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Oregon State’s honors degree online exceeds expectations, finds strong demand

3 minute read When Oregon State University’s Honors College extended the Honors Baccalaureate to students earning their degrees exclusively online, the expectation was for around 15 students to enroll by the beginning of fall term 2023. Instead, there were more than 50.

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What kind of online computer science degree should you pursue?

5 minute read Oregon State University offers multiple online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. Read our guide to better understand who each program is designed for, skills you’ll gain and possible career outcomes.

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Elevate your career with Oregon State’s online business programs

2 minute read Moving up in the business world doesn’t need to be more difficult to figure out than quantum physics. Make it simple with Oregon State’s online business programs. From microcredentials to MBAs and everything in the middle, we’ve got you covered.

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Oregon State Ecampus’ online Tribal Communities Initiative featured in a newly published book titled ‘Race and Rurality’

6 minute read Marleigh Perez and Eddie Rodriguez of Ecampus documented some of the initiative’s key successes for a chapter in a newly published book titled “Race and Rurality: Considerations for Advancing Equity in Higher Education.” The book offers insights into how higher education can better support rural communities of all different backgrounds. 

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An energy policy program for the 21st century

2 minute read “A major question the energy policy program tries to address is how the U.S. government and its institutions are going to use the country’s resources more sustainably and not cause future problems or make existing problems worse,” Professor David Bernell said.

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Intersectional education at work

4 minute read Lynette de Silva is co-director of Oregon State’s water conflict management and transformation program. She is one of many expert OSU faculty members looking at history through a new lens, asking important questions about things like how race played a part in disasters. Read about de Silva’s research into the 1948 Vanport flood.

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3 reasons to earn a business and communications microcredential online

2 minute read The field of business and communications is rapidly evolving. And employers need people with the relevant and in-demand skills to meet organizational needs. Enter: microcredentials. In a few short courses, you can gain skills in business and communications and earn a digital badge to signify to employers your unique skills.