All students enter the School of Art as Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art majors, and must complete requirements in studio foundations and art history. Students must maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 and an in-major GPA of 3.0 to remain in the major. Many students choose to continue with the B.A. in Studio Art degree option because it provides easier access to elective courses and double major opportunities, as well as some off campus study opportunities. The undergraduate program prepares students to work in fields related to art and to undertake graduate work. Classes include foundations and 2000-level studio art courses, art history courses, 3000- and 4000-level studio art courses, a variety of liberal arts courses, and two years of language study.
The Honors Tutorial College offers more than 30 challenging programs of study that provide a unique undergraduate educational experience to a select number of qualified students.
Students admitted to the College undertake a substantial portion of the core curriculum in their respective disciplines through a series of tutorials. A tutorial consists of a full-time faculty member meeting with students either singly or in small seminars. In pursuing this method of instruction, the College draws upon the rich educational traditions of British universities such as Cambridge and Oxford. Although other colleges and universities have adopted some aspects of the tutorial model, Ohio University remains the only institution in the United States with a degree-granting college incorporating all the essential features of a tutorial-based education. The success of the College’s approach to undergraduate education is evident in its distinguished 34-year history and the impressive achievements of its alumni.
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.