Eastern Oregon University: Distance Learning Programs

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La Grande, Oregon
Division of Distance Education

Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929. It first offered distance learning courses in 1978. In fall 2003, there were 1,800 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, career placement assistance, e-mail services, library services, tutoring.

Contact Melanie Rowley, Inquiry Coordinator, Eastern Oregon University, Zabel Hall, Room 222, 1 University Boulevard, La Grande, OR 97850-2899. Telephone: 800-544-2195. Fax: 541-962-3627. E-mail: [email protected].


BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

BS Business Administration; Business and Economics; Fire Services Administration; Liberal Studies; Physical Education/Health; Psychology

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Founded in 1929, Eastern Oregon University is a state-supported, comprehensive institution. Eastern is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The Division of Distance Education is the distance learning arm of the institution, with a long history of experience delivering both courses and degrees (the first courses were offered in 1978). In 2004–05, Eastern offers more than 500 courses at a distance and 6 different BA/BS distance degree programs: the multidisciplinary liberal studies degree; the philosophy, politics, and economics degree; the business/economics degree; the business administration degree; the physical education and health degree; and the fire services administration degree. A new psychology degree is pending. Distance learning courses are to be offered on-site or online to accommodate the requirements of each degree program. All students are required to have e-mail access and Web-browsing capabilities.

More than 1,850 students are currently enrolled in the distance learning degree programs. The courses and degrees are available to students in the United States and Canada and to armed services personnel abroad. Eastern does not charge extra out-of-state tuition. Most of the courses are taught by the same faculty members who teach on-campus courses; the distance learning degrees are the same as those available on campus. Degree-seeking students receive close advising support and have online access to full library services at a distance. The admission requirements for students entering the distance learning degree programs are the same as those for on-campus programs; Eastern is not an open admission university.

Students may take up to 8 quarter course units per term without being admitted. Specific information about enrollment is available at the online class registration site (http://webster.eou.edu/). For more information about courses or degree programs, students should e-mail [email protected] or visit the Division of Distance Education Web site (http://www.eou.edu/dde/) and fill out an online inquiry form.


Undergraduate— accounting; agricultural business and management; anthropology; biology, general; botany; business; chemistry; dramatic/theater arts and stagecraft; economics; English language and literature, general; geography; health and physical education/fitness; music; philosophy; physics; political science and government; psychology.

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