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Research opportunities for every student.

At Oregon State, you can study everything from the ocean floor to the stars. Opportunities to prepare for a career in STEM are limitless here. As the largest public university in Oregon, we were built on the sciences. That’s why we provide more undergraduate research opportunities than any other university in the state. Start here. Go anywhere.

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Top 1.5% of public research universities in the world


of all Oregon STEM students attend Oregon State


Academic degree programs at Oregon State


Most Innovative in the Pacific Northwest

Half of Oregon State Science undergraduates work on research projects.

Take advantage of research at Oregon State

Pursue a STEM career at a top 12% university known for its strength in the sciences – for over 150 years. Learn from OSU’s global science leaders. Connect with like-minded peers. Enhance your learning by applying your knowledge to hands-on problem solving and research outside the classroom. Tap the resources that prepare you for jobs now and into the future.

Here’s what sets Science at Oregon State apart:

  • More opportunities to do undergraduate research alongside faculty mentors. OSU receives more research funding than any other Oregon university.
  • Oregon’s only land grant university. Founded to serve the people. Still true today.
  • Staying at the forefront of innovative teaching methods to help you succeed in science.
  • 5 science tutoring centers and 7 campus cultural centers to support your academic and personal growth.
  • Stellar academic advising. Get in depth guidance from day one to prepare you for your career.
  • Outstanding pre-health career preparation. Our medical school acceptance rate consistently exceeds the national average.

OSU scientists make a difference with research

Sister’s battle with leukemia shapes Goldwater Scholar’s love of medicine and research

Goldwater Scholar Kendra Jackson is a biochemistry and molecular biology senior with big dreams of a future in medicine and research.

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The paid 10-week internship program is designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers through research experiences at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

Aspiring forensic scientist gets boost from research opportunities

Aspiring forensic scientist Madeline Bloom, an honors chemistry student, gets a huge boost from College of Science undergraduate research opportunities.

Researching intertidal communities ecosystems: Ecology fellowship supports student fieldwork

For Lily Miksell, the Alexei Lubchenco Menge Undergraduate Research Fellowship presented an exciting opportunity to pursue her interests in ecology and conservation.