Insight into OSU

Academics

Oregon State University offers 90 undergraduate majors through its 11 colleges.  You can view the list by college, interest area, or a list you can filter by major, campus, college, and more.

Not sure what you'd like to study? Don't worry! You can start with the University Exploratory Studies Program and pick your major later. We also have tools to help you learn about your interests and pick a major that is the right fit for you.

Admissions

Are you ready to become a student at OSU? Visit Admissions to learn about the application process and find information about academics, financial aid, scholarships, student life, and much more.

Research

OSU students have many opportunities to engage in research

Undergraduates can engage in research or creative activities through their coursework or through organized programs under the mentorship of faculty members at OSU. Undergraduates also can also engage in research or creative activities without being a part of a formal program! Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts can help you with this process and also sponsors conferences where you can present your work.

Through the STEM Leaders Program, students from underrepresented groups in the colleges of Science, Engineering, and Agriculture gain access to paid undergraduate research, enroll in the U-SUCCEED course, receive peer mentoring and interact with a community of students with similar interests.

Transfer Experience

One third of all Oregon State University students are transfers. Learn about admissions requirements, explore how your credits from other schools transfer, and read the transfer FAQs.

Precollege Programs for Elementary to High School Students

The Precollege Programs support more than 70 OSU youth outreach activities. A few of these outreach activities are highlighted below, but you can visit the Precollege Programs website for a more comprehnsive look at programming.

  • STEM Academy  Summer camps for elementary, middle, and high school students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • TAG (Talented and Gifted) Programs  Summer and winter camps for TAG and high-ability students in elementary and middle school.  These programs provide an enjoyable, stimulating learning environment aimed to meet the particular needs of talented and gifted youth while in the company of other capable learners. 
  • SMILE (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences)  A year round program designed to build STEM skills for 4th - 12th grade students statewide. This program is for students of color, students who are from low income households, and students who would be the first in their families to attend college.
  • iINVENT Summer Camps  Summer camps around the state for middle school students who have an interest in inventing.