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
$346 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 online, prepare to thrive in any workplace

In our complex world, employers need professionals who can dig deeply into a diverse range of cultural perspectives to gain a better understanding and communicate more effectively. That’s the spirit of Oregon State University’s B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities online degree program, one that will help you build a strong foundation in liberal arts with a focus on cultural responsiveness and communication.

A new completion degree – focused on affordability

The B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities is designed for students with some college but no degree and provides you a defined and affordable path to graduation.

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

You’ll benefit from low-cost and no-cost course materials, and you’ll have maximum flexibility in your coursework choices.

Through a variety of career-focused courses that give you exceptional flexibility toward completing your degree, you'll refine existing skills and develop new ones that are directly applicable in any professional setting. And you'll acquire knowledge that is essential to working in the 21st century United States.

This program is for newly admitted Ecampus students (fall 2022 or later). Oregon State Ecampus also delivers a variety of degree programs online for all newly admitted and current students that are focused on language and liberal arts. Explore similar programs.

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.

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, and it’s Oregon State’s commitment to help make earning this degree more affordable.

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.


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