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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog for Ohio University

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Academic Organization


Ohio University offers curricula in 276 undergraduate majors leading to bachelor's or associate's degrees through nine colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, Honors Tutorial, and University. Programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies, the Division of Lifelong Learning, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Office of Graduate Student Services coordinates graduate study at Ohio University.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the University hold individual accreditation as listed below. Additional information is available from the office of each college's dean.

The following list of colleges and areas includes degrees, accrediting agencies, and schools and departments.


Major Codes  Minor Codes  Certificate Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree; preprofessional curricula; and preparation for teaching at the secondary level.

Accreditation

American Psychological Association

Council on Social Work Education

Departments

African American Studies

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Classics and World Religions

Economics

English

Environmental and Plant Biology

Geography

Geological Sciences

History

Linguistics

Mathematics

Modern Languages

Ohio Program of Intensive English (*)

Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy

Political Science

Psychology

Social Work

Sociology and Anthropology

Women's Studies (*)

*not a degree program

College of Business

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Accreditation

AACSB -- The International Association of Management Education

Departments/Schools

Accountancy

Finance

Management Information Systems

Management Systems

Marketing

College of Communication

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Communication, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication degrees.

Accreditation

Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication

Schools

Communication Studies

Communication Systems Management

Journalism

Telecommunications

Visual Communication

College of Education

Teacher training curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree; supervision of student teaching and other field experiences in education.

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Departments

Counseling and Higher Education

Educational Studies

Teacher Education

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Engineering, Industrial Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.

Accreditation

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

National Association of Industrial Technology

Departments/Schools

Aviation

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Industrial Technology

Mechanical Engineering

College of Fine Arts

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees.

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Dance

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Theater

Schools

Art

Dance

Film

Interdisciplinary Arts

Music

Theater

College of Health and Human Services

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Environmental Health; Health; Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; Human and Consumer Sciences; Industrial Hygiene; Nursing;, Physical Education; Recreation Studies; and Sport Sciences; entry-level graduate curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Accreditation

Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

American Association for Family and Consumer Science

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education

Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Foundation for Interior Design, Education, and Research

National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accrediting Council

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation

Sport Management Program Review Council

Schools

Health Sciences

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

Human and Consumer Sciences

Nursing

Physical Therapy

Recreation and Sport Sciences

Honors Tutorial College

A renowned degree-granting college with 26 programs of study. Honors Tutorial College students undergo a rigorous and exhilarating academic experience that combines a set of tutorials, upper division classes, and selected graduate courses. In order to allow students to pursue this challenging form of undergraduate education, Honors Tutorial College students are exempt from General Education Requirements, except English composition. A high percentage of the students in this college enter graduate or professional school. You may request consideration for admission to the Honors Tutorial College and must indicate a program of study at the time of application.

University College

College for students who have not decided on a major. Two-year programs leading to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies degrees. Four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Specialized Studies and Bachelor of Criminal Justice degrees. Two and four-year Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs leading to commissions in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

Graduate Studies

Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Communication Technology and Policy, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Sports Administration, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Certificate programs are also offered in the areas of Conservation Biiology*, Contemporary History*, Gerontology, Health Care Services Administration, Health Policy, Music Performance, and Women's Studies*(See the Graduate Catalog for specific programs and majors.)

*participants in these certificate programs must be concurrently admitted to a graduate degree program as a degree-seeking student.

Center for International Studies

Jointly administers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with the College of Arts and Sciences. For non-majors, the Center offers a certificates in:
African Studies
Asian Studies
European Studies
Latin American studies.

Division of Lifelong Learning

Provides educational opportunities beyond the regular channels of the University by using the resources of the University in nontraditional ways.

Both credit and noncredit programs are available to students on campus, as well as at a distance.

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Offers a four-year medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog) and postdoctoral programs in family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

Regional Campuses

Chillicothe
Eastern (St. Clairsville)
Lancaster
Southern (Ironton)
Zanesville

Major Codes


The following is a listing of undergraduate major codes arranged by the college in which each major is offered. Some programs and majors are offered through more than one college, and not all majors are open to incoming freshmen. For specific information on a particular program, see the appropriate college section of the catalog.

Major Code Prefixes

The two-letter prefix of each major code indicates the type of degree awarded in that major. In some cases, it indicates that an additional application process is required for admission to the major.

