Oregon State University

Introduction

Oregon State University is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.

Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose — making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.

As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $285 million in external funding in the 2014 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.232 billion.

Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 30,058 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs,including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.

Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Dixon Recreation Center are connected to the grid.

The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on campus.

Oregon State is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 55,000 in the heart of Western Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Corvallis consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., as well as among the most environmentally responsible.

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Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Corvallis

Civil engineering is the design, construction, and maintenance of public works, including roads, bridges, harbors, etc. At Oregon State University our programs in civil engineering prepare students to become working professional civil engineering and academic researchers who study civil engineering problems. Our civil engineering undergraduate program offers a... [+]

Bachelor in Civil Engineering Civil engineering is the design, construction, and maintenance of public works, including roads, bridges, harbors, etc. At Oregon State University our programs in civil engineering prepare students to become working professional civil engineering and academic researchers who study civil engineering problems. Our civil engineering undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree where students receive general instruction in all disciplines, with the option for additional elective courses in desired areas. While our graduate program offers many areas of specialization for research focus: construction engineering management, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, innovative materials, ocean and coastal engineering, structural engineering, surveying, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. All undergraduate students upon graduation are eligible to take the National Fundamentals of Engineering, F.E., examination and students with an additional 16 quarter hours of surveying/geomatics courses can take in Oregon the Fundamentals of Surveying, F.S., examination. These examinations are the first step to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer or Professional Surveyor. OSU's BSCE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art education to prepare students for professional and responsible engineering positions with business, industry, consulting firms or government. Among the many unique opportunities open to OSU Civil Engineering students is the Civil Engineering Cooperative Program (CECOP). The program offers students a high quality, paid industrial experience and related academic activities while pursuing a degree at OSU. Students in the CE program are also eligible to seek... [-]

Bachelor in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Corvallis

Computer science is the study of algorithms and problem solving. These problems apply to every scientific, engineering, and mathematical field, making computer scientists relevant in every professional field today. A computer science degree at Oregon State can give you the skills to program a custom low level sensor board all the way up to coordinating cloud datacenters full of servers... [+]

Bachelor in Computer Science Computer science is the study of algorithms and problem solving. These problems apply to every scientific, engineering, and mathematical field, making computer scientists relevant in every professional field today. A computer science degree at Oregon State can give you the skills to program a custom low level sensor board all the way up to coordinating cloud datacenters full of servers. Students can choose from the accredited Computer Systems option, one of the applied options including building their own custom curriculum, or minor in computer science. Computer Science Options Computer Systems ne of the benefits of the Systems option is its accreditation. The Computer Systems Option is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Systems option gives students the necessary training and preparation that many large companies (such as Google, Apple, and Intel) desire. Computer Systems also gives the student the necessary preparation to continue and pursue computer science or other engineering fields in graduate level programs. The extra preparation required in the Systems option is more math, physics, and required CS courses; however, as a Systems option, a student can still take a minimum of 2-5 CS elective courses. Applied The option allows students to develop a degree program that focuses on their area of interest. Students can shape a program that includes fields outside computer science such as music, chemistry, mathematics and medical fields, or specialize in an area of computer science such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, game and simulation development, human-computer... [-]

Bachelor in Food Science and Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Corvallis

A bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology provides the necessary foundation to pursue any of the many possible food and beverage related career paths. The program integrates principles and concepts in the physical, biological and engineering sciences (including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, math and statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, and food engineering) and... [+]

Bachelor in Food Science and Technology A bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology provides the necessary foundation to pursue any of the many possible food and beverage related career paths. The program integrates principles and concepts in the physical, biological and engineering sciences (including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, math and statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, and food engineering) and applies them to the scientific and technical aspects of food and beverage processing. Students who achieve at least a 2.00 GPA in the required foundation courses in chemistry additionally earn a Chemistry minor. In addition to completing the Food Science and Technology Core, students select from among three options (areas of concentration): Enology and Viticulture Fermentation Science Food Science All curricula are approved by the Higher Education Committee of the Institute of Food Technologists, making students eligible for national and Oregon IFT scholarships, as well as providing universal degree recognition within the food industry. Beyond choosing an option, students are able to further customize their studies through a menu of elective credits, facilitating the development of additional expertise in food related areas such as microbiology, toxicology, nutrition, horticulture, and animal sciences, and crediting formalized career and professional development experiences. Among minors that complement the Food Science and Technology major are Business and Entrepreneurship, Microbiology, and Nutrition. Grade Requirements All courses required for completion of the Food Science and Technology major must be passed, graded on the A–F scale. Included are both "core" and "option" courses in FST, as... [-]

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Corvallis

Mechanical engineers design, develop, and improve devices, products, processes, and systems. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering can lead to work in almost any type of industry. At Oregon State, mechanical engineering focal areas include design, mechanics materials, robotics & control, and thermal–fluid sciences... [+]

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineers design, develop, and improve devices, products, processes, and systems. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering can lead to work in almost any type of industry. At Oregon State, mechanical engineering focal areas include design, mechanics materials, robotics & control, and thermal–fluid sciences. Program Description and Degree Requirements The mechanical engineering undergraduate degree program at Oregon State has two components: the pre-engineering program and ME professional school. ME Pre-Engineering The ME pre-engineering program comprises your first two years of program coursework and lays the foundation for being a successful engineer and for doing well in the ME professional program. Along with an introductory mechanical engineering course, you'll take courses in basic engineering science, math and statistics, chemistry and physics, and oral and written communication. This portion of the ME program is open to any undergraduate admitted to OSU. ME Professional School The pro-school component of your OSU ME education encompasses your junior and senior years and focuses on strengthening and extending your discipline-specific knowledge and experience. Core coursework in ME pro school includes fluid science, thermodynamics, materials, dynamics, and design. In contrast to the pre-engineering program, entrance into ME pro school is selective: You must apply and be accepted after successfully completing your pre-engineering coursework. Admission into the Mechanical Engineering Professional Program at OSU is highly competitive. What Do Mechanical Engineers Do? Mechanical engineers are well-rounded, creative individuals who work on all kinds of mechanical, environmental, and materials-, fluids-, and heat-related problems. As a mechanical... [-]

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