Natural Resources Degree

As a natural resources student, you are passionate about the world around you. You are curious. You ask questions. You collaborate to preserve and protect the natural world for future generations. Your natural resources education is what you make it, and you can study natural resources from just about anywhere. The major is offered on Oregon State’s main campus in Corvallis, at OSU-Cascades in Bend and through Oregon State Ecampus.

From the moment you begin your natural resources studies at Oregon State, you are invited to engage in learning activities outside the classroom and participate in research conducted by world-renowned faculty members. OSU's research on natural resources impacts every single person in the state of Oregon, and is important to the environmental, economic, and social needs of the rest of the nation and the world.

You can also study abroad during your Oregon State career. Programs range from a few weeks to a year in destinations across six continents, with scholarships available to help offset costs.

Finally, internship opportunities will allow you to apply your knowledge and make connections throughout the industry.

Thanks to a comprehensive and flexible educational approach, you will leave Oregon State ready to make a difference and become a leader in your career of choice.



The natural resources degree program is flexible, allowing you to combine various areas of interest into your degree to prepare you for your career of choice. Our specialty options range from conservation law enforcement to wildland fire ecology and everything in between. Our advising guide makes it easy to customize your education and highlights the degree learning outcomes.


Paying For College

There are a variety of options for you to fund your education. Over $550,000 in scholarships are available - and that's just from the College of Forestry. The College of Forestry is dedicated to making sure our degrees are affordable.


Oregon Forest Science Complex

The OFSC features 20 classrooms, computer rooms and laboratories, including the FERN Student Center and the Peavy Arboretum, where faculty, students, and researchers can participate in active learning and discovery while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

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Experiential Learning

With thirteen options within the Natural Resources major, students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities to choose from. Natural resources majors get outside and get their hands dirty participating in internships, work experience and job shadowing.

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Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, one of the top-ranked college towns in the country. A one-hour drive from the Pacific Ocean, and a two-hour drive from the Cascades and high desert, it is an ideal place to live and work.

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