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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.

We pursue both curiosity-driven, fundamental research to better understand the broader world and use-inspired research to tackle some of the grand challenges of science, engineering, business and education. We take pride in our responsibility to share what we discover with the scientific community and the world.


A strong, diverse, cohesive science community—faculty, staff, alumni and friends—who are committed to working together to achieve a set of common goals that foster the academic, personal and professional growth of all its members.

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. This breadth, combined with our ability to bring together leaders across disciplines, is what galvanizes our faculty and students to work collaboratively to create new knowledge and address major societal issues.

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.