Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$350 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities – Online

Complete your degree, affordably

If your academic journey is still in progress, you’re not alone: Nearly 40 million adult learners in the United States have some college experience but no degree. That’s why Oregon State University delivers a B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities degree program online, designed to give students like you a flexible and affordable pathway to complete your degree.

Not only that, but this program will also provide you with knowledge and skills that are valuable in any workplace setting thanks to career-focused courses.

A new way to finish your degree with a focus on affordability 

Oregon State’s applied humanities bachelor’s program is designed for students with some college but no degree, and it provides you an affordable path to graduation.

The completion scholarship (zero tuition for your last 12 credits) is only available as a part of this online program.

This will enable you to graduate with less debt, and it’s part of Oregon State’s innovative commitment to making your learning experience more affordable.

Pay zero tuition for your final 12 credits

For this degree only, as long as you remain in good academic standing, you’ll pay zero tuition for the last 12 Ecampus credits that you need to complete your applied humanities degree online with Oregon State.

This zero-tuition benefit can be applied to any 12 Ecampus credits (e.g., elective courses), not just those in the applied humanities program. Review scholarship eligibility details for more information.

Gain in-demand skills to stand out in the job market

The applied humanities program will help you make your mark as a professional by developing the skills that employers need most, including:

  • Analytical tools to promote diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Writing for the media
  • Web producing
  • Technical writing
  • Content marketing
  • Public relations

Maximum flexibility in your coursework

This program offers exceptional flexibility in the courses you take. It is specifically designed to reduce the number of classes you need to complete your degree, allowing you to fulfill various core requirements while simultaneously fulfilling major requirements.

Use free and affordable course materials

Many of the required applied humanities core courses you take in this program will use low-cost and no-cost textbooks and course materials (available as used books or rentals). This is a proven way to save students like you money.

Free unofficial transcript evaluation

Access a transcript evaluation service and work one-on-one with OSU Ecampus’ enrollment services staff to learn how your previously earned credits may transfer to Oregon State’s applied humanities online degree program. 

Learn from the nation’s best

The applied humanities degree is offered by Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts, which is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for best online liberal arts colleges. That level of expertise will guide you through your development of marketable philosophical, cultural and ethics-based skills such as creativity, curiosity and empathy.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma and transcript as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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