Science, College, Life!

Science, College, Life!

Are you interested in science and wondering how it can fit with your plans for college, and life beyond? We'll talk about how to make science, college, and life work together for you.

Here are some things we'll get into: 

  • What is research and why should it interest you?  How to take advantage of research at UO.
  • Helping your professors help you
  • Building a career based in science. 
  • What are employers looking for?  One thing employers say they want is critical thinkers.  What does this mean in science?  How does a first year science student think critically?
  • How to use your college experience to make employers interested in you – Start early! 
  • And much more!

Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package:

UGST 109 First-Year Experience Seminar - 1-credit

CH 221 General Chemistry - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes. It is a science that is central to our understanding of the natural world and it serves as a foundation for all other scientific disciplines. The General Chemistry sequence, beginning with CH 221, is designed for science majors and pre-professional students, and provides an introduction to the experimental and theoretical foundations of chemistry. Students will gain factual knowledge about the terminology and language of chemistry as well as an understanding of the underlying reasons why chemical processes occur. They will be expected to interpret, reason and problem solve using fundamental chemical principles.

CH 227 General Chemistry Lab - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 2-credits

Introduces chemistry laboratory techniques, including volume and mass measurement, use of the pipette and burette, and gravimetric thermochemical measurements. Required for students in the natural sciences or for those preparing to enter one of the medical sciences.