AA        Associate in Arts
AAS       Associate in Applied Science
AS        Associate in Science
BA        Bachelor of Arts
BB        Bachelor of Business Administration
BC        Bachelor of Science in Communication
BF        Bachelor of Fine Arts
BJ        Bachelor of Science in Journalism
BM        Bachelor of Music
BS        Bachelor of Science
ND        Nondegree program
SA        Separate application required


College of Arts and Sciences

Some of the majors in this college have two major codes. In general, with these majors you have the option of choosing either a degree program that is more hard sciences oriented (BS) or one that is more liberal arts/humanities oriented (BA). Details on curricular differences can be found in the College of Arts and Sciences section under the specific program listings. You may want to consult with an admissions officer or a college representative about which option is more suitable for you.

        BA4903	    	African American Studies
        BA4252	    	Anthropology
        BS2121	    	Biological Sciences
        BS2520        	Cellular and Molecular Biology
        BS2121          Integrated Biology
        BS2126	    	Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology
        BS0411	    	Microbiology 
        BS2507	    	Pre-Physical Therapy 
        BS2127	    	Pre-Professional Program
        BS2515	    	Wildlife and Conservation Biology

	                Chemistry and Biochemistry
BS3311, BA3311       	Chemistry
        BS3316       	Biochemistry 
BS3315, BA3315       	Environmental Chemistry 
        BS3310       	Forensic Chemistry 
BS3312, BA3312       	Predentistry 
        ND3313       	Prepharmacy 
BS3314, BA3314       	Premedicine 

                        Classics and World Religions
        BA5214	   	Classical Civilization 
        BA5212	   	Greek 
        BA5213	   	Greek and Latin 
        BA5211	   	Latin 
        BA5215          World Religions

BS0701, BA0701		Computer Science

        BA4221          Economics
        BA4223	    	Pre-Foreign Service 
        BA4222	    	Prelaw 

        BA5231          English 
        BA5232	    	Creative Writing 
        BA5234	   	Prelaw 
        BA5233	    	Pretheology 
 
			Environmental and Plant Biology 
        BS2118	    	Cell Biology and Biotechnology 
        BS2113	    	Environmental Biology 
        BS2115	    	Field Biology 
BS2111, BA2111        	Plant Biology 

			Environmental Studies
                        (see Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 
                        Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geological 
                        Sciences)

BS4231, BA4231		Geography
BS4236, BA4236       	Cartography 
        BS4232          Environmental 
        BS4237          Environmental Prelaw
        BS4235          Geographic Information Systems Analyst 
        BS4238          Meteorology 
BS4234, BA4234       	Urban Planning 

BS3321, BA3321    	Geological Sciences
        BS3323          Environmental 
        BA4211          History
        BA4212          Pre-Foreign Service 
        BA4214          Prelaw 
        BA4213          Pretheology

			International Studies* pre-major status
        BA4405          Africa 
        BA4406          Asia 
        BA4407          Europe 
        BA4408          Latin America 

        BA5290          Linguistics

BS3101, BA3101    	Mathematics
BS3105, BA3105       	Actuarial Sciences 
        BS3103          Applied 
BS3104, BA3104       	Meteorology 
BS3102, BA3102       	Prep. For Advanced Training 

			Modern Languages
        BA5221          French 
        BA5222          German 
        BA5224          Russian
        BA5225          Spanish 

        BA5241          Philosophy 
        BA5244          Prelaw 
        BA5242          Pretheology 
	
BS3331, BA3331	  	Physics 
        BS3332          Applied Physics 
        BS3335          Astrophysics
        BS3338          Meteorology 


        BA4201          Political Science 
        BA4202          Pre-Foreign Service 
        BA4203          Prelaw 
        BA4200          Public Administration 

        BA4101          Psychology 
        BA4105          Pre-Physical Therapy 

        BA6601          Social Work  1 
        ND6603          Pre-Social Work *

        BA4251          Sociology 
        BA4253          Criminology 
        BA4254          Prelaw 

        BA5131          Theater

        ND0410          Undecided**

    *These entry-level programs do not fulfill any degree but are intended as preparation for admission into a major or professional school or program.

