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6 reasons to earn a degree in kinesiology online with Oregon State

“Students graduating from our program go on to diverse careers, most of which have a direct relationship to human health. This is a growing appreciation for the role of physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle and a need for health care professionals who can help to address our many public health challenges.”

OER at Work: Expanding access to learning on all fronts

For a number of years, Oregon State assistant professor Marit Bovbjerg grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional textbook options for her introductory epidemiology courses. Then, a solution. “I wrote one myself,” she says. Now she’s an OER Champion in the state of Oregon for her impressive efforts.

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Oregon State University ranked #1 for Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a newly published ranking. College Choice put Oregon State atop its list of the 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges. OSU offers more than 20 liberal arts degree and certificate programs online.

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Oregon State online psychology bachelor’s degree ranked #2 in the U.S.

Oregon State University’s expertise in delivering a liberal arts education online is well-documented, and now that reputation has been bolstered even further — thanks to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of OSU as No. 2 on its list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs.

Life comes full circle for OSU football legend, graduate Jacquizz Rodgers

Jacquizz Rodgers is one of the most beloved and accomplished sports figures in Oregon State history. Since he arrived on OSU’s Corvallis campus in 2008, he has piled up the accolades: NCAA All-American, Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, workhorse NFL running back. And now? College graduate.

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Earn an economics degree online and learn from real-world economists

Oregon State offers an economics bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and having Ph.D. instructors like Taylor Rhodes on the faculty is one of the program’s many benefits. It means students learn from faculty who have immense firsthand knowledge of how economics course concepts are applied in the real world.

Student diversity drives learning in economics bachelor’s degree online

Meet Michael Jerman, OSU instructor for the online B.A./B.S. in Economics program. Throughout his teaching career, he’s seen trends change and classrooms evolve, but one thing has always rung true. Students learn best from their peers who have different experiences than their own.

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Oregon State earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 4 ranking of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs also puts Oregon State in the top five for the fourth time since 2015, a feat no other institution in the Western U.S. can claim.

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New era in politics creates a demand for political science graduates

“There are so many more jobs in politics now than there has been in recent history. When (our students) graduate, they don’t just have the critical thinking skills, they also have the applied skills to go out and get some of these jobs and bring a new perspective to understanding politics.” — Oregon State political science associate professor Christopher Stout

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OER at Work: A positive impact that spans the globe

Nearly 3,000 users spread across every continent except Antarctica have perused Rorie Solberg’s open textbook, Open Judicial Politics, in its first year of existence. That single data point illustrates the broad impact of OER, which have endless benefits for students and faculty alike.