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The OSU political science program investigates the stories behind the news headlines and teaches you skills to make up your own mind about the politics of laws that affect everyday issues. You will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak persuasively on diverse issues such as: assisted suicide, international terrorism, campaign finance, government involvement in health care and censorship.
This degree program is offered by OSU’s department of Political Science within the extensive College of Liberal Arts, and it is delivered online by OSU Ecampus.
A curriculum that reaches beyond U.S. politics
Oregon State's political science program includes a diverse selection of courses that go beyond U.S. politics and law. Majors within this program study topics such as politics of Western Europe, how the U.S. is viewed abroad, international relations, politics of sports, environmental politics, and politics of climate change. Students complete 52 credits of major course work in addition to requirements within the baccalaureate core, College of Liberal Arts core and the B.A. or B.S. designation. Visit the curriculum overview for this program to view the degree requirements for this program.
Earn a degree that gives you options in the job market
Earning a bachelor's degree in political science opens opportunities in a wide variety of career fields. Political science majors at Oregon State have gone on to hold jobs as intelligence analysts, legal assistants, journalists, elections coordinators and many of our students have used their political science degree as a stepping stone toward graduate or law school.
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.
- Enhance your degree with a minor. OSU Ecampus offers a diverse selection of minors online.
- Students can 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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We understand that there is more involved to being a student than just completing a class. Oregon State Ecampus offers a full range of support services to help our students be successful, such as online tutoring, career services, library services and disability access. Plus, every degree-seeking student has an academic advisor to offer guidance in selecting courses and staying on track for graduation. If you need assistance, please contact Ecampus by email or call 800-667-1465 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.