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A closer look at 5 online degrees in conservation and natural sciences

Knowing how to take care of the planet and the animals who live here is just one of our areas of expertise at Oregon State. To get there in your career, you can choose from a variety of bachelor’s degree programs that align with your passion for conservation and natural sciences — and they’re all delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Record-setting 1,384 Oregon State students earn their degrees online

The members of the Oregon State Ecampus graduating Class of 2021 hail from 47 states and 15 countries including Canada, England, India, South Africa, South Korea and Switzerland. The 1,384 graduates account for 18.7% of all Oregon State graduates this year.

Oregon State’s Class of 2020 features 1,128 students who earned degrees online

On her first day as an OSU Ecampus student in 2013, Cheryl Jobs sat down at a Starbucks in the New York metro area, opened her laptop, and she got to work. “I remember feeling excited,” she recalls now. “The material had me hooked from day one.” Seven years later, Jobs is one of the 1,128 members of the Ecampus Class of 2020 who earned their degrees online.

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Behind the Scenes with Dave Stemper, forest ecosystems & society instructor

Whether presenting at a conference, developing an open education resource, coordinating an environmental summer camp for youth, or instructing Oregon State students online and on campus, Dave Stemper’s deep-rooted environmental scholarship has been passed on widely to help shape a thoughtful new generation of natural resource managers and communicators.

Autumn Granger, wearing a vibrant red shirt, looks to her left and smiles.

Behind the scenes with Autumn Granger, natural resources academic advisor

“I am like the GPS on your car. You, the student, are the one driving. I see it as my job to help you stay on track toward your final destination,” says Ecampus natural resources advisor Autumn Granger.

A hiker stands on a dry, rocky terrain looking out into the distance.

America’s natural resources university | Oregon State University

Oregon State University is America’s natural resources university, where our world-class faculty and forward-thinking students work collaboratively to protect our planet and help it thrive. And now you can join the cause by earning your Oregon State degree online. OSU Ecampus is a national leader in online education, delivering a variety of programs that match your career and personal interests. Complete your degree online in environmental sciences, fisheries and wildlife sciences, or natural resources, and stand out in the job market.