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Our faculty understand that preparing students to become global science leaders begins with an outstanding and transformative education.

Ready to make your impact on the world?

Be part of a thriving community that pursues science that matters. Driven by curiosity, our community of scientists tackle today’s toughest challenges and apply creative solutions to make groundbreaking discoveries and innovations for a sustainable and healthy world.

Science is better at Oregon State

Prepare to take your career in science or mathematics to the next level. OSU receives more than twice the research funding of any other university in the state. Seize opportunities here to engage in world-changing research and to learn from Oregon's leading-edge scientists!

How to apply

We have worked hard to streamline the admissions process for you. Follow the steps outlined below, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact OSU admissions. Help is never more than an email or phone call away!

Carol McKiel, recruiter at Oregon State University's College of Science

Questions? Just ask Carol!

Sometimes you just want to talk to a human — we've got you. Carol McKiel is here to guide you. You'll enjoy the individual attention as you explore how OSU could be the right fit for your future!

Call 541-737-1774 or email

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Visit our campus, get to know Team Science

Whether you’ve been admitted or thinking about applying, you're invited to come see us and learn what it means to be a student in the College of Science.

Guided by our Student Ambassadors, tours are great opportunities to hear about our majors, see our beautiful campus and hear current STEM majors share their Oregon State experiences.

Tours take place every Monday - Friday at 1 p.m., starting outside the Science Success Center in Kidder Hall.

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Orientation: Your adventure STARTS here

All undergraduate first-year and transfer students participate in START, our first-year student orientation. This time prepares you to embark upon an engaging experience that will introduce you to the expectations, culture and community of the Oregon State University and the College of Science. Learn about the campus resources that will help you have a smooth transition to college life.

Take the next step.

Confirm your enrollment and prepare for your first term. Note that you must be confirmed to begin the new student orientation and course registration process.

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Costs, financial aid and scholarships

Investing in a science education is one of the best decisions you can make. But understand what your education will cost — and how we can help make it more affordable.

Post-Bacc opportunities

Already have a bachelor’s degree, but looking for another one? Explore College of Science Post-Bacc opportunities.

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With hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking and the ocean just an hour away, Corvallis offers many ways to unwind and clear your mind to focus deeply on science.

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More than 51% of people walk, bike or skateboard to campus (OSU has more parking spaces for bikes than cars!), and our students enjoy food made from ingredients from local farms and campus gardens.

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