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Start here. Go anywhere.

We ask the Big Questions, pursue curiosity-driven solutions and take bold risks that take us OUT THERE. Our unwavering desire to tackle urgent problems keeps us up at night and gets us out of bed every morning. We get things done.

Embrace science. Go beyond the classroom wherever your ideas take you. Join the next generation of diverse thinkers, doers and leaders. START HERE.

Start here. Go anywhere.

We ask the Big Questions, pursue curiosity-driven solutions and take bold risks that take us OUT THERE. Our unwavering desire to tackle urgent problems keeps us up at night and gets us bounding out of bed in the morning. We embrace science that takes us way beyond the classroom. We get things done.

Driven by passion and purpose, our graduates go wherever their ideas take them — immersed in the ocean, under a microscope, high on a mountaintop, deep in the data or thrust into space. At Oregon State we welcome you to join the next generation of diverse thinkers, doers and leaders.

START HERE. SCIENCE IS BETTER AT OREGON STATE.

Science that goes beyond the classroom.

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Learn science by discovering the world in unique, exciting and profound ways. At the College of Science you can complement and deepen classroom learning by applying your knowledge to hands-on and life changing projects. Every student has an opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry through field work, experiential learning, internships and study abroad programs.

Learn more about the transformative experiences of our students 

Be part of Team Science.

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Finding solutions to today's challenges increasingly depends on diverse teams of scientists working together with a common goal. At Oregon State, collaboration is part of our DNA. Every student learns how to work (and have fun) as a member of Team Science, gaining leadership and collaboration skills that are highly valued in today's marketplace. Brainstorm in a seminar, reside in a science Living Learning Community, join one of 25 science clubs, or chill with students at our new Science Success Center, here are the many ways to get involved

What kind of impact will you make?

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Through research, service, leadership and outreach, our science students are having an enormous influence on the world around them. You will join a community of determined and motivated young scientists and leaders who are bent on improving the quality of life for humankind and the planet. Discover all the ways you can make an impact 

Science opens doors.

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Critical thinking, problem-solving and computational skills are some of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. Science graduates are well suited for many career options from geneticist, doctor, chemist and astrophysicist to environmental lawyer, entrepreneur or even microbrewer.

What can you do with a science education? Anything 

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Get the help you need to shine

We combine traditional with innovative, out-of-the-box approaches so our graduates are career ready. At the College of Science, we know that going beyond the classroom, getting hands-on experience and building leadership skills is what it takes to learn, take action, and persevere.

That's what makes our graduates rise to the top. And that's how they land their dream job or spot at top graduate and med schools. Here are the career resources to help you get your foot in the door 

Our alumni are changing the world.

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Beavers are known for their grit and determination to succeed, despite long odds. Take Sreyram Kuy, for example. Born in a Cambodian death camp, almost killed by a grenade before she was three, Kuy came to campus driven both to succeed and to give back -and she has. As a general surgeon at a Houston veteran's hospital, Kuy does "everything that's not cool or pretty," from hernias and appendicitis to life-threatening abdominal cancers, serving a population that often has nowhere else to go for lifesaving healthcare. Around the world, 26,000+ science alumni like Kuy are getting the job done. Join us!

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, FindTheHome.com

It's SMART and SUCCESSFUL.

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

It's GREEN.

#1 Eco-friendly Small City, Sunset

See for yourself!

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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