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Hands On Experiences

Microbiologist Maude David works with a smiling student in the lab

Your journey starts here

The College of Science prepares students to tackle the tough problems and transform the world through discovery, hard work and innovation. We do this by fostering creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and offering students experiences that challenge and inspire.

The College of Science's supportive and diverse community includes academic advisors, faculty, staff, career counselors and Peer Advisors who are here to help you bridge the gap between your academic and social life at OSU and to support your growth and development.

Get involved in our student life programs right away to make the most of your time in college.

Science is better at Oregon State University thanks to all the hands-on learning experiences that await you. Hear all about it from Team Science students and faculty! In this video, they'll describe what sets our science programs apart.

Our students do work that matters

Hands-on experiences that enhance your learning and growth

Throughout your Oregon State science education, you will be surrounded by opportunities to engage in hands-on experiences, or experiential learning. Hands-on experiences encourage learning through doing and can be transformative, leading to fulfilling lives and career success after graduation.

Hands-on experiences support your intellectual, professional and personal development to prepare you to become successful and engaged global citizens. In fact, the relationships that develop with your fellow students through hands-on experiences have proven just as important to success as relationships with professors.

Make the most of these transformative experiences during your years at Oregon State and the College of Science!