Every OSU student must complete at least 180 credits, which is equivalent to 120 semester credits.
OSU is a quarter system, meaning we have four, 11 week terms or quarters in an academic year; summer, fall, winter, and spring. When transferring in course work from semester system, 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 credit hours). If you are planning to transfer OSU credits out to a semester system multiply the number of quarter credits by .67 to find out how many credits will transfer (4 quarter credit hours x .67 = 2.68 semester hours). This is a rough estimate and each university may be slightly different. Be sure to check with the university you are transferring to ensure that they will accept the credits.
The main OSU degree components are (note: every degree is unique):
Component 1. Oregon State University Baccalaureate Core (also known as Bacc Core)
Component 2. Major Specific Requirements
Upper-Division Requriements (300 and 400 level credits)
Component 3. Elective Credits
Your OSU academic advisor will help you understand all of these components once you are a student!