Celebrating the Class of 2024

Congratulations, Wolf Pack! The University conferred 3,027 degrees over the course of three days and five commencement ceremonies, including 2,340 bachelor’s degrees and 687 advanced degrees (master’s and doctoral degrees).

Read more about the 2024 graduates

The Mackay School

Explore degree programs and other opportunities within the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, an academic division within the College of Science.

Learn about the Mackay School
Mackay statue in front of the Mackay Mines building on the University campus.

Building a future of discovery, together

We are a college of accomplished faculty and inventive students, leading researchers and scientific pioneers. Every day, these great minds take on complex challenges and unearth groundbreaking solutions for problems we all care about. Imagine where we could go if we work together to support them. Will you join us?

Happening at the College of Science

A large group of well-dressed people, some seated and some standing, smile for a photo.

Westfall Scholars of spring 2024 celebrate their academic accomplishments

These students earned the highest GPA in their programs

Plastic waste is shown mixed in with a catch of many small fish.

River ‘plastisphere’ serves as home to ecosystem-draining organisms

New research explores the microbial communities that live on plastic waste and how they impact the 2nd most biodiverse river in the world

An aerial view of the San Andreas fault, running diagonally across the image from the top left to the bottom right. Below the fault lie some mountains. The landscape is very brown.

Nature article proposes new way to identify faults that might pose earthquake risk

The researchers found geometric complexity of nearby faults could play a role in the risk of earthquakes