School of Science Undergraduate Programs
Education in science is at the core of the MIT undergraduate experience. All undergraduates at MIT learn the basics of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and molecular biology. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in all of our six schools. An overview of the undergraduate degree requirements for the Department’s in the School of Science are available below:
- Department of Biology (Course 7)
- Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Course 9)
- Department of Chemistry (Course 5)
- Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (Course 12)
- Department of Mathematics (Course 18)
- Department of Physics (Course 8)
Many students in the School of Science conduct research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. One of the earliest programs of its kind in the United States, MIT’s UROP invites undergraduates to participate in research as the junior colleagues of Institute faculty. The late Margaret L. A. MacVicar, Professor of Physical Science and Dean for Undergraduate Education, created MIT’s UROP in 1969, inspired by Edwin H. Land. Land, the inventor of instant photography, believed in the power of learning by doing. More information on the UROP program is online at: http://mit.edu/urop/.
Undergraduate admissions are handled by the MIT Admissions Office.