College of Arts & Sciences Requirements
- Credit, Non-credit and Pass/Fail Credit
- Degree Requirements (B.A. and B.S.)
- Double majors and second degrees
- Foreign Language Requirements
- General Education Requirements
- Humanities Area Requirement
- Level of Study Requirement
- Major Requirements
- Minor Requirements
- Natural Sciences Area Requirement
- Single Application of Credit
- Social Sciences Area Requirement
- Transient Study
The College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office is located in Wilson Hall (administrative) on the College Green. General academic questions are answered here, and graduation checks are performed. The A&S Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs is located on the first floor.
If you are in Arts and Sciences, you are expected to become familiar with this section of the catalog, which relates specifically to College requirements. This section contains information essential to your success as a well-informed student at Ohio University. It should be noted that you are responsible for understanding and meeting all requirements designated for your degree program. The following list outlines the Arts and Sciences degree information presented in the sections that follow:
- Academic Status (Probation, Suspension & Reinstatement)
- Academic Support Services
- A&S Advising Coordinators by Major
- A&S Foreign Language Requirements
- Education Abroad
- First-Year Success Program
- Graduation Checks
- Majors, Minors & Certificates
- Sample 4-year Academic Plans
All departments in the College of Arts & Sciences provide a designated undergraduate advising coordinator who oversees advising procedures within that department. Every student in the College of Arts & Sciences is assigned an adviser, including undeclared (undecided) students. It is expected that the student will schedule a conference during the priority registration period each semester. For students with declared majors, the adviser is a faculty member in the department of his or her major. For undecided majors, an adviser is assigned from Arts & Sciences faculty and administrative staff.
While advising conferences are particularly encouraged during the registration period, it is recommended that the student maintain regular contact with his or her adviser for assistance with concerns related to academic and career planning. Any requests by students to deviate from stated major requirements must be communicated in writing by the department chair or the undergraduate advising chair to the Arts & Sciences Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs. While the adviser is expected to assist with course choices and recommendations, it is the student's responsibility to see that his or her own program requirements are met. Students with questions about fulfilling requirements are invited to seek help at the Arts & Sciences Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs in Wilson Hall.
To change majors within the College of Arts & Sciences, contact the A&S Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs in Wilson Hall. Either a new adviser will be assigned or the student will be referred to the advising coordinator of the department of the new major. Other matters pertaining to advisers are administered by advising coordinators or the departmental offices.