Undergraduate Minors & Certificates Online

Adding a minor or an undergraduate certificate to your Oregon State University bachelor's degree program is a great way to enhance your studies and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. Once you're enrolled as an OSU Ecampus student, talk to your academic advisor about the benefits of a minor and to find out whether the credits for your minor can also be applied toward your major requirements.

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Oregon State Ecampus delivers a collection of undergraduate minor programs as well as two undergraduate certificate options online:

Who can enroll in an Oregon State minor or undergraduate certificate program?

Anyone enrolled in an Oregon State bachelor's program can enroll in any Ecampus online minor or undergraduate certificate programs. If you already have a bachelor's degree from OSU or another accredited institution, you may be granted a subsequent minor by:

  • Completing current requirements for a minor
  • Receiving the dean's approval
  • Achieving a minimum 2.0 OSU cumulative GPA on work taken for the subsequent credential
  • Taking a minimum of 15 credits of OSU course work applied to the subsequent credential.

Is a minor the same as an associate's degree?

No, they are different. An associate's degree is typically awarded by a community college, junior college or a technical college. A minor, however, signifies an additional field of study on top of your undergraduate major in a specific area, and it includes upper-level college courses within that area.