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Social Sciences

Tracing the Path to Oregon

Two young boys wearing matching sports capsStudents produce compelling documentaries that capture oral histories of the many paths of migration to Oregon.

Analyze This

A numbers chart with a rising arrowEconomics honors program serves local government and nonprofit clients. 

Street Improvements Don't Pencil Out

A white van driving on the road in front of treesHonors study analyzes mountains of data and offers a conclusion to the City of Springfield.

Students Range Far Afield

A cowResearch in the social sciences can involve delving into the Special Collections and University Archives of the UO Libraries or traveling as far afield as Chile or the Arctic Circle to pursue an original idea.

Online Extras

Bee Conservative

A Honeybee pollinating a flowerRead the pollination study and habitat recommendations from the Sustainable Farms team.

Latino Roots

A man and woman in front of a wooden cross atop a mountainWatch student documentaries that trace the path of migration from Latin America to Oregon.

Funding for Student Research

Red laser lights on a black backgroundStudents can apply for fellowships and scholarships (including a full-tuition waiver) to support their work.

Economic Impact

An economics bar graphFrom federal forest payments to the benefits of reading readiness, econ honors projects get real.

Summer Program Leads to Big Award

A young woman SPUR student receives prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award.