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Strategic Plan 2015 to 2020

LEAD (Learn, Engage, Achieve, Discover)

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Richard Nafshun conducting experiment during lecture

Global Excellence in Science

For nearly a century, Oregon State University College of Science has thrived through intellectual exploration, the quest for new knowledge, translation of discoveries into good use, solutions to the most pressing problems of our time and communication of fascinating science across Oregon, the nation and the world. Through investments in these areas, we inspire and build leaders in science.

Our distinction lies in the depth of our intellectual engagement and the breadth of our scholarly work in the life, physical, mathematical and computational sciences. We offer internationally recognized programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines: biology, biochemistry and biophysics, biohealth sciences, microbiology, zoology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics.

The College of Science is an inclusive, welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment to a diverse community. Working together as OneScience, the College is a nucleus of learning, societal engagement, achievement and discovery.

Our plan has three major goals for our people, our planet and our prosperity:

Goal 1

To build a diverse and inclusive science community focused on excellence.

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Goal 2

To be a global leader in scientific research and scholarship for a better world.

See how we advance science  

Goal 3

To excel in outreach, engagement, visibility and economic development.

Our progress