Start with Science to discover, connect, engage and belong.
Navigating your first year at Oregon State is important for your personal, academic and social success not only at OSU but well beyond. In partnership with the university, the College of Science offers key programs — from START and Welcome Week to the Science Success Center, our student Peer Advisors and advising program — to help you develop your own academic plan.
You will learn about yourself and grow in ways you may not even imagine through undergraduate research, our cultural centers, First-Year Experience courses featuring topics to ensure a successful transition to academic work and college life, career development, internships, fieldwork, science student clubs and many more. Explore sample First-Year Experience courses where students investigate academic topics with their instructor as well as gain a deeper understanding of how to connect to OSU as they start to see all the possibilities of their undergraduate experience.
The First-Year Experience at OSU is designed to challenge and support you throughout your first year and to connect you to transformative, life-changing opportunities that will help define your future and help you excel at OSU and beyond. Create your own unique experience at OSU by attending College of Science events throughout your first year.
Study abroad. Leadership roles. Research opportunities. Community service. Student activities. Together with OSU, the College of Science offers programs, resources and events to provide you with the opportunities to make your education and undergraduate experience everything you want it to be.