  1. Not open to freshmen; you must complete the Pre-Social Work Program before you can become a social work major.

    ** Some restricitons apply. See Undecided under College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Business

        BB6121          Accounting

        BB6124          Business Economics

        BB6120          Business Prelaw 

        BB6125          Finance 

        BB6122          General Business 

        BB6130          Human Resource Management 

        BB6132          International Business 

        BB6126          Management 

        BB6137          Management Information Systems 

        BB6127          Marketing
 
        ND0610          Undecided

College of Communication


                        Communication Studies
        BC5342          Organizational Communication
        BC5357          Communication and Public Advocacy
        BC5358          Health Communication
        BC5329          Communication Systems Management
                        (Voice/data/image communication network 
                        and services.  Electives in data communication, 
                        voice communication systems, international 
                        communication, regulatory policy)
			
                        Journalism
        BJ6932          Advertising Management 
        BJ6936          Broadcast News 
        BJ6933          Magazine Journalism 
        BJ6934          News Writing and Editing
        BJ6909          Online Journalism 
        BJ6935          Public Relations 
			
                        Telecommunications
        BC5352          Audio-Media Production
        BC5353          Audio-Music Production
        BC5354          Audio-Post Production
        BC5312          Management
        BC5348          Media Studies-Society
        BC5349          Media Studies-International
        BC5350          Media Studies-Technologies
        BC5351          Media Studies-Individualized
        BC5355          Media Studies-Politics
        BC5313          Video Production
			
                        Visual Communication
        BS6924          Informational Graphics/Publication Design 
        BS6923          Interactive Multimedia 
        BS6922          Photojournalism
        BS6925          Commercial Photography 

College of Education

                
                        Early Childhood Education 
        BS6854          Early Childhood Education2 
                
                        Middle Childhood Education 
        BS6175          Mathematics and Social Studies
        BS6176          Science and Social Studies
        BS6177          Mathematics and Science
        BS6178          Language Arts and Social Studies
        BS6179          Language Arts and Science
        BS6180          Language Arts and Mathematics
			
                        Adolescent to Young Adult Programs
        BS6314          Life Science
        BS6315          Earth Science
        BS6306          Integrated Language Arts
        BS6307          Integrated Mathematics
        BS6309          Integrated Science
        BS6308          Integrated Social Studies
        BS6310          Physical Science
                
                        Multi-age Programs 
        BS6201          Visual Arts1
        BS6232          French
        BS6235          Spanish
        BS6233          German
        BS6242          Choral Music1
        BS6241          Instrumental Music1
        BS6312          Physical Education2
        BS6316          Special Education-Intervention Specialist 
                        Mild-Moderate Educational Needs
        BS6317          Special Education-Intervention Specialist 
                        Moderate-Intensive Educational Needs

        ND0810          Undecided

  1. Offered in both the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts. You may receive teacher licensure regardless of the college in which you enroll.

  2. Offered in both the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services. You may receive teacher licensure regardless of the college in which you enroll.

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

			
                        Aviation
        BS7261          Aviation Management
        BS7258          Flight
        AA7250          Aviation Technology

        BS7251          Chemical Engineering
                        (technical electives in environmental engineering, 
                        materials science and processing, and biochemical engineering)

        BS7252          Civil Engineering
                        (technical electives in environmental engineering, geo-technical 
                        engineering, pavements, surveying, structural mechanics and design, 
                        transporation and water resources) 

        BS7260          Computer Science
                        (areas of specialization in artificial intelligence, computer 
                        networking, computer science theory, database systems, 
                        operating systems, parallel processing/compilers, 
                        and software engineering)

        BS7253          Electrical Engineering:(electrical engineering track
                        (technical electives in avionics, circuit design, communication, 
                        computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and 
                        instrumentation, energy sources and systems, and power transmission 
                        and distribution)

        BS7254          Electrical Engineering:  computer engineering track

        BS7255          Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
                        (technical electives in manufacturing systems, manufacturing
                        information systems, and operations research)

        BS7256          Industrial Technology 
                        (focus areas include materials and processes 
                        or manufacturing information technology, also 
                        includes minor in business)

        BS7257          Mechanical Engineering 
                        (technical electives in energy, thermal systems, 
                        CAD/CAM, materials processing, vehicle dynamics, 
                        robotics, manufacturing, and machine design)

