Degree Fact Sheet
BioResource Research
WELCOME TO THE RESEARCH MAJOR
BioResource Research (BRR) is an interdisciplinary biosciences major centered around student research. Students take biosciences core courses, complete an option (bioscience/agriculture/natural resource specialization) and do a research project of their choice with a faculty mentor. 100% of BRR graduates have found jobs or been admitted to graduate or professional schools within three months of graduating.
Juriana Examaray Barboza Sagrero

Faces of AgSci

“One thing that connects this major to society are the variety of options provided under it that can be directly applied to the real world." -Juriana Examaray Barboza Sagrero, 1st generation college student

College of Agricultural Sciences

 
  2,396 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
 
  43 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
 
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
 
  $90M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Degree Options

  • Animal Reproduction and Development
  • Applied Genetics
  • Bioproducts & Bioenergy
  • Biotechnology
  • Climate and Biosystems Modeling
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Food Quality
  • Genomics/Bioinformatics
  • Pest Biology and Management
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Toxicology
  • Water Resources

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Potential Career Paths:

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Researcher or Lab Technician
  • Medical Doctor
  • Plant or Animal Geneticist
  • Toxicologist or Environmental Scientist
  • Biotechnologist

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For advising, contact Wanda Crannell

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B.S. in BioResource Research | 2019-2020

  FALL   WINTER   SPRING   OPPORTUNITIES
1st Year BI 221 Prins of Bio 4 BI 222 Prins of Bio 4 BI 223 Prins of Bio 4 Clubs and professional organizations
  BRR 100 Great Exp in BRR 2 CH 232 Gen Chem 4 CH 233 Gen Chem 4 Pre-med students take BI 109 Spring term
  CH 231 Gen Chem, 4 CH 262 Lab for Chem 232 1 CH 263 Lab for Chem 233 1  
  CH 261 Lab for Chem 231 1 Unrestricted Elective 3 COMM 111 Public Speaking 3  
  HHS 231: Lifetime Fitness 2 WR 121 English Comp 3 BACCORE – Lit & Arts or Cult Div 3  
  PAC / Free Electives 1/2          
  Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15  
2nd Year CH 331 Organic Chem 4 BRR 200 Science and Research 2 CH 337 Organic Chem Lab 4 Ambassador/Leadership activities
  PH 201 Gen Physics 5 CH 332 Organic Chem 4 PH 203 Gen Physics 5 Off-campus summer research experiences or internships
  BACCORE – Lit & Arts or Cult Div 3 PH 202 Gen Physics 5 WR 327 or 362 Technical/Science Writing 3  
  ST 351 Intro to Statistical Methods 4 BACCORE Diff., Power and Discrim. 4 PHL 205 Ethics 4  
  Total Credits 14 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16  
3rd Year BRR 401 Research and Scholarship 1 BRR 401 Research and Schlship 4 BRR 401 Research and Schlship 3 Off-campus summer research experiences or internships
  BI 311 Genetics 4 MTH 252 Integral Calc or MTH 228 Calc & Prob for Life Sci 4 BACCORE* Contemp Global Issues 3 MCATs/GREs graduate school prep
  MTH 251 Diff. Calc or MTH 227 Calc & Prob for Life Sci 4 2 Option Course ** 7 2 Option Course ** 6 Investigate AMP
  BACCORE Social Proc & Inst 3     Unrestricted Electives 2  
  Option Specialization Course 3          
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 3
4th Year BRR 401 Research & Scholarship 3 BRR Research and Scholarship 3 BRR 407 Seminar 1 NSF GRFP
  BRR 409 Practicum 2 BRR 406 Projects-Data Pres. 1 BRR 403 Thesis 4  
  BB 350 Elementary BioChem or BB 450 Gen BioChem or 490 BioChem Struct & Function 3-4 BB 451 Gen Biochm II, or BB 314 3-4 Unrestricted Electives 3 MCATs/GRE’s graduate school prop for those taking gap year and/or participating in Post-bac training
  2 Option Course ** 7 Option Course ** 3 Option Course ** 3  
      Unrestricted Electives 3 BACCORE Science, Tech and Soc 3  
  Total Credits 15-16 Total Credits 13-14 Total Credits 16 Total Credits 180*

*BACCORE= Perspective Courses – Choose a course from each category: Western Culture, Cultural diversity, Literature & Arts, Social Processes, and Difference Power, Discrimination (met with FW Human Dimension Course). Synthesis Courses – Choose a course from each category: Science Tech & Society & Contemporary Global Issues.

**OPTION COURSE= Course taken depends on option student selects – see the full list of requirements and options at catalog.oregonstate.edu