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
$366 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

What can you do with an applied humanities degree?

Employers greatly value integrity in the workplace, and the skills you’ll gain online in Oregon State’s B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities program are in demand in the job market. They’re the kind of skills that make you a more well-rounded and capable professional, as well as a sophisticated and engaged global citizen.

The program learning outcomes include the most desired competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In addition to developing critical thinking and professional communications skills as an applied humanities student, you’ll learn to effectively use digital technology and integrate cultural fluency into professional settings.

Gain employability skills

A recent Cengage survey of more than 1,000 employers in the U.S. revealed that soft skills such as emotional intelligence, persuasion and communication are increasingly important as employers seek workers with these uniquely human skills as Al takes on more routine tasks. Oregon State’s applied humanities program will help you gain the abilities needed to succeed in the future workplace.

Skills gained in the applied humanities program

  • 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

Additional career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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