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Southwestern Oregon University Center

For many residents of the South Coast, obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher from one of Oregon’s universities has been a costly process, requiring extensive travel or a move to the university, but now students can do it without leaving home. Through a collaborative venture between the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Oregon public universities and Southwestern Oregon Community College, the University Center facilitates smooth transitions to four-year schools, distance learning opportunities, as well as onsite courses from Oregon’s universities. Residents of communities along the South Coast can take courses and complete a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees without leaving home. Course delivery methods include limited on-site instruction for education majors, web-based or online courses, and other technologies.

With over 50 different bachelor and graduate distance degree options, there is no better time to earn your degree from home. Online programs attain an identical diploma and require the same, if not more, rigor as on-campus programs. Want to become an elementary school teacher? Learn about the bachelor's in Elementary Education satellite program offered on the South Coast in partnership with Southern Oregon University. Interested in becoming a licensed accountant? Discover CPA and CMA distance degree options through Oregon's universities. Want to advance in your health career? Get information on Oregon Institute of Technology's degree completion programs for licensed professionals. Interested in speaking with a university representative? Find out when their next visit to campus is. Whatever your academic and career goals are, the University Center is here to help you get there.

Whether students plan to stay on the South Coast or transfer to a four-year college or university, the University Center exists as an advocate to assist and support local students with pre-transfer advising, articulation information, and referral to appropriate programs and advisors at the various schools. For students entering Southwestern, a visit to the University Center can open up a world of options beyond the associate’s degree. With careful planning, students can build programs that lead to bachelor's or even graduate degrees.

The University Center can also assist with special programs for schools or businesses, such as College Application Week, FASFA nights or professional development opportunities. Call 800-962-2838, ext.1518 or email to inquire how we can partner with your school or business. 

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Business Administration (BAS option)
  • Communications
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Emergency Medical Services Administration (BAS option)
  • English/Writing
  • Fire Services Administration 
  • History
  • Integrative Studies: Individualized Plan
  • Integrative Studies: EOU Minor + One Minor from Other University
  • Integrative Studies: Two EOU Minors
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Politics and Economics
  • Physical Activity and Health: Community Health, Exercise Science or Physical Education & Sport
  • Psychology

Minors: Anthropology/Sociology; Business; Communication; Economics; English/Writing; English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Health Studies; History; Writing & Rhetoric; Native American Studies; Physical Education; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Spanish

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)1
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)1
  • Master of Science Education - Continuing Licensure or Informal Educator

Graduate Certificates/Endorsements

  • ESOL; Get Focused Stay Focused; Reading; Special Education

Oregon State University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science (special post-baccalaureate)
  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Liberal Studies
  • Natural Resources
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rangeland Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability (double-degree program)
  • Women, Gender and Sexual Studies

Minors: Ag. Business Mngmnt; Anthropology; Business and Entrepreneurship; Chemistry; Economics; Education; Environmental Science; Fisheries & Wildlife; French; Geographic Information Science (GIS); Geography; German; History; Horticulture; Leadership; Natural Resources; Political Science; Popular Music; Psychology; Public Health; Resource Economics; Sociology; Spanish; Sustainability; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Writing

Graduate Degrees

  • Ed.D./Ph.D. Comm. College Leadership or Higher Ed. Leadership1
  • Ed.M. Adult and Higher Education1
  • M.A.T. - Initial Teacher Licensure in Elementary Ed.1
  • M.B.A.1
  • Master of Education - Continuing Licensure or Informal Educator
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (management focus)
  • Master's/Ph.D. in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling1
  • Master of Natural Resources
  • Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
  • M.H.P. Radiation Health Physics (no thesis)
  • M.S. Data Analytics

Graduate Certificates & Endorsements

  • Business Analytics; College and University Teaching; Data Analytics; ESOL; Financial Planning; Fisheries Management; Forest and Climate Change; GIScience; Public Health; Sustainable Natural Resources; Urban Forestry; Water Conflict Mngmnt.; Wildlife Mngmnt.

Oregon Institute of Technology

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Applied Psychology
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management (OM)
  • Techonolgy & Management

Degree Completion Programs (for lic. professionals)

  • Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Echocardiography; Health Care Management; Radiologic Science; Respiratory Care; Vascular Technology

Minors: Business; Information Technology; Psychology

Graduate Degree

  • Master of Science Allied Health

Certificates & Specializations

  • Badging and Micro-credentials; Clinical Sleep Health; MRI Specialization; Picture Archiving & Communication Systems; Polysomnography

Oregon Health and Science University

Bachelor's Degree

  • RN - BSN Program

Portland State University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Arts & Letters
  • Business Administration - Management & Leadership or Supply & Logistics Management
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Science

Graduate Degrees

  • Continuing Administrator License (CAL)
  • M.B.A. - Healthcare1
  • M.A./M.S. - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master's in Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed. and Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.A./M.S. - Early Intervention Special Education (Lic. option)
  • M.S Business Global Supply Chain Management
  • M.S.W.
  • M. Visually Impaired Learner (Lic. option)1

Certificates & Endorsements: Adv. Crime Analysis; Asperger's Syndr. and High Functioning Autism; Craft Brewing; Social Innovation; Coaching for Multi-tier System of Supports; Early Intervention; Construction Contracting; Early Childhood Ed.; Infant/Toddler Mental Health; Leadership in CCJ; ReadOregon; Strategic Communications and Public Relations; Teaching Adult Learners

Southern Oregon University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Management or Hospitality & Tourism
  • Business Administration
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Development

Graduate Degrees

  • Master's in Education/Continuing Teaching License
  • Master of Business Administration1

Certificates: Accounting; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Non-Profit Management; ReadOregon; Special Education

Western Oregon University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Fire Services Administration
  • Criminal Justice (minor in Homeland Security/ Community Preparedness)

Graduate Degrees

  • M.A.T. - Secondary Education1
  • M.A. - Criminal Justice1
  • M.A. - Interpreting Studies1
  • M.Ed. Information Technology1

Certificate & Endorsements: Dual Language/Bilingual Education; Elem. Math Instructional Leadership; ESOL; Reading; Homeland Security & Comm. Preparedness; Instructional Design

University of Oregon

Bachelor's Degree

  • Marine Biology (on-site at OIMB)1

Graduate Degrees

  • Applied Information Management: Information Management,  Business Management, Information Design, Applied Research
  • Master of Science in Marine Biology (on-site at OIMB)

Even if you are not a currently admitted U of O student, you can take a course at the U of O through the Community Education program. Students can take almost any course offered by U of O.