Multidisciplinary Science

The Multidisciplinary Science curriculum allows undergraduate students to design a path that provides more breadth than traditional science programs. This degree is a good fit for students with career interests that span scientific disciplines, such as anthropology, biology, psychology, computer science, mathematics, and psychology. Together with an advisor, students develop a trajectory that sets them up for professional success.

What You Can Do with a Multidisciplinary Science Degree

Many exciting areas of scientific inquiry like environmental science, bioinformatics, and biophysical science require broad science backgrounds and encompass several disciplines. Students considering careers in health sciences, science education, or a science-related business are well served by a multidisciplinary science program. Alumni have secured jobs in diverse fields:

  • Software development
  • Healthcare
  • Dentistry
  • K12 pre-high school education
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Medical records
  • Veterinary
Research labs across the PROGRAM
of graduates secure a job within 6 months of graduation
of students are first-generation

Our Degree Programs

Students in the Multidisciplinary Science program can pursue either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. They design their course of study based on their professional goals and degree requirements.

Affiliated Departments

The Multidisciplinary Science program is affiliated with many science departments across the University of Oregon. Discover what these departments have to offer for students.

Cathy Wong Laser Lab
Get Real-World Experience

In addition to laboratory experience, students can take part in a wide range of internships in public health, environmental studies, or non-profits. Students can also study or intern abroad to learn about how different cultures approach the field of multidisciplinary science.

Scholarships and Funding

Undergraduate scholarships assessable to Multidisciplinary Science Majors and recommendations for additional funding resources.



Academic Support

In addition to Tykeson Hall, our department has a faculty advisor who supports multidisciplinary science majors in choosing classes and fulfilling the requirements for the program.


Multidisciplinary Science News and Events

November 7, 2022
BIOLOGY - A new gene editing technique developed by UO researchers compresses what previously would have been years of work into just a few days, making new kinds of research possible in animal models.
October 27, 2022
A $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant will boost the UO’s efforts to build a support community for STEM teachers across 14 Western states through the agency’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
December 13, 2021
BIOLOGY, PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE - A University of Oregon scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation is enhancing teacher education on campus and creating a ripple effect in public schools around Oregon.

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Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture
Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture Apr 24 William W. Knight Law Center

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