Future BioResource Research Students: Welcome!

If you would like more information about joining BRR, having your own research project, setting up an interview, or meeting with BRR students, contact the adviser: BRR@oregonstate.edu

 

Why major in BioResource Research?

Students in BRR say:

  • The BRR major is flexible: it can be shaped and personalized to each individual student.
  • Doing research in the BRR major makes classroom knowledge tangible and applicable.
  • Through your research project, the BRR major allows you to make a difference.
  • When you graduate, the BRR major puts you ahead in terms of experience, job skills, contacts, and personalized letters of reference.

100% of BRR graduates are employed or admitted to graduate/professional schools within three months of graduating.

What kinds of research projects do BRR students do? 

Go to the individual page for each option to see examples of thesis titles.

What scholarships are available?

  • The College of Agricultural Sciences has over 100 scholarships available that require one single application (link).
  • BRR has three funded Multicultural Scholars Program grants, for which scholarships occasionally become available.
  • The new Bioenergy Minor will offer scholarships for 2012-2017
  • For other ideas, visit this link
  • or talk to the BRR adviser BRR@oregonstate.edu

What courses do I need to major in BRR?

1) Science/Math:

Biology:

  • BI 211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
  • BI 311. Genetics (4)

Chemistry:

  • CH 221, 222, 223. *General Chemistry (5,5,5)
  • CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
  • CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)

Physics:

  • PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)

Statistics:

  • ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods (4)

Math:

  • MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
  • MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
or MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)

Biochemistry:

  • BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)

2) BRR Courses:

  • BRR 100. Great Experiments in Bioresource Sciences (1)
  • BRR 200. Developing a Research Proposal: Theory and Practice (1)
  • BRR 401. Research (14)
  • BRR 403. ^Thesis (4)
 (WIC)
  • BRR 406. Data Presentations-Projects (1)
  • BRR 407. Seminar (1)
  • BRR 409. Teaching Practicum: Peer-mentoring (1)

3) Option Courses: 29 credits of upper-division courses in your area of specialization (BRR Option)

 

4) Required Bacc Core choices:

  • Choose PHL 205. *Ethics (4) 
for your Western Culture
  • Choose WR 327. *Technical Writing (3) 
for your Writing II 

5) Other Bacc Core courses and Unrestricted Electives for a total of 180 credits.