Prospective Undergraduate Students
Why Choose UA for Science?
The undergraduate education and research programs through the College of Science provide extraordinary opportunities for students at all levels—whether it’s cutting-edge classroom courses that take students to the boundaries of human understanding, or participation in research projects designed to probe the limits of each student’s capacities and motivations.
The UA Science undergraduate experience includes:
- Courses with internationally ranked faculty researchers
- Undergraduate research opportunities for pay, credit or applied, career-related experience
- K-12 tutoring and mentoring in the community, peer teaching opportunities, science clubs and activities
- Travel opportunities for research and education
Undergraduates at the UA develop skills valuable for many career paths. This training strengthens the development of:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Quantitative and analytical skills
- Time management
Requirements for undergraduate admission into the College of Science are the same as those for admission to University of Arizona; with two exceptions. Students entering the Computer Science program or the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program must enter as pre-majors within those programs. Admission into the full major is contingent upon successful completion of coursework, minimum GPA, and it requires a competitive application process. Also, there are different routes for teacher certification by the Science Teacher Preparation Program that may influence the mode of admission to this particular program.
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