        ND0910          Undecided 

College of Fine Arts

			
                        Art
        ND5153          General Art
        BF5122          Art Education 1
        BF5123          Art History 1
        BF5127          Ceramics 1
        BF6321          Graphic Design 1	
        BF5124          Painting 1
        BF5143          Photography 1
        BF5128          Printmaking 1
        BF5126          Sculpture 1

        BF5151          Dance 
			
                        Music
        ND5117          Pre-music 
        BM5105          Music Composition 
        BM5106          Music Education - Choral 
        BM5107          Music Education - Instrumental 
        BM5114          Music History and Literature 
        BM5116          Music Theory 
        BM5115          Music Therapy
        BM5103          Orchestral Instruments 
        BM5102          Organ Performance 
        BM5104          Piano Pedagogy 
        BM5100          Piano Performance 
        BM5101          Voice Performance
 			
                        Theater
        BF5137          General Theater
        BF5167          Management2
        BF5161          Performance 2
        BF5165          Playwriting 2	
        BF5162          Production Design and Technology 2

        ND9917          Nondegree
  1. Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Art major.

  2. Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Theater major.

College of Health and Human Services


                        Health Sciences
        BS8105          Community Health Services 
        BS6260          Environmental Health Science 
        BS8119          Health Services Administration 
        BS3309          Industrial Hygiene 
        BS6836          Long-Term Health Care Administration

        BS5305          Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
                
                        Human and Consumer Sciences 
        AA1106          Child Development 
        BS6360          Dietetics 
        BS6355          Early Childhood1 
        BS6370          Family and Consumer Sciences Education 1	
        BS6351          Family Studies 	  
        BS6383          Interior Architectural 
        BS6363          Nutrition with Science
        BS6361          Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism
        BS6380          Retail Merchandising 
			
                        Nursing
        ND1205          Pre-Bacalaureate Nursing 3
        BS1203          Baccalaureate Nursing 3
        ND1204          School Nurse 3
			
                        Physical Therapy 4 
			
                        Recreation and Sport Sciences
        ND8142          Pre-Athletic Training5
        BS8106          Pre-Physical Education 2,5
 
                        Recreation Studies
        BS8113          Adventure Recreation 
        BS8128          Campus Recreation 
        BS8108          Outdoor Education and Camping 
        BS8109          Recreation Management 
        BS8104          Therapeutic Recreation 

                        Sport Sciences
        BS8122          Exercise Physiology
        BS8123          Pre-Sport Industry5

        ND0210          Undecided

  1. Jointly offered by both the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services and. Degree awarded is Bachelor of Science in Education regardless of College.

  2. Offered in both the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Education. Apply initially to the College of Health and Human Services. You may receive teacher licensrue regardless of the College in which you enroll.

  3. Not open to freshmen--available only to registered nurses.

  4. Not open to freshmen--selective admission doctoral program. Enter through a preparatory program such as Biological Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy or Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy in the College of Arts and Sciences, or Sport Sciences--Exercise Physiology in the College of Health and Human Services. You must apply for the doctoral program through the School of Physical Therapy.

  5. Selective admisison program. Consult the program listing for details.

Honors Tutorial College

Some of the majors listed below have two major codes, of which you will select one. In general, the second option (BA) provides a curriculum that is more liberal arts oriented. You may want to consult with an admissions officer or a college representative regarding which option is more suitable for you.

        BA1934          Anthropology

        BS1931          Astrophysics

        BS1902          Biological Sciences 

        BB1926          Business 

        BS1904          Chemistry

        BA1932          Classics

        BS1929          Computer Science

        BF1906          Dance

        BS1925          Engineering Physics
 
        BA1916          English 

        BS1901          Environmental and Plant Biology 

        BF1924          Film

        BA1914          French 

BS1911, BA1911          Geography 

        BS1919          Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences 

        BA1909          History 

        BJ1923          Journalism

        BS1903          Mathematics 

        BA1917          Philosophy 

        BS1905          Physics

        BA1908          Political Science

        BA1930          Social Work

        BA1912          Sociology/Sociology-Criminology 

        BA1915          Spanish

        BC1920          Telecommunications

BF1913, BA1913          Theater 

University College


                        Associate in Arts 
        AA1101          Arts and Humanities Emphasis 
        AA1110          Social Sciences Emphasis

        AI5508          Associate in Individualized Studies 1

        AS1104          Associate in Science

        BC2209          Bachelor of Criminal Justice 2

        BS1112          Bachelor of Specialized Studies 3

        ND1201          Undecided
  1. Separate application required.

