Ohio University’s degree-granting colleges serve as the home of academic departments, schools, and centers which deliver diverse programs, degrees, and majors. Each college has a unique community and culture that supports each student’s specific personal, academic, and professional goals. But no matter which college you join, you’ll be Forever bound by the OHIO experience.
College of Arts and Sciences
OHIO’s College of Arts and Sciences prepares students to be leaders, innovators and change makers.
Our students are encouraged to roll up their sleeves, explore emerging interests, and participate in applied research and service opportunities to build sustainable communities and solve real-world problems here in Appalachia and beyond. Our graduates are equipped to not only be marketable and successful professionals, but also the thinkers, innovators, and leaders who will drive communities and industries forever forward.
Dean: Matthew Ando
College of Business
At Ohio University’s College of Business, it’s not about one experience, it’s about all of them.
At Ohio University’s College of Business, we understand that it takes more than one great internship or even a degree to build a successful career – that’s why our approach ensures students have the multiple, varied experiences required to build real business skills. We work with students to create layered, personalized academic plans and comprehensive, diverse experiences that build the know-how and character it takes to disrupt, impact and lead any business.
Dean: Jackie Rees Ulmer
College of Fine Arts
Join a world-class, thriving arts incubator.
At Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, students partner with world-class faculty to produce collaborative work with community impact as part of a thriving arts incubator. We deliver a student experience as transformative as art itself, preparing students for lifelong careers as makers, creators and leaders. You will become a part of something bigger, meeting collaborators and mentors committed to your lifelong success and connecting to a larger community of artists in a unique part of the world that is rich with inspiration and embraces creative risk.
Dean: Matthew Shaftel
OHIO’s Graduate College impacts every graduate student and their scholarly, creative and professional development, from admissions through their theses and dissertations. Special grants, fellowships and opportunities to showcase their work provide students an opportunity to prepare for careers from academia to industry. For students whose interests span disciplines, the college offers individual interdisciplinary and translational biomedical science programs.
Dean: David Koonce
College of Health Sciences and Professions
One of the nation's largest health-focused colleges and a leader in population health.
Now more than ever, we recognize that health is bigger and more complex than simply treating disease. Health impacts every facet of life, from the economy to education. At the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions, we’re one of the nation’s largest health-focused colleges. But, more importantly, our innovative approach to addressing health -- what affects it, who provides it and how to improve it – is big. OHIO provides students with access to both a broad network of top hospital and clinical settings statewide and the opportunity to serve the underserved in rural communities. And, as a leader in population health, we embrace community partnerships to build collaborative, scalable solutions capable of meeting the era’s biggest crises and challenges.
Dean: John McCarthy
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
We put patients at the center of care.
With campuses in Athens, Dublin and Cleveland, the Heritage College of Osteopathic medicine prides itself on training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio and is the largest provider of primary care physicians in the state. What happens here is changing the lives of people everywhere. Fueled by a spirit of collaboration, the Heritage College equips students to become great doctors and even greater caregivers. You'll leave prepared and passionate, because true transformation begins at the Heritage College.
Dean: Ken Johnson
Honors Tutorial College
Leading the industry in individualized education for high-achieving students.
The HTC Tutorial Programs provide high-achieving students with flexibility to pursue their academic interests in intensive one-on-one and small-group tutorials with faculty. With 35 programs of study, you’ll choose a topic to study and dive in. As an HTC student, finding yourself in uncommon places is a common occurrence. We allow exceptional, driven, and intellectually curious students to pursue their passions and discover new interests through tailored, rigorous individual study—even if it falls outside of OHIO’s extensive course offerings.
Interim Dean: Beth Novak
Center for International Studies
Explore the globe and prepare to solve world’s most challenging problems.
Part of OHIO’s vibrant international-studies community, the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies program in the Center for International Studies provides students a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of other peoples and societies, preparing students to work effectively on a wide range of common problems. Global studies’ students and alumni are well equipped for careers with non-governmental and governmental organizations, multinational corporations, and think tanks, as well as to pursue graduate degrees in related fields.
Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
We prepare graduates who are ready to lead, to drive change, to improve outcomes and to continually answer the call.
The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in four academic departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Studies, Recreation, Sports Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences, and Teacher Education. We’re committed to creating lasting changes that make the fields of education and human services more inclusive, both in practice and in the way people think about them. This work isn’t easy, and that’s exactly what keeps us stepping up to the challenge.
Interim Dean: Lisa Harrison
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Delivering experiences that build students ready to change the world for the better.
At the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, we know that employers prefer professionals who are custom-tailored, never mass-produced. From late-night research sessions with top-publishing faculty members to national competitions that connect future collaborators, personalized experiences prepare our students better in four years than many programs do in five. More than 96 percent of our students graduate with job offers in hand and prepared to change the world for the better.
Dean: Patrick Fox
Scripps College of Communication
Producing the world’s best storytellers with hands-on experience in the field’s emerging technologies and latest innovations.
At Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, one thing hasn’t changed – we have always been at the forefront of this dynamic industry. Our legendary programs in journalism and visual communication have been churning out Pulitzer-winning, industry-defining journalists and photographers for decades, but we are also leading the charge in teaching emerging technologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strategies for storytelling in an ever-more-connected world.
Dean: Scott Titsworth
Serving students and ensuring success.
University College serves students who have not yet declared a major, houses a small set of unique or interdisciplinary degrees, and provides institutional leadership across colleges in order to promote student success. The college provides a number of university-wide services and is home to key units such as the First-Year and Student Transitions, the Center for Community Engagement, and Student Accessibility Services that help all undergraduates attain academic success.
Dean: David Nguyen
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service
A leader in building partnerships to find solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment.
The Voinovich School finds solutions to challenges facing our rural region and scales them across the whole of Appalachia and beyond. Through public-private partnerships with statewide networks, we use an innovative approach to economic growth and opportunity, social impact and sustainability, and leadership and community building to deliver resources and expertise. Our graduate students in public affairs, environmental studies and sustainability have opportunities to be involved in countless community projects.
Dean: Tracy Plouck