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As Oregon’s Rural University, we’re experts at fostering tight-knit communities of support across wide-open spaces. As an online student at Eastern Oregon University, you can earn a highly flexible and affordable degree at an institution that has a century of experience delivering high-quality education. Our dedicated faculty members are committed to mentoring and engaging with students wherever they are.

Find your passion with more than 20 convenient online degree programs. See why we were ranked second by Value Colleges for the best online colleges in Oregon.

A Guide to Online Bachelor’s Degrees Post Pandemic

It’s hard to imagine a time before COVID-19. The pandemic has impacted education significantly, resulting in millions of students suddenly shifting from a classroom to a chatroom. The threat of catching the virus, the need for social distancing and the closing of many campuses through the fall has left students and their parents unsure about what to do next. 

A fully online degree option may be the best way for many students to stay on track and remain safe during this pandemic. However, with confusion surrounding online instruction, students and parents alike have questions and concerns about pursuing an online education. It’s important to know the difference between the sudden, emergency attempt at online instruction and a degree program that was purposefully designed to be entirely online.

The faculty at Eastern Oregon University strives to ensure you have all the information you need to make decisions about your education confidently. With this in mind, we want to offer the following guide created by Wiley Education Services, a leader in higher education research and online education, in partnership with

This informative guide addresses the impact of COVID-19 on education and provides insight into online education, such as the online student experience, myths vs. facts about online education and the difference between proven online degree programs and emergency online instruction. 

Online education is not a new concept and can be just as rewarding as an in-person program.

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Why Choose Eastern Oregon University Online?


At $265 per credit hour, we have one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. It’s also one of the lowest rates among other state schools.

Flexibility and Convenience

Benefit from multiple start dates and study 100% online in programs designed to fit busy schedules

Transfer Policy

Get a free transfer credit review and transfer up to 135 credits. You can also qualify for transfer scholarships and get credit for work experience or on-the-job training.

Personal Attention

Enhance your learning with one-on-one advising, mentoring opportunities and other forms of support in a highly engaging platform.

Explore Our Programs

B.S./B.A. in Computer Science

Study software development and computer programming while enjoying unique class offerings and experienced faculty. You will be prepared for the variety of innovative technology evolving in the 21st Century.

B.S./B.A. in Accounting

Experience a specialized curriculum accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Complete your fast-track degree in three years.

B.S./B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology

Choose from two concentrations that are grounded in a four-field cultural, physical, biological and archaeological approach.

B.S./B.A. in Communication Studies

Be part of the next generation of community builders with rhetorical efficiency, interpersonal effectiveness, intercultural competency, ethical sensitivity and platform savvy. Collaborate with students from other programs through the online curriculum.

B.S./B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Prepare to work with children up to eight years old in this program taught by experts and ranked best in Oregon and 16th in the nation.

B.S./B.A./B.A.S. in Emergency Medical Services Administration

Gain certifications while learning how to move into EMS administration and management. Our program fulfills the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education model curriculum.

B.S./B.A. in Business Administration

Choose from three concentrations in this program, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business (IACBE).

Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

If you have a non-accounting degree or need more credits to sit for the CPA exam, this certificate program will provide tax, accounting, finance and auditing courses to prepare you for an accounting career.

B.S./B.A. in Economics

Participate in a research-focused curriculum, apply economic theory and explore diverse economic systems and issues.

B.S./B.A. in Fire Services Administration

Learn from fire chiefs and other industry professionals in this business-focused, award-winning program.

B.S./B.A. in History

Our history program includes published, tenured faculty and Eastern Oregon University Presidential Scholar winners. For the past five years, the history department has been recognized by Phi Alpha Theta, an honor society for history professors and students.

B.S./B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Reach your customized career goals with this degree. It is one of the largest at Eastern Oregon University because it features flexibility and versatility to make your dream career possible. Create a customized degree program or combine two minors to earn your degree.

B.S./B.A. in English/Writing

Prepare to be a creative and effective communicator in a program that features community involvement and partnerships with nonprofits, independent presses and K–12 schools.

B.S./B.A. in Politics & Economics

Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of politics and economics with real-world experience in this public administration program focused on civic engagement.

B.S./B.A. in Psychology

Prepare for graduate school or entry-level work as a counselor or psychologist in schools, rehabilitation centers or social services with this rigorous program and its unique curriculum.

B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance

Get affordable, hands-on experience and practice with scientific approaches in one of three concentrations—physical education and sport, community health and exercise science.

B.S./B.A. in Public Administration

In this degree program, you will work closely with public agencies, policies and their impact on people. Learn how to move toward a more civil society through governmental policy.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

Eastern Oregon University’s online/hybrid MFA will give you opportunities for hands-on writing, editing and publishing in collaborative workshops from the comfort of your home and the serenity of nature.

Master of Business Administration

Learn management strategies to optimize professional career advancement in this program that is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Master of Science in Education

Develop best practices for PK-12 education by implementing applied and theoretical knowledge and skills. Focus on literacy (reading), special education, curriculum and instruction or ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) while learning from faculty with advanced degrees in their specialties.

B.S./B.A./B.A.S. in Information Technology Management

Experience a specialized curriculum. Complete your fast-track degree in three years.

Computer Science Certificate

Computer science continues to be one of the most in-demand fields of study around the globe. Prepare for growing careers in computer programming, software development and more as you learn to design and build software systems for applications in the public and private sector.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Develop skills for a rewarding teaching career at the elementary or secondary level with this flexible, hybrid program. Complete your master’s degree in 10 months and gain valuable field experience to improve learning outcomes for your students.

B.A.S. in Business

Experience a specialized curriculum accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Complete your fast-track degree in three years.

About EOU

Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929 as a teachers college and today serves as a center for education, culture and scholarship in rural areas of Oregon. EOU guides student inquiry through academic programs that lead to responsible and reflective action in a diverse and interconnected world.


Eastern Oregon University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


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