  2. Requires an associate's degree in an area related to criminal justice for admission. Not open to first-year students.

  3. Separate application required. Not open to first-year students.

Regional Higher Education

The following associate's degrees are available on all regional campuses:

                        Associate in Arts
        AA1101          Arts and Humanities Emphasis 
        AA1110          Social Sciences Emphasis

        AS1104          Associate in Science

        AI5508          Associate in Individualized Studies 1
				

Chillicothe Campus


        AA5006          Business Management Technology

        AA1106          Child Development				

        AA5010          Computer Science Technology

        AA5003          Deaf Studies and Interpreting

        AA5018          Environmental Engineering Technology

        AA5004          Hazardous Materials Technology 

        AA5201          Human Services Technology 

        AA5505          Law Enforcement Technology 

        ND2341          Pre-Nursing

        SA2341          Nursing, RN 

        AA5014          Office Technology 

Lancaster Campus


        AA5002          Accounting Technology

        AA5006          Business Management Technology

        AA1106          Child Development

        AA5010          Computer Science Technology

        AA5013          Electronic Media

        AA5020          Industrial Maintenance Technology 

        AA5505          Law Inforcement Technology

        AA5021          Materials Management Technology

        AA5019          Medical Assisting Technology

Southern Campus


        AA5002          Accounting Technology

        AA5006          Business Management Technology

        AA1106          Child Development

        AA5010          Computer Science Technology

        AA5013          Electronic Media

        AA5017          Equine Studies                     

        AA5201          Human Services Technology

        AA5505          Law Enforcement Technology

        AA5014          Office Technology

        AA5021          Materials Management Technology

        SA2341          Nursing, RN

        AA5016          Travel and Tourism

Zanesville Campus


        AA5013          Electronic Media

        SA2341          Nursing, RN
  1. Separate application required.

Minor Codes


In general, all academic minors are open to any student pursuing a baccalaureate program at the University. Detailed information for each minor is listed in the catalog section of the college through which the minor is offered; check the index for the specific location.
        OR4903          African American Studies

        OR4252          Anthropology

        ORARTM          Art

        ORASTR          Astronomy

        OR6360          Basic and Applied Nutrition

        OR2121          Biological Sciences

        ORBSAD          Business

        OR3311          Chemistry

        OR5214          Classical Civilization

        ORCOMS          Communication Studies

        OR5151          Dance

        OR4221          Economics

        OR5231          English

        OR6260          Environmental Health Sciences 

        ORFILM          Film

        OR5221          French

        OR4231          Geography

        OR3321          Geological Sciences

        OR5222          German

        OR5212          Greek

        OR5305          Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

        OR4211          History

        ORIART          Interdisciplinary Arts

        OR5211          Latin

        OR5290          Linguistics

        OR3101          Mathematics

        OR4233          Meteorology

        ORMUSI          Music

        OR5241          Philosophy

        OR3331          Physics

        OR2111          Plant Biology

        OR4201          Political Science

        OR4101          Psychology

        OR8109          Recreation

        OR6380          Retail Merchandising

        OR5224          Russian

        OR6602          Social Services

        OR4251          Sociology

        OR5225          Spanish

        ORTCOM          Telecommunications

        ORTHAR          Theater

        OR5215          World Religions

Certificate Programs


The certificate programs listed here are open to all students pursuing baccalaureate programs at the University, regardless of college or major. The equivalent of minors, these interdisciplinary programs can complement your major, broaden your career possibilities, or allow you to study an area of interest from a variety of perspectives. You will be awarded the certificate and receive official recognition on your transcript when you graduate. Please note that these certificate programs are not related to teaching or other professional certification conferred by outside agencies. To enroll in a program, contact the College or address noted below for a form or application. Your own College will enter your certificat information into your record.

East Asian Studies

The East Asian Studies Certificate provides students with an appreciation of China, Japan, and Korea and the role this vital region plays in the changing world politics. To ensure a broad understanding of East Asia, the interdisciplinary approach to meeting requirements includes courses in art, business, film, geography, history, journalism, linguistics, political sciences, sociology, and languages. With the increasing expansion of American businesses to East Asian nations and East Asian-based businesses to the United States, a sound knowledge about East Asia may enhance your undergraduate degree and lead to career or graduate school opportunities.

