State of Oregon

State of Oregon

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Our campus – the whole state of Oregon

State of Oregon

Corvallis is your launch point for statewide adventure.

Drive an hour to the west and explore the spectacular Oregon Coast (watch for whales). Head east into the Cascades to ski, snowboard and hike. The excitement of big-city Portland is 90 miles north, and Crater Lake, one of the world’s natural wonders, is a must-see to the south. There’s something for you here.

We go out there, where the answers are.

Whatever your major, Oregon State will put it in your hands. Take samples from plants, survey landscapes, map out geological features or study wildlife across the state. The classroom is just the beginning; you can chase your questions to agricultural experiment stations, research forests and other centers of investigation around the state.

The ocean could be your laboratory.

We offer a one-of-a-kind marine biology course at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Immerse yourself in a 16-credit course, 40 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Students observe, identify and collect specimens along the coast. They study marine life outside, in the water, where the action is.

This class is a precursor to the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI), a blend of natural and social sciences with liberal arts and the humanities. The MSI addresses the many challenges facing marine habitats, near-shore ecosystems and coastal communities — from climate change and ocean acidification to variable fish populations.

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