Diversity makes for better science.

A brilliant classroom is a diverse classroom.

Science students thrive in a supportive and vibrant educational atmosphere that helps them achieve their academic goals beyond expectations. First-generation student Jesse Rodriguez (’18), now a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, was encouraged by his mathematics professors and mentors to undertake ambitious research projects.

Distinguished guest speaker Jim Gates

Robust exchange of ideas

From Jim Gates to Bil Clemons, the College brings diverse leading scientists and thought leaders to campus to foster inclusive learning, creativity and belonging.

OSU STEM leader and peer advisor Yuriyah Reed-Harris

STEM Programs for first-generation and underrepresented minority students

Campus programs specifically geared to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students, such as LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation), OSU STEM Leaders, OSU MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science), support students and connect and fuel their interest in science. This makes our graduates successful on campus and throughout their careers.

Professor Javier Rojo

The country's first…

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in statistics is housed here at OSU. More than 15 years ago, statistics Professor Javier Rojo created the award-winning program that is now a national benchmark for recruiting, training and guiding underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students toward graduate degrees in mathematics and statistics. The REU program in mathematics, operating at OSU since 1987, has a stellar record of participation by women students.

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 welcome 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.