120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45710
The Department of Psychology, in the College of Arts and Sciences, conducts cutting-edge research that is nationally and internationally respected for its contributions to the field. The department was established in 1922, although courses in psychology were offered as early as 1875. Today, students can study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, or Pre-Physical Therapy. The course requirements provide students with exposure to several areas of psychology, while providing the opportunity for students to select courses that fit their needs and interests. The curriculum for the physical therapy track is heavily oriented toward coursework in psychology and natural sciences. In addition to the majors offered, the department offers a Psychology minor after 18 hours of coursework.
Extracurricular opportunities for psychology majors include membership in Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, research and fieldwork opportunities, and participation in the Psychology honors program.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.
Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.
All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.