This 2021-22 guide serves as a resource to help you evaluate how your Portland Community College science credits will transfer to Oregon State University. Our advisors are here to help you, and we encourage you to use this guide to supplement, and not replace, advisory support provided at both institutions. Speak with the College of Science Transfer Advisor early on to ensure you select the correct course and proper sequence.
Portland Community College
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Biochemistry & Biophysics provides a degree path centered on the chemistry and physics of life processes with training that integrates the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biological sequence analysis.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology degree provides a degree path centered on the molecular bases of living systems with training in molecular genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology, as well as in rapidly developing areas of bioinformatics.
The BioHealth Sciences major is designed for students pursuing a career in some aspect of healthcare. The curriculum contains most, if not all, of the prerequisites required by professional schools for admission.
The Biology major is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in life sciences. The major couples a comprehensive biological, physical and quantitative science core with a variety of electives that can be catered to meet diverse professional goals.
Nationally and internationally ranked in many research areas, the OSU Chemistry Department is a leader in discovering new chemical approaches to improve the environment, curing disease and identifying solutions to global climate change and sustainable and clean energy applications.
Mathematics students are trained to think logically and precisely, and exposed to many areas of pure and applied mathematics. Mathematics students are well prepared for graduate school, careers in industry or research where mathematics plays a pivotal role.
The Microbiology major consists of a comprehensive core with a strong biological and physical science foundation combined with select fundamental courses in microbiology. Microbiology graduates go on to careers in basic research, health professions, industry, agriculture and the environment, and food science.
Physics undergraduates learn a modern approach to physics in a variety of interactive class formats, gaining understanding of how the elementary systems in nature operate. Graduates have a wide variety of career opportunities, finding employment in research or industry.
As the only Zoology degree program in the state of Oregon, undergraduates are prepared for careers including animal care and husbandry, environmental consulting, and wildlife and field biology. (Zoology is NOT appropriate for those interested in being Pre-Vet: See Biology).