UESP is pleased to offer support to OSU students who pursue their undergraduate degree via online courses through Ecampus majors and who want to explore academic options.

Like students pursuing degrees on campus in Corvallis, new or current OSU Ecampus students have the option being housed in UESP while they explore major options.  The same exploration philosophy and principles we use with on-campus students applies to Ecampus students -- learning more about yourself and your major options is the best way to confirm that you are going to discover a major that fits.  Our goal is to help you be active in your exploration process and connect with one of the available Ecampus majors as expeditiously as possible.  During your time with UESP, you and your UESP advisor will dialogue at lease once a term if not more often to facilitate the exploration process.

Exploration Strategies for Ecampus Students

1. A great starting point is to take ALS 114 Career Decision Making.   The instructors of this class will guide you through a strategic process of learning more about your interests, values, and abilities to help you set the foundation for learning more about academic and career paths that might be a good fit for you.

2. OSU's Career Development Center subscribes to another wonderful web-based career exploration program called Focus2.  Any current OSU student can access this resource.

3.  Make sure you familiarize yourself with Ecampus major and minor offerings.  There is more diversity there than you might think, with options that might appeal to interests ranging from sciences to social sciences to humanities and the arts.  It seems like each year brings new, exciting Ecampus major and minor choices, so keep your eyes on your ONID account for announcements from Ecampus about new opportunities.  Also, many departments offer coursework via Ecampus even if they don't actually offer an e-campus major.

4.  Use your "local networks" -- friends, family, community organizations, services, and businesses -- to get more insight about what you like and don't like when it comes to your academic preferences.  Getting lots of voices in the conversation via informational interviews and job shadows can help you get perspective on the best academic option and career pathway for you. 

5. Connect with the Ecampus advisors for the various majors and get their insight on the nuances and opportunities associated with their particular majors. 

Are you a new Ecampus UESP Student?

1. Complete the Ecampus Online Orientation.

2. Monitor your OSU email for a message from Shannon Shivers about next steps for scheduling your advising and orientation appoinment.

How to Declare

Typically this is just a matter of utilizing Ecampus Student Services to help you negotiate a change of major, but sometimes the process is more involved.  Below is a list of contacts and processes for declaring Ecampus majors. 

Agricultural Science - Dawn Moyer, click here and scroll down to the Agricultural Sciences section to schedule an appointment
Anthropology - Brenda Kellar, click here to schedule an appointment
Applied Humanities - click here to schedule an appointment
Botany - Marc Curtis, click here to schedule an appointment
Business Administration / Business Analtyics / Business Information Systems / Finance / Hospitality Management / Marketing / Management  - Click here for information
Computer Science - Click here for information
Crop and Soil Science - Stefan Seiter, click here to schedule an appointment
Digital Communication Arts - Daniel Gruss, click here to schedule an appointment
Economics - Laura Relyea, Click here for information
Environmental Economics and Policy - Click here for information
Environmental Sciences - Click here for information 
Fisheries and Wildlife Science - Click here for information
French - click here for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Geography & Geospatial Science - click here for more information and to schedule an appointment
German - click here for more information and to schedule an appointment.
History - David Bishop, click here for more information 
Horticulture - Sarah Finger McDonald, click here for an appointment
Human Development and Family Sciences - Click here to schedule an appointment.
Liberal Studies - Ashlei Edgemon, click here to schedule an appointment
Natural Resources -  click here to schedule an appointment.
Philosophy / Religious Studies - Marta Kunecka, click here to schedule an appointment
Political Science -  Andrew Edwards, click here to schedule an appointment 
Psychology - Nathan Walters, call 541.737.2311 to schedule an appointment
Public Health - Click here to schedule an appointment.
Public Policy - Andrew Edwards, click here to schedule an appointment 
Rangeland Sciences Dodi Reesman, call 541.737.4761 to schedule an appointment
Sociology - Jennifer Edwards, click here to schedule an appointment
Spanish - click here for more information and to schedule an appointment
Sustainability (Double degree) -Erica Elliott, click here and scroll down to the Sustainability Double Degree section to schedule an appointment
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Heather Arbuckle, click here to schedule an appointment
Zoology - Kate Kerish -  click here for more information on how to schedule an appointment

Helpful Ecampus Links and Resources

A direct link to Beaver Hub... use your ONID login to get to this one-stop shop where you will find a "Student" page with links to MyDegrees, the Registration system, and Canvas among other resources.

Ecampus course demo.. see an example of how Ecampus courses are delivered online.

Ecampus guide to starting your course... a comprehensive "how to" designed to get you ready to engage with the online learning environment at OSU.

Ecampus Proctoring...An explanation for how to set up a proctor for your Ecampus classes that require proctoring

Ecampus Success Counseling...a wonderful, free service available through Ecampus to support you with the big picture mitigating factors in academic success.

Ecampus online tutoring..a link to the Ecampus page that describes TutorMe®, the online tutoring service available to OSU students taking online classes.