After his service in the U.S. Coast Guard brought him to Oregon, Michael Magstadt began searching for a university from which he could earn a high-quality degree online. He weighed his many options and ultimately chose Oregon State Ecampus because its reputation and academics would allow him “be taken seriously” later in his career.
“I speak with so many students who would not be able to get a college education if they had to earn the degree in person because of health, family, work, military commitments and other reasons. Because online degrees allow flexibility with when to study, it makes getting a degree possible,” says Political Science Academic Advisor Andy Edwards.
With a dream of attending law school, Doug Lawrence jumped right in to online education, gaining valuable experience learning from others’ perspectives. Earning a degree in political science was just the first step, and now he continues his journey through law school following commencement.