You can earn the East Asian Studies Certificate by completing the beginning and intermediate levels (or higher, with demonstrated ability)of an East Asian language and an additional 32 hours, including an introductory and a capstone course, and at least 6 additional courses from a wide array of academic disciplines offered by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Business, and Communication.

For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the College of Arts and Sciences section.

Environmental Studies

The field of environmental studies encompasses the complex interactions among humans, other organisms, and the biophysical environment. The Environmental Studies Certificate Program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences for students who want to gain knowledge and understanding about the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.

You can earn a certificate in environmental studies by completing 32-35 hours that include required introductory and ecology courses and approved selections from the areas of quantitative skills, natural sciences, and social sciences. Many certificate courses satisfy both Tier and Arts and Sciences requirements. Further, courses taken as part of an Arts and Sciences major will also count toward fulfilling the certificate.

For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.

Gerontology

The College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Arts and Sciences, jointly sponsor the undergraduate Gerontology Certificate Program for students who want to gain knowledge and skills for a career that involves working with the elderly. Traditional aging-related content, and the global impact of aging are linked with programinitiatives that enable students to appreciate how this growing population affects their own area of study. Health care, social servics, recreation, mental health, education, administration, and business are examples of service areas that now employ large numbers of persons working with and for the aging population. You can earn the certificate by completing at least 28 credit hours of selected coursework, including an approved practicum, field experience, or internship.

For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Health and Human Services section.

Global Learning Community

The Global Learning Community (GLC) is an innovative, two-year program that prepares students for leadership opportunities in a rapidly changing world. Open to all majors, the GLC brings together the resources of the colleges of Communication, Arts and Sciences, and Business in an inter-disciplinary, 30 quarter-hour program on global issues, with a strong emphasis on real-world projects and problem-solving skills.

GLC courses are not traditional classes with lectures, tests, and papers. Instead, students work in project teams on global problems and issues. Students enter the GLC in fall quarter of their sophomore or second year, and spend that year in residence in Bromley Hall, a private residence hall near campus. The junior year is non-residential. Each GLC student completes at least two international and cross-cultural projects.

For additional information, see the complete program description in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section or visit the GLC web site at http://www.ohiou.edu/glc.

International Studies

The Center for International Studies offers certificates in African, Asian, European, and Latin American Studies for students who wish to add an international dimension to their program of study, as well for those interested in international careers or planning graduate work in area studies.

Earning the certificate involves completing seven to nine approved courses relating to the area of study--including language courses, in some cases--with an overall g.p.a. of 2.5 in all courses taken toward the certificate.

For additional information, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.

Italian Studies

The aim of the Italian Studies Certificate is to provide students with the opportunity to enter into the study of the rich and varied culture of Italy through an interdisciplianry and complementary approach. Courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and Fine Arts include the core study of the Italian language, both written and spoken, along with 24 credit hours from courses in art history, Italian literature, history, classical archeology, and classics. The result is a knowledge base that provides both depth and scope, a true enhancement to any undergraduate degree program.

For more information about the certificate and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences Section.

Political Communication

The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Communication jointly sponsor a certificate in political communication for students who wish to supplement their major with an inquiry into the area of political communication. Political communication encompasses the interactions of political figures, political interests, the press, and the public in their efforts to persuade and influence political outcomes.

To receive a certificate in political communication, you must complete two introductory courses and an additional 22 quarter hours of approved coursework.

For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the College of Communication section.

Sales

The College of Business through The Sales Centre at Ohio University sponsors the undergraduate Sales Certificate Program for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in professional selling. There are currently two options in the Sales Certificate with a Professional Focus and the Sales Certificate with a Retail Focus. Admission into the Sales Certificate program is competitive, and space is limited. Students accepted into the program can earn a Sales Certificate by completing the approved coursework and a sales internship, a total of 28 hours.

For further information, a list of approved courses, and an explanation of competitive entrance requirements, see the complete program description in the College of Business section.

Women's Studies

Students in any major can earn the Women's Studies Certificate by completing three required Women's Studies courses and an additional 18 quarter hours of approved coursework.

For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.

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