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

Scholarship eligibility

Oregon State’s B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities includes a built-in completion scholarship that enables eligible Ecampus students to pay zero tuition for the program’s last 12 online undergraduate credits. If you have additional questions regarding scholarship eligibility, please contact Joe Schaffer, the Oregon State Ecampus assistant director of student services, at

Eligibility criteria

  • If you are in good academic standing as an Ecampus student — including a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 or above in your most recent term of enrollment when you start your last 12 OSU online credits while pursuing this degree — and meet the other eligibility requirements described below, you are automatically eligible for the completion scholarship.
  • If you are not in good academic standing when you begin your last 12 credits and you regain good academic standing in a subsequent term, you may appeal to receive the completion scholarship. The completion scholarship will not be retroactively applied to previous credits. Written appeals can be sent to

Additional scholarship requirements

  • You must be a new Oregon State Ecampus student, admitted as an applied humanities major or change your major to applied humanities within your first term, and first enrolled for fall 2022 or later to be eligible for the completion scholarship.
  • If you are a current OSU student, you are not eligible for the scholarship. However, you are still eligible to earn an applied humanities degree online.
  • Exceptions may be made for Degree Partnership Program (DPP) students who dual-apply to OSU as a community college student and have not taken any courses at OSU, and wish to complete via Applied Humanities.
  • If you would like to double major in applied humanities and another OSU program, you are eligible for the completion scholarship as long as you are first admitted as an applied humanities student.
  • If you are a returning Oregon State student and now wish to pursue the applied humanities degree, there must be a gap of two years since your last OSU class and your readmit term. For example, if your last class ended in spring 2021, you would be eligible for the scholarship if you are readmitted in summer 2023 or later. Additionally due to being readmitted as your previous major, you must work with the applied humanities advisor, David Bishop, to change your major to applied humanities in your readmit term to be eligible. 
  • If you have already completed a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State or elsewhere and are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in applied humanities, you are ineligible for the scholarship.
  • OSU Ecampus corporate collaborator students, who are defined as those already receiving tuition benefits from their employer or association based on a collaboration with Ecampus, are not eligible for this scholarship.

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