The School of Public Policy offers major and minor degrees across four areas of study: Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Sociology.

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Economics

This major offers the following options: • General Economics • Law, Economics and Policy • Managerial Economics • Mathematical Economics

Undergraduate Minor Major Bachelor's
Bend, Corvallis, ECampus

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

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

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

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