Share the Sense of Discovery
The College of Science at the University of Arizona is place for undergraduates who want to:
- receive excellent training for a future career or for graduate or professional school.
- learn science through active participation in nationally and internationally recognized research programs.
- share their enthusiasm for science with other undergraduates and faculty members through clubs in their discipline.
- excite elementary school children about science through one of the numerous outreach programs in the college.
In their Freshmen Year Science undergraduates usually:
- select a major right away, but may explore different scientific disciplines in the College before declaring a major.
- take courses in their discipline the first semester, depending on their level of math preparation.
- blend general education courses into their four-year program of study, rather than taking these courses all at once during the first two years.
- meet with their advisors at least once each semester to plan their program of study
- take small seminar courses (Freshmen Colloquia) in their major and in other majors throughout the university. These courses give students close interaction with faculty in a small group setting.
In recent years, the average incoming GPA for College of Science Freshmen was 3.43 and the average SAT (or equivalent ACT) was 1151.
- The first year experience for transfer students will depend on the courses already taken that might be transferred for credit to the University of Arizona.