Oregon State University

College of Public Health & Human Sciences

Oregon’s first and only college of public health, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences strives to ensure lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family and every community – in Oregon and beyond. With a robust outreach program and three research centers focused on healthy children and families, nutrition and whole grain foods, and healthy aging, the college takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the most challenging public health issues facing society today, including health disparities, obesity, chronic disease, healthcare reform, youth development, health policy, physical activity and environmental health.

Inspired by its land grant mission, the college uses interdisciplinary research and innovative curricula to advance knowledge, policies and practices that improve population health – from cellular to environmental factors to the biological, physical, social and emotional needs of individuals across the lifespan.

The college includes two schools – the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences and the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, three centers, Extension programs in 4-H and Family and Community Health and a variety of programs that support vulnerable populations, including children with special needs.

Each day, researchers find answers to complex problems, more than 150 faculty members prepare future generations of healthcare leaders, Extension faculty and staff work with communities to translate research into practice, and more than 26,000 alumni engage in careers that improve the health of people and communities around the globe.

With more than $18 million in external funding from grants and contracts and more than $1 million in gifts, the college also has five endowed positions. And thanks to donors, it’s able to support almost 300 students with more than $400,000 in scholarships and fellowships each year.

The college is in the right place at the right time, working to help lower healthcare costs, increase life expectancy and create a healthier, and more productive, prosperous life for us all.

Degree Programs

The college has many undergraduate and graduate degrees both with numerous available options.

Number of Students

Check out the CPHHS at a Glance to learn the most up to date number of students enrolled.

Faculty & Staff Contacts

Provided by the college is a directory of faculty & staff, and a list of their respective fields.

Career Contacts

Career Readiness Coordinator

Updates, News, Announcements & Connecting With Students

Synergies is the online hub for all news information regarding the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. You can share stories and thoughts with the editor at synergies@oregonstate.edu. Also, connect directly with employers, fellow students and alumni through the College's Facebook and Twitter pages.

New Degrees

Human Development and Family Sciences added an online degree option for their students in 2011.

Clubs & Organizations

There are many clubs and organizations for students within their respective schools.

Study Abroad

Learn about which study abroad programs are available and which would work best for you and your education focus.


Internships, practicums and seminars are divided by school for students to learn about the best options for them.

Job & Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities listings are focused on faculty recruitment for the college. However, get on listserves, and check out the various announcement locations to learn about jobs as they are posted.

Accomplishments & Innovations

Students and faculty are working on research which could change our everyday lives and benefit our health.


The Exercise and Sports Science program has been ranked eighth in the nation.

Additional Prep for the Future

The CPHHS has numerous resources for student success, and outreach opportunities which can help them gain valuable experience.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

Learn about what you can do with Public Health & Human Sciences degrees.

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