Academic Planning

Plan and create your academic path.

Bacc core, biz core, Blueprint and more

Earning your credits, how it works

Like a well-balanced meal, your education will involve different “groups” of classes.

First up are baccalaureate core, or "Bacc Core" — OSU required credits in science and humanities. Next, we have business and design core that teach the foundations of our degree programs. We also have major degree program credits, typically the 300- or 400-level courses. And we have the professional skills series, Blueprint.

Let’s take a closer look at all the academic coursework.

See the details

Breakdown of your credit counts
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Transfer students — Welcome

Transferring your credits

We want you to have the best experience while fine-tuning the details of your college transfer. We want you to maximize the work you’ve already done as well as get comfortable here. Ranging from your informal transcript evaluations that may have been conducted online, to your START orientation for transfer students coming to Corvallis, to your first advising consultation to plan future academic terms, this page will give you the basic about how the advising team can help you.

Find out about transferring credits

Majors, options, double majors, etc.

Navigating the business offerings

We offer 14 major programs of study, for example accounting or finance, that impress directly onto your diploma.

We also have 15 program options, that reflect a heightened expertise within your major.

Worth noting, more than half of our students seek a double major, and we also have a double degree for students from other colleges.

Learn more

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College of Business students sitting in class
Sound business skills for ~30 credits here

The business minors

There is a business side to every occupation. Period. And with about 8 to 10 classes, you’ll have these skills for life. Oregon is driven by both small businesses and large enterprises in diverse industries ranging from special metals to engineering to agriculture to food and beverage. That’s why our business minors are designed to help every student understand the essentials of business success and leadership.

Explore our minors

Business skills for every academic discipline

Register for classes

Each term, we help you navigate the classes and pathways to your business and design degree options. But why wait for your appointment? You can get started with your academic planning and get thinking about how our offerings can work to satisfy your curiosity and your career aspirations.

Learn about registration

Collaborative or private; free and fee-based

Boost your performance with tutors

It’s the secret to college success – attending tutoring sessions. There’s no better way to prepare. Depending on what’s best for you, you may find a private tutor or group sessions that will boost your skills and confidence as you progress toward midterms, final exams and projects.

Find a tutor


Scholarships and financial planning

We know college is an investment, and we have resources that can help with costs. Please get very familiar with OSU ScholarDollars. All OSU and College of Business scholarships — for business students, first-year students, returning students — outside resources that can help defray college costs are hubbed here. We also have scholarship deadlines every year and other important things for you to know. Merit-based, need-based, and activity-based OSU scholarships are available, and OSU ScholarDollars also offers a searchable database of external scholarships.

Visit the ScholarDollars website