Biological Data Sciences

A new transdisciplinary undergraduate major offered at OSU!

The Biological Data Sciences (BDS) program is administered by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and offered in collaboration with faculty from Botany and Plant Pathology, Computer Science, Fisheries and Wildlife, Horticulture, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Biological Data Sciences offers 3 options, new BDS courses and a minor! Enrollment is open for Spring 2020!

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New! Earn your Botany degree online!

Oregon State is the first university in the U.S. to offer a botany degree online.

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Get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany 

One degree, five options. Learn the core scientific and analytical skills surrounding botany and plant pathology, and focus your education on one of five key areas of focus.

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Graduate Programs

We offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Within each program, students may elect to specialize in one of eight key areas of concentration.

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Congratulations to BPP Faculty and Staff Promotions!

Posy Busby

Posy Busby
Associate Professor

Christina Hagerty

Christina Hagerty
Associate Professor

Marc Curtis
Sr. Instructor I

Zuzana Vejlupkova
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant II

Jeness Scott
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant I

Duncan Kroese
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant I

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Kate Baldino received the Larry Moore Award for Graduate Research

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Trent Berrian receives Drs. James A. and Stella Melugin Coakley Endowment Award and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Graduate Student Grant.

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