Custom copies of the OSU General Catalog may be printed by going to http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/. Go to the section you want a hard copy of and click the Print Version icon and follow the subsequent instructions.
Or to print out a PDF of a printed version of the OSU General Catalog, go to the the online catalog link above and click on Archives of Catalogs & Schedules of Classes, then click on PDF Catalog Index.
OSU Printing and Mailing offers printed catalogs via a print-on-demand service. To order, visit http://printmail.oregonstate.edu/.
Other sources of information about Oregon State University include the Summer Term Planning Guide, distributed by the Summer Session Office and online at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/; and the Viewbook, available through the Office of Admissions. All of these bulletins are free.
The address for all campus offices:
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
University telephone information: 541-737-0123 or 541-737-1000
Admission information: 541-737-4411
Published by the Oregon University System at Oregon State University, Registrar’s Office, B102 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2130.
Catalog Year Policy
Graduation Requirements/Catalog Contract Policy
When determining the graduation requirements for a given student:
Students must meet all applicable degree requirements from the published catalog(s).
The student’s catalog year for institutional and baccalaureate core requirements is established by his or her first term of attendance (matriculation date) at Oregon State University as an admitted student.
The student’s catalog year for college/major/option/minor requirements is based on the date of declaration of the major/option/minor; consequently, a student’s first (primary) major/option must be in the same catalog year. If a primary option is declared in a subsequent academic year, the primary option will be aligned with the catalog year of the primary major. If the primary option did not exist in the catalog year of the primary major, the primary major will roll forward to the catalog year of the primary option.
Additionally, while the student’s first major/option must be in the same catalog year, any additional declarations of majors/options/minors will be determined by the declaration dates (and corresponding catalog years) established by the change of academic program process. A student, in collaboration with an advisor, can also choose to graduate under a subsequent (to their most recent major declaration date) catalog year within the same major/option.
At the time of graduation, all students, including transfer students, must use a catalog that is not more than ten years old. Students may petition to the head advisor of their college for an extension of a catalog greater than ten years prior to their expected graduation term.
Current Oregon University System policy requires a student to reapply after not enrolling at OSU for four consecutive terms (not including summer terms); the published catalog for the resulting readmission/matriculation date will become the catalog of record for graduation requirements. The Planned Educational Leave Program defined in AR 13.d beginning with the 2011–2012 academic year, provides a mechanism for a student to sustain their original catalog of record during a planned absence.
For Degree Partnership Program students, the first term the student is admitted to OSU will be the matriculation date and will determine the catalog year for institutional and baccalaureate core requirements. The catalog year for college/major/option/minor requirements will be the same as all other OSU students.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in the OSU General Catalog. However, Oregon State University or the Oregon State Board of Higher Education may find it necessary from time to time to make changes in courses, curricula, or degree requirements. Students already admitted to a program in which such changes have been made will be reasonably accommodated, if possible, to ensure their normal progress toward a degree. A student may, however, still be required to conform to changes in courses, curricula, or degree requirements as deemed necessary by Oregon State University or the State Board of Higher Education.
Note: OSU is on a term (quarter credit) system. When transferring in course work from semester system institutions, multiply the number of credits by 1.5 to see how many quarter credits will be transferred (3 semester hours x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter credits). If you are planning to transfer OSU credits out to a semester system institution, multiply the number of quarter credits by .67 to find out how many credits will transfer (4 quarter credits x .67 = 2.68 semester credits).
OSU’S Policy Regarding Unauthorized Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing and Other Copyright Infringement
Institutional policies and sanctions related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material:
The University takes copyright infringement seriously. As set forth in the Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources policy (located at http://oregonstate.edu/aup.htm), all students must abide by federal and state copyright laws when using University computing or network resources. The unauthorized publishing or use of copyrighted material on the University computer network is strictly prohibited and users are personally liable for the consequences of such unauthorized use. This specifically applies to Peer-to-Peer or P2P file-sharing of copyrighted music and movies. Students should be aware that by engaging in unauthorized sharing of copyrighted material, they not only violate University policy, but they may also be held criminally and civilly liable by federal and/or state authorities.
Under current copyright law, criminal cases of copyright violation carry a penalty of up to five (5) years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Civil penalties for copyright infringement include a minimum fine of $750 for each work. Oregon State University will subject students who violate this policy to discipline as appropriate. For a first-time violation of this copyright policy, students are required to pass a copyright quiz within 72-hours or else their network access is disabled. Repeated infringement is subject to disciplinary action by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, up to and including expulsion from the University.
Catalog Coordinator: Larry M. Bulling