Is a Pathway program right for me?

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in engineering at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Biological engineer
  • Drafter
  • Computer systems specialist
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineer

Curriculum

3-term Pathway

TERM 1

  • ALS 150 Academic Reading/Writing
  • ALS 151 Academic Listening/Speaking
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • ENGR 111 Engineering Orientation I
  • ALS 181 Engineering Orientation I Bridge

TERM 2

  • ALS 162 Academic Reading/Writing
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • CH 231 General Chemistry + Lab
  • ENGR 112 Engineering Orientation II
  • ALS 181 Engineering Orientation II Bridge

TERM 3

  • WR 121 English Composition
  • ALS 181 English Composition Bridge
  • COMM 111 Public Speaking
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • CH 232 General Chemistry + Lab

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

4-term Pathway

The 4-term Undergraduate Pathway program combines intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. The program is designed to guide students through the first year of an undergraduate degree program. During the fourth term students will complete the additional classes to ensure that they are well prepared for their second year at OSU. It is recommended that all students, especially those in sciences and engineering, plan to study for four consecutive terms.

TERM 1 Study Plan

  • ALS 140 Academic Reading and Writing
  • ALS 141 Academic Listening and Speaking
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 140
  • ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 141
  • ALS 116 Academic Success

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 49 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 131 credit hours remaining towards degree

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the 3-Term Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
  • Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
  • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

This Pathway program leads to the second year of the pre-engineering major. At the end of the second year of study, qualified students may compete for admission to the upper division (pro-school) of the engineering degree program. Progression from pre-engineering to pro-school is competitive.

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program in Engineering leads to the second year of the pre-engineering major at OSU.

At the end of the second year of study, qualified students may compete for admission to the upper division (pro school) of the engineering degree program. Admitted students can then pursue the following majors at OSU's College of Engineering:

  • Bioengineering BS
  • Civil Engineering BA, BS
  • Construction Engineering Management BA, BS
  • Ecological Engineering BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering BS
  • Energy Systems Engineering, BS
  • Environmental Engineering BA, BS
  • Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering BS
  • Manufacturing Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS
  • Nuclear Engineering BS

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

Engineering students get to work on research with real-world applications. Programs and clubs help prepare profession-ready graduates.

Students can complete internships through programs like the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP), where they can develop employment skills and often find future jobs. The program provides the best of both worlds - the university for the technical/theoretical background and selected industries for practical, state-of-the-art applications.

The College of Engineering's research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Integrated microsystems design and manufacture
  • Information technology
  • Sustainable infrastructure technology
  • Biomedical technology
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Geographical information systems
  • Micro-scale systems for toxic waste cleanup
  • Cooling technologies for portable electronic devices

Key course facts

Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months)

Start dates: 3-term: January, June, September

4-term: March, June, September

Entry requirements

Age: 16 years old and above

Academic: 2.5+ high school GPA

English language: 3-term: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44+ or Password overall Level 6 or Academic English Level 4 with C (or pass) or higher in all classes

4-term: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or Password overall Level 5 or Academic English Level 3 with C (or pass) or higher in all classes

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Program taught in:
English
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