Science is better at Oregon State

We love science and we’re really good at it. If you want to ask the Big Questions, to make the world a better place and to travel the world, then Oregon State is the place to experience science. Our scientists often find themselves pulled to some of the most exotic places as they search for ways to create a healthy planet, healthy people and healthy economy.

Meet other bright people, stimulate your brain, have fun and maybe even change the world.

What kind of difference will you make?

Make an impact from day one


Collin Muniz

Collin is a double major in chemistry and physics and a minor in mathematics. He works in May Nyman’s Lab and has acquired a strong reputation for his outstanding work. Reflecting on his time at OSU, Collin says he wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.

Justin Conner (’15): Drawn to Oregon State’s nationally recognized zoology and ecology programs, Justin says research experiences gained in laboratories, from study abroad and through internships were highlights of his undergraduate studies.

Kylie Welch (’16): A first-generation Honors College student, Kylie is combining a biochemistry and biophysics major with anthropology and has worked in an oceanography lab and traveled abroad.

Our students transform the world

Claire Ostertag Hill ('15)

Biology and University Honors College alumna interned in India before heading to medical school.

Kim Kenny
Kim Kenny ('15)

Kim studied abroad in Antarctica, Australia, Thailand, and China while at Oregon State.

Jackson Dougan ('13)

Biology and University Honors College alumnus who was selected as the 2014 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations.

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Every student matters

Our students have access to academic and professional advisors to help them find their true passion and embark on the right career path. Our team of dedicated advisors help students navigate coursework, research and scholarship opportunities as well as life beyond Corvallis and Oregon State.

Our scholarships allow our students to be successful and reach their potential as the next generation of scientists.

About 275 science students received more than $2.1 million in scholarships and awards for merit, need and undergraduate research experiences last year. And scores of our students win summer research funding opportunities to pursue research in labs across the nation.

Our alumni achieve great things

Megan Cook

After graduating magna cum laude with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, Cook plunged into her career as an ocean ambassador working to bridge the areas of science, communication, industry and exploration.

Read about two other amazing alumni:

Dr. SreyRam Kuy (’00): With bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and science from OSU, SreyRam went on to earn a medical degree from OHSU and a master’s in health services from Yale.

Kyle Ireton (’15): Kyle majored in Biochemistry & Biophysics and minored in Spanish and Chemistry and is pursuing a career as a research physician/surgeon, specializing in neuro-oncology.

Our graduates get jobs they love

Meet Corvallis

It's FUN.

#3 College Town, American Institute for Economic Research
#10 Best College Town in America, Best College Review

It’s HAPPY and HIP.

#3 Happiest Small Places, Movoto
#19 Hippest Cities in America,


#5 Smartest City, Forbes
#3 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs,
#1 Most Patents Issued Per Capita, Plos One
#1 Most Affluent City in Oregon, Portland Business Journal


#1 Eco-friendly Small City, Sunset

See for yourself!


Visit us!

You could be living in one of the best places in the country next fall.

If you haven’t made it to Corvallis yet, come visit the College of Science and meet with faculty, science researchers and students or tour one of our labs to see the incredible things you could be doing.

Plan your visit