Graduates take stock of experiences in science

The College of Science is graduating a record 596 students with baccalaureate degrees in 2015-16, including 73 honors baccalaureates. This represents a 34% increase from last year. In addition, we are graduating 47 master’s and 50 doctoral students–the highest number of Ph.Ds in recent years. We are proud of all of our graduates!

The class of 2016 represents nine majors in the life, physical, mathematical and statistical sciences. They exemplify the College’s commitment to excellence in science education, inclusion and to geographic, economic, ethnic and intellectual diversity.

Graduates receive all the vital ingredients of an outstanding education: outstanding classroom teaching, research opportunities, internships and transformative experiences, such as study abroad, leadership and experiential learning. These experiences can transform great students into extraordinary leaders in science.

Our graduates venture out into the world as researchers, community leaders, teachers, physicians, veterinarians, pioneering scientists and informed, engaged citizens. They are a part of our OneScience community committed to having healthy people, living on healthy planet, in a healthy economy.

“We are extremely proud of our students and look forward to their future accomplishments, leadership and contributions to science,” said Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Science.

“Our College’s mission is to advance science. And we do that through our graduates—the next generation of global leaders in science.”

Science students gain invaluable experience, critical thinking and soft skills as a result of the integral role research played in their education. In recent years, OSU has attracted attention for the number of opportunities it provides undergraduates to participate in research and has been ranked among the top 50 research universities in the nation.

Meet a few of our exceptional graduates

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Justin Frost, Microbiology, 2016


Katherine Banowetz, Physics, 2016

Katherine Banowetz, Physics, 2016


Blake Erickson, chemistry, 2016

Blake Erickson, chemistry


Jonathan Van Why, Mathematics, 2016

Jonathan Van Why, Mathematics, 2016


Lindsey Winkenbach, Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2016

Lindsey Winkenbach, Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2016

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