Biological Data Sciences Program
We are excited to offer a transdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in Biological Data Sciences (BDS). BDS 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.
Note: Changes have been made to the BDS major, options, and minor effective Fall 2022
Congratulations to our first B.S. Graduates
The Biological Data Sciences program congratulates Oregon State University
graduates! We are very excited that Sophie Baur (no photograph available) and Riely
White (see photograph), members of the 2022 graduating class, are the first to receive
a Bachelor of Science degree in BDS, a program that officially started in Spring of 2019.
Sophie Bauer is starting a career as a data scientist in a federal research center
and plans on pursuing a graduate degree afterwards. Riely White will be pursuing
graduate studies in biostatistics, beginning in fall of 2022. We are very proud of these
two and wish them great success!
How to apply
Learn more about the 4 year plan and everything offered by the BDS program.
- Biological Data Sciences major and minor
- Genomics option
- Ecology and Environmental Informatics option
- Computational Biology option
- BDS courses
- Changes to BDS major, options, and minor (effective Fall term, 2022)