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Oregon State Ecampus radiation health physics master's student Rebecca Jaronski stands next to a horse as part of a Western dressage competition

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘One of the best decisions I ever made’

“My personal experience as an Ecampus student has made me a real believer in online education. I personally found that the online format helped me to make better connections with my professors and peers than I did as an undergraduate. The program’s flexibility and quality has made the entire experience amazing, and one of the best decisions I ever made.” — Rebecca Jaronksi, radiation health physics master’s student

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Here’s how we support computer science online students

As an online admissions coordinator, Renée Petit works with people who are interested in Oregon State University’s postbaccalaureate online computer science program. And she offers her wide-ranging support beginning with the first time you reach out — long before you actually enroll as a student.

An urban garden sits in the image foreground with plants in raised beds and elsewhere. A parking garage under construction with a crane is in the background. Urban agriculture online.

Urban agriculture: New online certificate cultivates opportunity

When Gail Langellotto began building an urban agriculture program at Oregon State in 2016, it was in response to the College of Agricultural Sciences’ recognition of the important role urban ag plays in the development of a strong, viable, vibrant food system. This past July, Oregon State launched the first credit-based urban agriculture certificate program in the nation. It is delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

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Online political science program offers ‘roadmap’ to understand behavior patterns

Interest in politics – the people, the policies, the inner workings of government – seems to be at an all-time high. The 2018 U.S. midterm elections saw record-setting voter turnout, and current global issues are captivating citizens from all corners of the map. And Oregon State University enables you to capitalize on your rising interests by earning a political science bachelor’s degree online and gaining transferable career skills.

Photo of Meagan Consedine, a student in Oregon State University's Master of Public Policy online program.

Oregon State Everywhere: Public policy rekindles Army vet’s passion for service

“I was motivated to persist in my studies and motivated to graduate by a desire to get back into the workforce and serve in a capacity developing meaningful policies to address real-world problems. I know Oregon State program provided me the tools to do this.” – Meagan Consedine, online Master of Pubic Policy student

Headshot of Daniel Cisneros, a Ph.D. in Counseling hybrid student with Oregon State University Ecampus

Oregon State counseling Ph.D. student earns $20,000 national fellowship award

Daniel Cisneros, a student in Oregon State’s Ph.D. in Counseling online program, has been awarded a $20,000 counseling fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation to aid his research efforts and professional work that focus on serving LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented individuals.

Josh Griffie, a business administration online student with Oregon State University Ecampus, sits on a boardwalk.

Business administration online student ‘always dreaming’ of his next move

This is a story about Josh Griffie, whose life plans have been disrupted so frequently that he can only laugh when asked where he finds the strength to keep going. He’s finishing his Oregon State business administration bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and he’s doing it while coping with chronic health issues, job loss and the general turmoil caused by COVID-19. “One of my biggest strengths is my ability to adapt, dream and persevere,” he says.

Photographer Jake Chamseddine sits on a rock atop a hill, holding a camera. Jake is a graduate of Oregon State University's digital communication arts bachelor's degree program.

Capturing music’s biggest stars on the world stage

In an era defined by letting others peek into our lives on social media, Jake Chamseddine is a lot like many millions of people. In other ways, well… he’s different. He spends his time in Australia, feeding kangaroos with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Or he’s “currently running around Europe” with Marshmello. And he’s front and center with Taylor Swift and Urie at the Billboard Music Awards.

Carlee Sedgwick, a sustainability and sociology double major with Oregon State University Ecampus, stands with ocean cliffs behind her. She is in the environmental and natural resource option in the sociology bachelor's degree program.

Oregon State Everywhere: Prone to wanderlust, but at home with Ecampus

“I think my favorite part about Ecampus, besides the community and approachability of all the faculty, is the overall flexibility allowed through online classes. … When I graduate, I want to continue my education before pursuing a career that involves conservation, environmental justice or really anything to do with environmental sustainability.” – Carlee Sedgwick, sociology and sustainability double major

A woman stands over a desk while looking at a computer monitor and using a mouse in a production studio. Digital communication arts

‘Golden ticket’ degree: Digital communication arts online

Do you know the meaning of “new media”? If not, don’t worry. People ask what it means all the time. Either way, it’s safe to assume that you interact with and consume new media with nearly every waking hour. It’s how we get our information, how we engage with friends and family, how we entertain ourselves. And it’s the foundation of Oregon State University’s digital communication arts bachelor’s degree program.