International Year One in Public Policy

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Public Policy will prepare students to enter their next term of a bachelor's degree program at Oregon State University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

12-16 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17

Award

This leads to a bachelor's degree program at Oregon State University.

Why Oregon State University?

  • OSU is ranked among the highest research universities in the US by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Students can join a variety of clubs and organizations for public policy majors including: sociology club, pre-law society, international affairs club, OSU Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team and more.
  • The OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory prepares students to address current and past public policy challenges with community-based policy work.
  • Students can choose from three- to four-term Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to OSU provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
Start Dates March June
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, Password 6, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, TOEFL Essentials 6.5 or Completion of Academic English Level 4.

Dates & fees

March 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 22 March 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022
Tue 14 June 2022 - Fri 2 September 2022
Wed 14 September 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022

$33,900


June 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 14 June 2022 - Fri 2 September 2022
Wed 14 September 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022
Tue 3 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023

$33,900


Degree program components

180 credit hour program
44 credit hours apply from Pathway
136 credit hours remaining toward degree

Term 1

Course title

Credit hours

ALS 151

Academic Listening/Speaking

3 Credits

ALS 150

Academic Reading/Writing

3 Credits

MTH

Math Course - Variable Level

4 Credits

GEOG 106

Western Tradition/Global North

3 Credits

Term 2

Course title

Credit hours

ALS 162

Advanced Academic Writing/INT'L

3 Credits

ECON 201

Introduction to Microeconomics

4 Credits

SOC 204

Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

COMM 111

Public Speaking

3 Credits

Term 3

Course title

Credit hours

WR 121

English Composition

4 Credits

ECON 202

Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 Credits

HHS 231

Lifetime Fitness for Health

2 Credits

ALS 181

Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge

2 Credits

PAC

Physical Activity Class

1 Credits

PS 201

United States Government and Politics

4 Credits

Term 4

Course title

Credit hours

(Optional)

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Economics-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Economics-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Environmental Economics and Policy-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Start Dates September January March June
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, Password 6, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, TOEFL Essentials 6.5 or Completion of Academic English Level 4.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Wed 14 September 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022
Tue 3 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Tue 28 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023

$35,925


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 3 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Tue 28 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Tue 20 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023

$35,925


March 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 28 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Tue 20 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023
Wed 13 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023

$35,925


June 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 20 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023
Wed 13 September 2023 - Fri 8 December 2023
Tue 2 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024

$35,925


Degree program components

180 credit hour program
44 credit hours apply from Pathway
136 credit hours remaining toward degree

Term 1

Course title

Credit hours

ALS 151

Academic Listening/Speaking

3 Credits

ALS 150

Academic Reading/Writing

3 Credits

MTH

Math Course - Variable Level

4 Credits

GEOG 106

Western Tradition/Global North

3 Credits

Term 2

Course title

Credit hours

ALS 162

Advanced Academic Writing/INT'L

3 Credits

ECON 201

Introduction to Microeconomics

4 Credits

SOC 204

Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

COMM 111

Public Speaking

3 Credits

Term 3

Course title

Credit hours

WR 121

English Composition

4 Credits

ECON 202

Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 Credits

HHS 231

Lifetime Fitness for Health

2 Credits

ALS 181

Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge

2 Credits

PAC

Physical Activity Class

1 Credits

PS 201

United States Government and Politics

4 Credits

Term 4

Course title

Credit hours

(Optional)

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Economics-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Economics-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Environmental Economics and Policy-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Start Dates September January March June
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, Password 6, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, TOEFL Essentials 6.5 or Completion of Academic English Level 4.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Wed 20 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Tue 2 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Tue 26 March 2024 - Fri 14 June 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 2 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Tue 26 March 2024 - Fri 14 June 2024
Tue 18 June 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024


March 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 26 March 2024 - Fri 14 June 2024
Tue 18 June 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024
Wed 18 September 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024


June 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Tue 18 June 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024
Wed 18 September 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024
Mon 30 December 2024 - Fri 21 March 2025


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Economics-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Economics-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Environmental Economics and Policy-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.A.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr


Sociology-B.S.

2.25 GPA cumulative in the program, Grade of C- or better in Math (MTH 111 or higher)

Grade of C- or better in English Comp (WR 121), Grade of C- or better in Communication (COMM 111)

No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework, Minimum number of required credits completed: 1-term/12 cr, 2-term/24 cr, 3-4-term/36 cr