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The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion offers major and minor degrees across the three areas of study.
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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.
In our complex world, employers need professionals who can dig deeply into a diverse range of cultural perspectives to gain a better understanding and communicate more effectively. That’s the spirit of Oregon State University’s B.A./B.S. in Applied Humanities online degree program, one that will help you build a strong foundation in liberal arts with a focus on cultural responsiveness and communication.
This major offers the following options:
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.
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The undergraduate certificate in Medical Humanities offers OSU students a multi-disciplinary integrated program to study health, medicine, and the healing professions.
Issues such as war and peace have continually been part of the human condition. This military history minor is designed to better inform students regarding the questions and controversies surrounding military and peace studies.
The undergraduate certificate in Peace Studies offers OSU students a multi-disciplinary, integrated program focused on strategies for peace. The certificate incorporates courses from a wide variety of disciplines.
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.
The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion offers a BA or BS degree in Religious Studies as well as a minor in Religious Studies, and an undergraduate certificate in medical humanities. Courses emphasize skills in critical thinking, argumentative and expository writing, cultural literacy, citizenship, and global diversity.
The program combines yoga praxis and instruction with academic accountability and a scholarly approach to yoga made possible by OSU’s expertise in the academic study of yoga.