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


With an emphasis on critical thinking and writing as they apply to the modern workplace, the required courses in Oregon State’s online applied humanities bachelor’s program will equip you with practical knowledge and abilities that are useful in any situation.

The curriculum is also designed to help broaden your worldview in the classic humanities disciplines of history and philosophy through courses on a diverse range of topics relating to United States history and global experiences today.

A student works at a table on a laptop with a white Oregon State University water bottle in the foreground

Nicole von Germeten, the head of Oregon State's School of History, Philosophy and Religion, discusses the many benefits students receive in the applied humanities program. Read more »

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your bachelor’s degree in applied humanities. This program provides a pathway for you to complete the final 44 or 45 credits of that 180-credit minimum. The requirements include:

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine your applied humanities major with a minor in business, history or political science to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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