Social sciences and humanities degrees - online

Social sciences and humanities offered by OSU Ecampus.

Interested in a career that impacts people, society and cultures? Are you naturally curious about what makes society tick? Or, do you have a passion for addressing societal issues such as inequality, poverty, gender bias and racial issues?

Turn your passion and curiosity into a lifelong career through a degree offered online by Oregon State University. 


Anthropology (B.A./B.S.)

Pursue a broad range of jobs that emphasize cross-cultural awareness, international contact and management of cultural resources and succeed in an increasingly interconnected and complex world. Career fields for anthropology graduates include education, human and governmental services, law, business, media and medicine. 

Human development and family sciences (B.A./B.S.)

Examine human development (birth to death) within the context of families, schools, communities and other social and cultural environments. This degree offers tremendous flexibility through its electives and minor options to help students meet diverse career goals. Plus, the program requires students to take three key skills courses that give students a competitive advantage in the employment market - further distinguishing them as highly valued job candidates. Courses are in critical thinking, applied research methods and program development and proposal writing.  Discover how the OSU online human development and family sciences degree program will help you to build a career in helping others.

Rebecca Pershing - 2011 Ecampus graduateLiberal studies (B.A./B.S.) 

This is a unique, interdisciplinary program focused on helping students map out their personalized education plan that is best fitted for their career goals. The OSU liberal studies online program was one of the first of its kind offered through distance/online education. Students select course work from 14 departments within the OSU College of Liberal Arts including arts and communication, history, philosophy and religion, language culture and society, public policy, writing, literature and film, and psychology.

Sociology (B.A./B.S.)

Interested in what makes society tick? The OSU Sociology degree program explores human society, social forces and social interaction. Course work focuses on how human values and community are shaped by class, gender and ethnic differences, as well as more abstract social forces such as modernization and globalization. This program also draws on the strength of OSU's leadership in areas of natural resources. Sociology students can choose to focus on such topics as environmental sociology and rural sociology.

Women, gender, and sexuality studies (B.A./B.S.)

As one of the first online degree programs in women, gender, and sexuality studies in the nation, it offers students a unique experience to explore women's lives and experiences, strengths and challenges in such areas as political and social sciences, health, psychology, history, literature and the arts. The relevant, rigorous and engaging courses prepare women, gender, and sexuality studies students for lifelong careers in social work, advocacy, criminal justice, health care, education and news media. Program draws faculty from diverse areas and background to teach specialized courses such as gender and science.

Advantages of an Oregon State University online degree
  • All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Online students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.
  • OSU Ecampus fits your life: study from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

With more than 1,000 online courses in more than 90 subjects, discover how OSU Ecampus can turn your passion into a lifelong career.

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