Meet global challenges through inquiry and discovery.
Our understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe is grounded in the natural sciences. Whether students study the relationship of structure to function in biological systems or find mathematical patterns and structures, they’ll develop the ability to think logically and quantitatively about real-world problems.
Three From Hopkins Win Goldwater Scholarships
The scholarship recognizes outstanding research and achievements of students in STEM fields.Read More
The Neural Links Between Voice and Thought
Behavioral biology major Jessica D. ’23 is working to better understand how our ability to communicate affects brain organization and thinking.Read More
an interdisciplinary approach
Through our flexible curriculum, our students are encouraged to deepen their interests and explore new ones. We don’t have any required classes. Instead, you’ll choose from courses across academic areas between our Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and our Whiting School of Engineering so you can expand your knowledge, dig deeper into topics that interest you, and discover connections at the intersection of disciplines.
INBT creates innovative technologies at the interface of nanoscience, engineering, biology, and medicine. The Institute runs summer programs for undergraduates that include workshops, seminars, courses, and research experiences.EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE INSTITUTE
Our BDP Summer Program offers Hopkins undergraduates the opportunity to work with one of our Bloomberg Distinguished Professors (BDPs) full-time for 10 weeks over the summer. The professors are all preeminent scholars whose work merges at least two traditional academic disciplines.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS
Majors and Minors
- Behavioral Biology
- Cognitive Science
- Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Medicine, Science, and the Humanities
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Natural Sciences
Jared Kaplan, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
I want people to be intrigued and entertained…and get a slightly more nuanced and humanized idea of what scientists are doing and how they’re thinking about things, and to understand that science is a human enterprise like any other.
As the #1 research university in the nation, we provide our undergraduates with resources and funding to pursue their ambitions.
- HOUR is our home for supporting and encouraging undergraduates in research endeavors by connecting them to opportunities both inside and outside of Hopkins.
- The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity (URSCA) assists undergraduate students with creating, planning and undertaking a hands-on research project.
- The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), offers students up to $2,500 and a partnership with a full-time faculty sponsor for research on any topic of their choosing.
- CIRCUIT offers undergraduates a $5,000 stipend to take part in cutting-edge summer research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to map the brain at nanoscale resolution and make significant contributions to science.
- Johns Hopkins Medicine Summer Internship Program provides research opportunities in laboratories at Hopkins Medicine.
The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ departments, programs, and centers often offer their own research awards or funding opportunities.
See What Our Faculty Are Up To
Mathematician Emily Riehl Earns President’s Frontier Award
Emily Riehl’s area of study, category theory, is said to be “taking the mathematical field by storm,” in the words of her colleagues.Read More
Two Luminaries—a Cosmologist and a Poet—Contemplate Our Place in the Universe
Decorated Hopkins faculty members Andrew Motion and Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess engage in a wide-ranging discussion ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.Read More
Krieger School Chemist Wins Prestigious Packard Fellowship
Xiongyi Huang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, works to bridge the worlds of biology and synthetic chemistry to develop new, affordable, and sustainable processes for chemical synthesis and drug development.Read More
Join the Club
Hopkins students pursue their interests outside the classroom. If you’re fascinated by the natural sciences, you might consider getting involved in these student organizations.