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The Last of Us Part I

The University: Science Building

Shane Williams

This is a guide for the second area in The University in The Last of Us: Part 1. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to escaping the science building.

Joel and Ellie come across the corpse of a Firefly.

Trophy Collectables Weapons & Ammo Healing Items Crafting/Item Upgrades
Firefly Pendant x 1 Handgun Ammo x4 Health Bar Supplements x35
Molotov: Deployment (Training Manual) Flamethrower Fuel x20 Blades x6
Office Recorder El Diablo Ammo x2 Binding x1
Fungal X-Rays Revolver Ammo x2 Rag x5
Lab Recorder Alcohol x2
Firefly’s Recorder Explosive x6
Parts x114
Tool (Level 4)

Where To Find The Tools Level 4 Upgrade

Once you’ve finally made it through the university and reached the Science Building, look in the room to your left to find Parts x25 in a locker and a Workbench. From here, head out into the corridor and search the cupboard to the right of the Lecture Room door to find Parts 5, Blades x1 and Explosive x1, then enter the room to find some Supplements x5.

(1 of 2) Collect the Tools Upgrade Level 4

Collect the Tools Upgrade Level 4 (left), then enter the Biology Lab to find the Office Recorder. (right)

Avoid the Main Atrium and enter the room on the left at the end of the corridor to find Parts x10 in the locker, then unlock room 205 with a Shiv to find the Tools Level 4 Upgrade, Molotov: Deployment Training Manual, Flamethrower Ammo x20, Parts x50 and Supplements x15. Go through the Main Atrium door and inspect the clipboard sitting on a box, then head upstairs and go into the room on the left.

Take another left and enter the Biology Lab room to find the Office Recorder sitting on the desk, then go into the room next to it to find Supplements x5, El Diablo Ammo x2 and Parts x4. Return to the corridor and enter the Storage Room just before the double doors to find Supplements x10, Revolver Ammo x2 and Parts x10, then go to the end of the corridor to find the Fungal X-Rays on a desk.

(1 of 2) Collect the Fungal X-Ray from the desk

Collect the Fungal X-Ray from the desk (left), then pickup the Firefly Pendant - Sadie Pearle Hickment from the corner of the room. (right)

Enter the room 308 which is tucked away in the corner and pickup the Lab Recorder from the table, then take a look in the back right corner to find the Firefly Pendant - Sadie Pearle Hickman. Proceed into the next room to find Parts x5, Rag x1, Explosive x1, then enter the final room for a cutscene.

How To Escape The Science Building

Following the scene you’ll need to escape the science building, but you’ll also have multiple enemies trying to take you down. Stealth really isn’t an option at this stage, so sit back and take out anyone in the distance with the Hunting Rifle, then switch over to the Shotgun to take out anyone nearby. Once you’ve reached the first floor and the scene has come to a close, follow the linear path ahead until you reach the exit. This will bring the University portion of the game to a close and you’ll move onto the Lakeside Resort!

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS3, PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    2 September 2022
  • Last Updated
    7 October 2022
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The Last of Us is a third-person action-adventure game that was released in 2013 for PlayStation 3, and then recreated for PlayStation 5. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where most of the population has been wiped out by a fungal infection. The story follows Joel, a smuggler who is hired to transport a young girl named Ellie across the United States, as she may hold the key to finding a cure for the infection. This guide for The Last of Us: Part I includes:

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