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Our people—our students, faculty, staff, alumni—and their successes.

Fundamental research for a better future.

Collaboration to solve the world’s problems and create opportunities.

Meaningful experiences that transform lives.

Outstanding teaching for engaging learners.

Diversity to build the best teams to do the best science.

An inclusive community.

Scientific literacy for all.


To advance science and build global leaders for a healthy people, living on a healthy planet, in a healthy economy.


The College of Science is a nucleus of learning, societal engagement, achievement and discovery at Oregon State University. The College conducts essential fundamental research to advance knowledge and to enable solutions to major societal problems through collaborative relationships, while inspiring and building diverse leaders in science to make our communities and world better. 

The College is a place of choice for faculty and students to thrive. Recognized internationally for research and training, our faculty are excited to excel at OSU. To help OSU become a top 10 land grant institution and a global university, we will outpace our peers as measured by high impact publications, funded research, visibility, industrial and international partnerships and workforce development. 

The College affirms its strong commitment to student success, and to integration of disciplinary education, research, communication and professional skills development to create scientists poised for career success and lifelong learning. We will recruit and retain a community of doers who value diversity of thought. Our OneScience community strives for excellence and is always inclusive. 

As a global center of excellence in research and pedagogy, the College is known for strengths in ecological and quantitative sciences that inform public policies on climate change; materials science to identify cost-effective sources of renewable energy and technology for a smart sustainable planet; biological sciences to advance understanding of disease mechanisms to improve animal and human health; and data sciences to enhance the quality of our research and spur economic development.


Excellence. We pursue excellence in everything we do from teaching and research to outreach and service. We take pride in the quality of our work. We focus on the intellectual growth of all members of our OneScience community. We achieve excellence and work-life satisfaction by working smarter.

Diversity. Diversity is the cornerstone of our community. Through our rich collection of people, ideas and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research and make discoveries. From differences, comes excellence. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects and affirms the dignity, value, identity and uniqueness of everyone.

Harmony. We value harmony and constantly look to connect and collaborate with colleagues across all areas of research and learning. We work without borders to maximize results and to enhance faculty and student success.