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Academic departments and programs

Achieving global impact in the sciences and mathematics

Science students with professor looking at experiment in lab

Our seven departments and academic programs across the mathematical, physical and biological sciences are at the forefront of research and learning. OSU’s community of scientists is distinguished by a fearless spirit of innovation, a commitment to social progress and the pursuit of fundamental and applied knowledge. Our students gain a solid understanding of the scope and methods of modern science and mathematics. Oregon State science faculty, students and alumni are finding solutions to some of the world’s most critical issues in the areas of marine ecology, artificial intelligence, sustainability, drug discovery, nuclear decontamination and renewable energy.