One degree in science. Endless possibilities.
If you are driven by a deep curiosity to understand how life and the universe work, we can prepare you to tackle the world's great challenges with innovative thinking and creative problem solving. You will learn to think like a scientist.
Ready to embrace science that takes you way beyond the classroom and lands you a job you'll love?
Pursue science that matters.
At Oregon State, we pursue the big ideas that keep us up late and get us bounding out of bed in the morning. We help students find their passion and then pursue it with all they’ve got.
Gain the critical thinking, problem-solving and computational skills that are in-demand skills in the workplace—from genetics, medicine and chemistry to astrophysics, biotechnology, climate change or even environmental law.
A science degree for jobs now and into the future
According to national data, our science degrees, options and research expertise rank among the fastest-growing, most satisfying jobs in the nation. Science majors enjoy a rigorous, broad and innovative learning environment that can take their education and careers anywhere from biochemistry to machine learning, organic chemistry to dentistry and the lab to the CIA. Technology is increasingly changing our world and will create new jobs that don’t even exist today. A balance of breadth and specialization equips students for a range of careers for years to come.
Science that goes beyond the classroom.
Learn science by investigating firsthand how the world around you works. At the College of Science, you will enhance your classroom learning by applying your knowledge to hands-on problem solving and research outside the classroom. Pursue opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry by studying wildlife in Costa Rica, interning for a U.S. government agency or learning collaboratively in one of 200 research labs on our campus.
Diversity makes for good science.
We value and promote diversity among our students and faculty by nurturing an inclusive environment where people, ideas and cultures of all types meaningfully interact with one another. The College of Science firmly believes diversity is essential for scientific progress, innovation and achievement. We welcomes people of all ethnicities, races, genders, abilities, religions, sexual identities and economic backgrounds to achieve their potential as scientists and leaders at OSU. Our students and faculty come from across town, across the state, nation and world, united by their love for science and the mission of discovery.
Join Team Science. The planet needs you.
Oregon State science students care deeply about using their knowledge to improve the quality of life for humankind and our planet. You can make a real difference through research, advocacy and service. Engage with scientists who share your passion and drive.
Visit a campus so inviting you'll want to stay.
The trees. The historic buildings. The high-tech labs. Cozy coffeehouses, tree-lined sidewalks and miles of trails. People from all over the world. Yet a small-town vibe. It all makes OSU's campus one of the most inspiring places you'll ever live.
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Don't just take our word for it.
FRIENDLY — #2 Friendliest college town in America — American Institute for Economic Research
FUN — #4 College Towns You'll Never Want to Leave — College Magazine
SAFE — #9 Safest Small Towns in America — Farmers Insurance Group
SMART — # 4 Most innovative tech hub in America — NerdWallet
GREEN — #8 Top U.S. Cities for Green Transportation — Data Hub
See for yourself
But pictures alone don’t do us justice. Want to see what it’s really like in the College of Science? Visit us in person. Meet with our faculty, science researchers and students. Tour one of our labs to see the incredible things you could be doing. Then you’ll know — you belong here.Plan your visit