Undergraduate Pathway in Public Policy
What are the progression requirements?
After successfully completing the 3-term Standard Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:
- 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
- No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
- Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111, MTH 105 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
- Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program
What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?
The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway in Public Policy leads to the second year of the following majors at Oregon State University:
How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?
After successfully completing the Pathway program, students are guaranteed to enter a second year of study.
Economics training provides excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, public policy, law and business. OSU Economics graduates also use their degrees to work professionally in the public (federal, state and local government) and private (banking, consulting, retail, and corporate) sectors.
All Political Science majors and minors are required to participate in an internship. An educated and marketable Political Science graduate needs to have applied and enriched his or her classroom studies in a practical work environment. An internship is a way to gain credit for government or law-related work experience. It's also a great way to explore and understand the workday realities of the legislative, judicial, and administrative processes. Political Science interns work with state, federal, and local officials, and with national and international organizations.
Sociology students will have opportunities to participate in internships through the OSU Sociology Internship Program as well as engage in undergraduate research opportunities. Sociology undergraduates can explore real-life social issues, conduct sociological inquiries and construct explanations for social phenomena through projects and investigative research.