Why Choose UA for Science

UA Science’s undergraduate education and research programs 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
  • Teamwork

During their freshman year, UA Science undergraduates may:

  • Begin taking science courses immediately, depending on level of math preparation
  • Receive academic advising tailored to field of study throughout college career
  • Take freshman, honors colloquia courses in small group settings, allowing for close interaction with faculty and peers
  • Get involved with public outreach programs offered at Flandrau Science Center, Biosphere 2, UA Science Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter and Tumamoc Desert Laboratory