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
$331 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
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 Philosophy – Online

Critical explorations for self, social and ecological transformation

With a focus on engaged philosophy rather than abstract thinking, Oregon State University’s online bachelor’s degree program in philosophy stands apart from other programs offered nationwide. As an OSU Ecampus philosophy student, you’ll analyze classical issues and contemporary issues emerging in popular culture, social media, artificial intelligence and politics. 

Philosophy involves the deep questioning of the human condition, including the study of knowledge and reality and how we ought to live our lives. This rigorous online program will help you gain skills – interpretive, analytical and communicative – that are necessary to support lives guided by ethical reflection and civic responsibility.

A history of innovation online

Oregon State Ecampus is a nationally ranked leader in online education, with a long track record of excellence and innovation. And it all started with a philosophy course in 1994. That’s when Professor Jon Dorbolo debuted OSU’s very first, fully web-based course, PHL 201: Introduction to Philosophy.

Since then, the School of History, Philosophy and Religion has unveiled many innovative and engaging learning experiences for online students. This philosophy bachelor’s program is the latest evidence.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU philosophy students are eligible for scholarships and awards.
  • 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 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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