The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is the center of Earth sciences research and academic programs at Oregon State University. Our scientists and students are on the frontlines of discovery, from the depths of the ocean to remote mountain peaks, from our backyards to the ends of the Earth, and from the state-of-the-art labs that line our halls to the communities that we serve with the outcomes of our research. In all disciplines, our faculty are renowned for their science and valued for their expertise.

We are proud that:

  • Our geology program has explored the planet for over a century.
  • Our oceanography program is ranked no. 3 in the world.
  • Oregon State University is ranked among the strongest Earth and environmental sciences programs in the world by the journal Nature, and our programs have led to Oregon State’s status as “one of the best universities solving climate change.”
  • Four of our faculty members have been contributors to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, considered the scientific gold standard for assessing the risk of human-induced climate change.
  • We are home to one of the nation's largest archives of sediment cores, allowing us to better understand the past and predict future conditions on our planet.
  • Our faculty have earned top honors from the most respected societies and foundations, including a MacArthur "Genius Fellowship," an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and more than a dozen fellowships from the American Geophysical Union.