About Us

The College of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Rí­o Piedras Campus was established in 1943, in the city of San Juan in the central northern area of the island. With a large student body, the college provides one of the best educations in science in Latin America with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Nutrition.

The College annually enrolls approximately 2,800 undergraduate students, including those who continue studies at the Medical Sciences Campus.

Students can transfer to the Medical Sciences Campus into the following programs:

  • Medical Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine Technology.

One of our goals is to increase the number of students who go on to graduate studies either at our campus or outside. Annually about 300 students enroll in our graduate programs. . We have doctoral programs in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Chemical Physics.

We are very proud of our students, of whom 3150 have graduated from our programs between 2000-2001 and 2006-2007. During this period,

  • 2,900 students graduated with a bachelor's degree
  • 115 students earned their master's degree, and
  • 135 students received a doctorate degree.

The College of Natural Sciences has been distinguished for offering our students a high-quality education. Thanks to this, a large percentage of our students are prepared to continue doctoral studies in many fields of research.

During the past 30 years, the College of Natural Sciences has undergone a dramatic evolution. Our students not only pursue studies in Medicine, but are also well prepared to enter professions which involve other areas of research. Likewise, they are well trained to pursue graduate studies in science-related fields.

Throughout its history, the college has made a great impact in science and technology in Puerto Rico and is well positioned to be increasingly competitive in research and education at an international level.


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