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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Oregon State University (OSU) Academics

Oregon State University requires at least 180 quarter hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Oregon State University (OSU) accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Oregon State University (OSU) has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 69% of students who start college at Oregon State University (OSU) complete all the credits required within six years.

Oregon State University (OSU) offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Oregon State University (OSU) may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At Oregon State University (OSU)?

Oregon State University (OSU) has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Oregon State University (OSU) directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Oregon State University (OSU)

When choosing a major, Oregon State University (OSU) students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Oregon State University (OSU).

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Oregon State University (OSU) does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Oregon State University (OSU)

Oregon State University (OSU) offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oregon State University

Does Oregon State University (OSU) Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Oregon State University (OSU) offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Oregon State University (OSU) Offer Online Classes?

✅ Oregon State University (OSU) has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Oregon State University (OSU) Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Oregon State University (OSU) offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Oregon State University (OSU) Have An Honors Program?

✅ Oregon State University (OSU) offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Oregon State University (OSU).

Does Oregon State University (OSU) Require Internships?

❌ Oregon State University (OSU) does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Oregon State University

Oregon State University Library

The main library on campus is the Valley Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Oregon State University (OSU)

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Oregon State University (OSU) does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Oregon State University (OSU) have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Oregon State University (OSU) has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Oregon State University (OSU) include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force branch unit on campus

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