The College of Liberal Arts offers 23 graduate programs and 3 graduate certificate programs. View all CLA programs


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Anthropology

Anthropology bridges sciences and the humanities while developing critical thinking, communication, group processes, and the ability to work independently.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's PhD Certificate Certificate
Corvallis, ECampus

Applied Anthropology

These courses of study integrate anthropological theory and practice within a specific concentration chosen by the student.

Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's PhD
Corvallis

Applied Ethics

Applied Ethics builds upon the various courses in ethics taught in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and courses with ethics-related content found throughout the university, in order to provide students with a systematic and thorough understanding of the moral world for their civic, professional, and personal lives.

Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's Certificate Certificate
Corvallis

College Student Services Administration

The Graduate Certificate in College Student Services Administration is designed to enhance core knowledge and skills for higher education professionals and aspiring professionals who seek to strengthen their skills, knowledge and professional practice in the arena of student services.

Graduate Certificate Grad. Certificate
ECampus

College Student Services Administration

The College Student Services Administration program offers preparation in the organization, leadership and administration of programs, services, and facilities in postsecondary education.

Graduate Grad. Major Master's Certificate Certificate Grad. Certificate
Corvallis, ECampus

Creative Writing

The creative writing major’s disciplinary foundations are the study of the craft of creative writing combined with rigorous study of literature. Students develop their expertise in reading literature in conjunction with their development of writing craft.

Undergraduate Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's
Bend, Corvallis

Energy Policy

Rooted in Sociology, Economics, Political Science, and various natural resource sciences, students will gain valuable interdisciplinary insights into complex challenges involving energy resources. Students are offered a choice of several courses that will prepare them with the skills and competencies needed to understand economic, social, political and cultural dynamics of energy policy, and to design and evaluate energy policy as it pertains to Oregon and other contexts.

Graduate Certificate Certificate Grad. Certificate
ECampus

English

The English major includes an array of subjects ranging in literary history to film and visual culture, creative and nonfiction writing, rhetoric and literacy, and the digital humanities.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's
Bend, Corvallis

Environmental Arts and Humanities

Graduate Areas of Concentration: Environmental imagination, environmental action, environmental thinking

Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's
Corvallis

Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary field critically engaging the historical and ongoing impact of race and ethnicity primarily in the US but within a global context.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis

History

This major offers the following options:

  • Community History and Civic Engagement
  • Global Perspectives on War, Peace, and Empire
  • History of Science and Technology
Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's
Corvallis, ECampus

History and Philosophy of Science

Graduate Areas of Concentration
History of science and medicine, development of the physical, biological, and environmental sciences, intellectual and social history of science in Europe and the U.S.

Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's PhD
Corvallis

Music

The School of Arts and Communication participates in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree and Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Contact the school for entrance requirements for the MAT degree.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis

Philosophy

Philosophy provides a broad education and intellectual skills that are useful in many occupations and areas of life. It is also a valuable background for graduate study in philosophy and religious studies and for advanced study in such professional fields as law and public service.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis, ECampus

Political Science

This major offers the following option(s):

  • Environmental and Energy Politics
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Politics

Political Science is the systematic study of politics wherever it takes place—in governmental institutions, the international arena, and civil society.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate
Bend, Corvallis, ECampus

Psychology

The School of Psychological Science offers students a variety of educational avenues that provide the necessary tools for competency in, and appreciation for, psychology as a scientific discipline.

Many of our graduates will go straight into the workforce into areas such as human services, human resources, and educational assistants.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's PhD
Bend, Corvallis, ECampus

Public Policy

The discipline of public policy is closely connected to the practice of policy and this program ensures that students interact with policy-makers as well as the knowledge-producers who support policy decisions. The Public Policy Major will provide students with a set of research, analytical, and management skills that will be transferable across sectors and across issue areas.

Undergraduate Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Major Master's PhD
Corvallis, ECampus

Queer Studies

The undergraduate minor in Queer Studies prepares students to examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and policed and, further, imagines liberatory futures for people of all genders and sexualities.

Undergraduate Minor Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis, ECampus

Rural Policy

The Graduate Certificate in Rural Policy is an 18-credit multi-disciplinary offered through OSU Extended Campus by the School of Public Policy. Students have a choice of over a dozen courses that will prepare them with the skills and competencies needed to understand economic, social, political and cultural dynamics of rural places, and to design and evaluate rural policy as it pertains to Oregon and other contexts.

Graduate Certificate Certificate Grad. Certificate
ECampus

Sociology

This major offers the following option(s):

  • Crime and Justice
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology

Sociology is the study of human social behavior and sociologists examine interactions within and between groups and resulting social institutions.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis, ECampus

Speech Communication

This major offers the following option(s):

  • Communication
  • Theater Arts

Students majoring in Speech Communication must choose between a Communication option and a Theater Arts option.

Undergraduate Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor
Corvallis

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major represents multidisciplinary approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, particularly as they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, nation, and ability.

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's Graduate Grad. Minor Grad. Major Master's PhD Certificate Certificate
Corvallis, ECampus