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A&S Major Requirements

A first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences may enroll in the college as an undecided major; students must declare a major at or before they earn 60 hours. Students who have earned 30 or more semester hours from Ohio University are ineligible to transfer into the college as an undecided major. Transfer students from other universities may not enroll as undecided students in Arts & Sciences.

College policy requires that any major program consist of a minimum of 24 hours. Most majors require more than 24 hours, and there might be specific departmental requirements, such as minimum GPA for core coursework. Methods courses for certification in education are not included in hours that apply to the A&S major. Students are obligated to fulfill the requirements specified by the department of the major, which, at minimum, requires a 2.0 GPA and at least 50 percent of the major from Ohio University. No courses in any major (except extra-departmental requirements, e.g. chemistry for a biological sciences major) may be applied to the area distribution requirements. A second major or second degree program allows an exception to the rule stated above. In the case of a single major, courses used to fulfill that major cannot be used for area requirements.

All courses in the major numbered at the 2000-level or higher are applied to the 60-hours-above-2000-level requirement. To earn a major in an Arts & Sciences discipline, a student must be enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences (except for economics majors, who may be enrolled in either the College of Arts & Sciences or the College of Business). A student in another college at Ohio University may enroll concurrently or consecutively in Arts & Sciences.