Planning Your Degree

Graduate Students

Debbie Leek

"I was just planning on finishing up my degree, but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality education I received online, and how interactive it was. The interaction online allows you the opportunity to think before you speak, and to learn from the diversity of the other students." -Debbie Leek (B.S. Environmental Sciences)

Information regarding OSU Graduate programs and admission procedures is available in the Graduate Student website. To explore Ecampus graduate degree and certificate programs, please go to our Degrees and Programs section.

First Year Undergraduate Students

What courses are required for an OSU degree?

  1. The Baccalaureate Core (Bacc Core) is the initial series of 54 credit hours required for every OSU degree. Many of these courses are also prerequisites for future upper division courses.
  2. There are a variety of options available for completing the Bacc Core requirements online.
  3. The Curriculum guides on each of our Undergraduate Degree pages lists required coursework, prerequisites and suggestions for how to plan your degree program.

Transfer Students

How will your previous course work transfer in?

Read through our Transfer Information. These tools and sites will help you discover how your previous course work will transfer, and what courses remain to complete your OSU degree. 

OSU is on a Term (Quarter Credit) system.  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.

Oregon Community College Visits and Fairs

Oregon Community College Students: If you would like an opportunity to meet at your community college with an OSU Ecampus representative, check the Community College Visits and Fairs Schedule for visit dates and contact information.  

Are you ready to apply for admissions?

On our Apply for Admissions page, you will find a series of "admission types" to choose from. Pick the admission type that matches your degree pursuit and review the steps for how to apply for admission to OSU.

If you have questions, please contact:

Student Services Center
Phone: 541-737-9204
Toll Free: 800-667-1465
Email: ecampus@oregonstate.edu

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