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Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, with the American flag waving in the foreground. Oregon State online political science

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

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.

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.

Jeffery Tobin, a political science graduate of Oregon State University who earned his degree online

Oregon State Everywhere: Embracing change and challenges

“After intense research on which institution to attend, Oregon State became the clear choice due to its rich course selection, excellent faculty and overwhelming positive reception by former students. The guidance of instructors and advisors kept my studies on track and my drive focused in the right areas. Learning online was perfect for me.” – Jeffery Tobin, political science graduate

Headshot image of Sarah Brown, a sociology graduate of Oregon State University

Online sociology degree leads alum from rural town to Fulbright scholarship and more

Sarah Brown began as an OSU Ecampus student many years ago, when instruction was often delivered by VHS videos. Technology evolved as her studies continued (thankfully). After graduating with honors in 2016, Brown earned a prestigious Fulbright scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. And the knowledge she gained in OSU’s sociology program significantly impacted her ability to succeed while conducting independent research in Hungary.

Scott Akins, a professor of sociology at Oregon State University, poses in front of a building. Scott's teachings focus largely on crime and justice.

Crime and justice is a key focus of Oregon State online sociology degree

When Scott Akins was “a bit of a juvenile delinquent” growing up. Now he’s a Ph.D. professor of sociology at Oregon State University. “After experiencing criminal behavior and law enforcement from the ‘other side,’ I became very interested in studying the behavior, why it occurs and what can be done to prevent it,” Akins says. That’s precisely what students can study as part of the crime and justice option in Oregon State’s online sociology bachelor’s degree program.

A person's gloved hand reaches toward a discarded plastic water bottle on the ocean sand, with other people in the background also involved in the cleanup effort. Environmental and natural resource option in Oregon State's sociology bachelor's degree program.

Oregon State’s online sociology degree adds environmental focus

The OSU Ecampus sociology online bachelor’s degree program gives students the ability to enroll in an environmental and natural resource option. The multidisciplinary coursework in this option examines environmental issues from a social science perspective, and it provides an in-depth analysis of how societies interact with their biophysical environments.

Oregon State faculty, staff earn awards for online learning innovation, engagement

At OSU Ecampus, we partner with nearly 1,000 Oregon State faculty members each year, and we constantly stand in awe of their expertise and innovation. The annual Oregon State Ecampus Awards recognize our outstanding partners who go above and beyond. This year, we honor five faculty and staff members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and student success in everything they do.