Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Oregon State University has been ranked No. 4  out of nearly 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and No. 2 in Best Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking is based on how well OSU’s highly credentialed psychology faculty keep Ecampus students engaged, coupled with the services and technology available to distance learners and the expert opinion of higher education administrators nationwide.

“This marks four straight years of the psychology program being ranked in the top two,” said Dr. Kathryn Becker-Blease, professor and director of the School of Psychological Science. “Psychology’s Ecampus faculty are the heart of our success. Ecampus helps us build engaging courses, but students really rave about the relationships they make with their instructors. We are proud to have such a strong and dedicated teaching team.”

Offered by the College of Liberal Arts, the online psychology degree program analyzes the scientific and humanistic perspectives of psychology, and it provides an appreciation of human diversity in identifying, understanding and solving complex problems. The college and program places a broad emphasis on the human experience, and the work of students and faculty impacts people directly. Through the online psychology degree program, students gain the skills it takes to create healthy communities in Oregon and beyond.

“To be recognized as the No. 2 online bachelor’s program in the country is a tremendous achievement,”  said Dr. Kristen Yax, Ecampus coordinator for the School of Psychological Science. “It’s extremely rewarding to interact with students through the Ecampus program, and to find innovative ways to deliver a great learning environment while fostering strong connections with them in an online setting. It’s also gratifying to know that the curriculum we are teaching and the accessibility of the program make a meaningful difference to students who might not otherwise have access to a traditional on campus learning environment that fits their schedule or circumstances.”

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