Explore Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
In the College of Arts & Sciences…It’s What We Do
We study ancient Rome and Greece for insight on the human condition...the ancient philosophers to learn about law and love, good and evil in today’s society.
And also because the mythological gods, heroes and monsters of the past will star in tomorrow’s video games.
We probe light from ancient stars just now reaching Earth, bringing the past with it. We search for gold—and the answer to how it was formed—in light from the merger of two neutron stars. And like a medieval sorcerer, we wonder how we could produce heavy elements like gold here on Earth?
Natural explorers, we read novelist Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and imagine ourselves translating the secret code (ancient runes) into Latin “Descende audax viator” to learn what we must do: “Descend bold traveler….”
Choose from 70 majors — from philosophy to physics, pre-med to pre-law, and more.
What's Your Journey?
Yeah. We go places in the College of Arts & Sciences. It's what we do.
- Will you drive a single-molecule Bobcat nano-wagon on the world’s tiniest race track?
- Will you study Buffy the Vampire Slayer or vampire bats in Ecuador?
- Will you count slimy hellbenders in local streams? Or go fishing in fishing in Antarctica to study climate change?
- Will you chase storms in Tornado alley? Or pursue justice with the Ohio Innocence Project?
- Will you go to Italy to talk to the Chef’s Table star about restoring the Sicilian almond tree?
- Will you help protect rare species in the nearby Wayne National Forest? Or grow sustainable meals in the OHIO Student Farm?
- Will you rub elbows with foreign affairs leaders at West Point?
- Will you explore the Earth’s mantle by hiking into the hills of eastern Kentucky?
- Will you follow your dream all the way to medical school?
- Will you study abroad in Rome, travel to Pompeii to see where Pliny the Elder tried—but failed—to rescue refugees from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?
Choose from 70 majors — from chemistry to classics, English to economics, and more
Ask Why—Over and Over Again
Why? Why? Why? You can ask that question as often as you want. In the College of Arts & Sciences, we ask why in the lab, in the field, even in the accelerator….
- What did the dinosaur with a heart-shaped tail say about its relatives?
- Why are Americans afraid of Dragons? Ask the LARPers.
- Those aren’t just helicopters? How many red maple seeds will become trees?
- Those pesky beetles. Are they friends or foes?
- Why did the mustard seedling grow up?
- Six was enough? Why did the snail kick evolution into high gear?
- Why use poetry to talk about being “In Country?” Ask the tank veteran.
- Have we been looking for tornadoes in all the wrong places?
- Like atomic force origami? Can we unravel how graphene nano-ribbons do the twist?
- Honey, they shrunk the doctor? Can plasmonic nanoparticles fry cancer cells?
- How can a rabbit help build better hearing aids?
- Why use AI to classify galaxy images?
- Why does it matter what order the pages are in, asks the storyteller?
- After the volcano, why did the fish recover, but not the bugs?
- Why does staph bacteria cause disease? Still working on it.
- What’s the role of tau protein in the Alzheimer’s disease? Ask the fruit fly.
- Light ‘em up? How to handle a midge fly on sludge?
Choose from 70 majors — from anthropology to African American studies, psychology to plant biology, and more.
Cowabunga! Even Ninja Turtles Need a Job.
Are You Mikey or Donatello? Do you rush head-long at the problem or take a nerdy approach? In the College of Arts & Sciences, you’ll also find Leonardo- and Raph-like approaches to life’s opportunities and challenges.
It’s what we do—because even Ninja Turtles need a job they love—and a happy beginning when they graduate from college.
- What superpower do English majors share?
- Would you teach English in Kosovo with the Peace Corps? Or Morocco? Or Rwanda?
- Can working in the fish lab propel you to graduate school?
- Can you make your case to the mock trial judges?
- Can you use a video game to help kids with ADHD?
- Will you join "the antibody people" at a biotech lab?
- Will you work in an organic chemistry lab even though it was your toughest subject in school?
- Do you want to want to help your community?
- Can language help you make a better world?
- Would you see street art in Baltimore as catalyst for change?
- Can a Handshake help you find a job
Choose from 70 majors — from sociology to political science, history to mathematics, and more.
In the College of Arts & Sciences, we’ll prepare you to find an internship and get a job doing something that you love.
In the College of Arts & Sciences, this is what we do. Get ready for your happy beginning!
In the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow--preparing for successful lives through a 21st century liberal arts education. Individualized career coaching helps shape their journeys.