Bioresource: any resource of biological origin.
Research: continued search after truth.

BioResource Research (BRR): an interdisciplinary biosciences major centered around student research. Students take biosciences core courses, complete an option (bioscience/natural resource specialization) and do a research project of their choice with a faculty mentor. This research opportunity is unmatched in any other program at OSU.

BRR students are looking for more than the usual OSU education. They like to see the relevancy of their education, make a difference, and gain work experience while reaching their educational goals.

100% of BRR graduates have found jobs or been admitted to graduate or professional schools within three months of graduating.

Mission

The BioResource Research Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences provides research-based, interdisciplinary education, in conjunction with a rigorous biosciences curriculum and opportunities for experiential learning and professional development, in fields related to biological resources and agricultural, environmental, food and health sciences. Our graduates can contribute successfully to their future career fields or graduate programs, and think critically to help solve the world’s bioresource-related problems.

BIOSCIENCE CORE COURSES

Hutchison
Microbiology laboratory

• Take foundation courses in the biological and physical sciences

BRR CURRICULUM

BIOSCIENCES/ NATURAL RESOURCES OPTION

Algae
Bioproducts and Bioenergy is one of the newest options

• Choose an option (area of specialization) from 13 choices
• Select individualized, interdisciplinary upper-division coursework to support your option and research project

BRR OPTIONS

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Meter
Water quality research

• Do a mentored research project in a cutting-edge area of science
• BRR students have done their research with faculty in the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Engineering; Forestry; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Pharmacy; Science; and Veterinary Medicine; and with the USDA, the US EPA, the US Forest Service, and the North Willamette Research and Extension station.

BRR RESEARCH