Undergraduate Pathway in Science

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree program in the sciences. 

Curriculum

3-term Pathway

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 150 Academic Reading and Writing 3
ALS 151 Academic Listening and Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness for Health 2
ALS 181 Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge 2
PAC Physical Activity Class 1
  Total 15
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162 University Reading and Writing 3
CH 231 General Chemistry + Lab 5
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
  Total 15
TERM 3 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
CH 232 General Chemistry + Lab 5
ANTH 210 Cultural Diversity 3
ALS 181 Cultural Diversity ESL Bridge 2
  Total 19

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 49 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 131 credit hours remaining towards degree

4-term Pathway

The 4-term Undergraduate Pathway program combines intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. The program is designed to guide students through the first year of an undergraduate degree program.

TERM 1 Study Plan COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 150 Academic Reading and Writing 3
ALS 151 Academic Listening and Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 140 2
ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 141
2
ALS 116 Academic Success 2
Total 16

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

16 credit hours apply from Pathway

Career Paths

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in the sciences at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Geologist
  • Mathematician
  • Physicist
  • Zoologist

OSU's College of Science also provides excellent academic preparation for future graduate study in professional health disciplines such as:

  • Medicine
  • Dental
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary medicine

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Undergraduate Pathway in Science

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Admission* 3-Term Pathway Program 4-Term Pathway Program
Academic Requirements:
    High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA (SAT not required)
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
English Language Requirements:
    TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 16 subscores) or IELTS 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 6 or SATV (verbal/critical thinking): 500+ or ACTE (ACT English): 21+
    TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password overall Level 6 or completion of Academic English Level 4 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
    TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
Age Requirement:
    16 years and above
    16 years and above

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to OSU. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices 

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
June 19, 2018
$29,988
4-Term Pathway: June 19, 2018
$36,630

 

2018-19 Dates and Prices 

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
June 18, 2019
$30,900
4-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
March 26, 2019
June 18, 2019
$37,380

 

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Undergraduate Pathway in Science

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the 3-term Standard Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
  • Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
  • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway in Science leads to various science majors, pre-medical majors, and earth science majors including:

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

Our faculty and advisers work closely with you to make sure hands-on research, internships and international study are a part of your undergraduate or graduate experience - so that when you finish your degree you have the solid science skills you need to make an impact.

Learn more about research at Oregon State.

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