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Now at Harvard, Oregon State online grad still “over the moon” with religious studies

Monique Lanier is a graduate of Oregon State’s religious studies online bachelor’s program, and the experience profoundly impacted her — academically and in myriad other ways. And her alma mater helped pave her path to one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

‘Extraordinary connections’ a highlight of religious studies online degree program

Seated in her bedroom, Emma Sargent gazed into a computer screen. She was on Zoom with classmates and professors from Oregon State’s religious studies online program for a long-distance graduation celebration. Events of such magnitude are meant to be shared in person, but if you were looking for disappointed faces, you were looking in the wrong place.

A black sign with gold lettering surrounded by a brick ledge and blooming flowers reads "Oregon State University," which is ranked #1 for best online liberal arts colleges

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.

Headshot of Monique Lanier, an Oregon State University Ecampus religious studies student

Oregon State Everywhere: Grateful after a 20-year battle

“At the time of the stroke, I was enrolled in the local community college, just about to graduate and start nursing school. I even considered becoming a doctor. As I started to recover, I found out none of my plans were possible. Among other things, I had lost the ability to comprehend written words. … It took 20 years to get here, and I don’t mind a bit. I’m just grateful for the chance and the people at Oregon State who are making it possible.” – Monique Lanier, religious studies student

A Buddhist temple, part of the focus of Oregon State's religious studies online degree program.

Religious studies online program puts Oregon State in rare company

Someone who wants to earn a religious studies degree online doesn’t have many options when it comes to programs that focus on the academic study of world religions. Thanks to Oregon State University, students not only have a new option to consider, but they can also do it while enrolled with one of the nation’s best providers of online education.