The Faculty of Science at the University of Oulu is one of the most multidisciplinary and international units, in which fields of mathematics and science are widely represented. The aim of the studies is for the student to master the basic concepts, methods and core theories of the field and to be able to put knowledge into practice. In addition, the education prepares for scientific postgraduate education as well as lifelong learning and scientific communication. Studying requires perseverance.
In natural sciences understanding the basics is of utmost importance. The basic courses of every study programme are essential – they contain the core material of the subject in question and further studies build on them. Studying natural sciences is versatile in nature both because of its working methods and its contents. Natural science graduates have a wide range of career options. In some jobs substance knowledge is important whereas in others general abilities acquired in university studies are the ones that count.

Last updated: 6.10.2015