Ohio University offers curricula in 276 undergraduate majors leading to bachelor's or associate's degrees through nine colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, Honors Tutorial, and University. Programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies, the Division of Lifelong Learning, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Office of Graduate Student Services coordinates graduate study at Ohio University.
Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the University hold individual accreditation as listed below. Additional information is available from the office of each college's dean.
The following list of colleges and areas includes degrees, accrediting agencies, and schools and departments.
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree; preprofessional curricula; and preparation for teaching at the secondary level.
American Psychological Association
Council on Social Work Education
African American Studies
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classics and World Religions
Environmental and Plant Biology
Ohio Program of Intensive English (*)
Physics and Astronomy
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's Studies (*)
*not a degree program
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
AACSB -- The International Association of Management Education
Management Information Systems
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Communication, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication degrees.
Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication
Communication Systems Management
Teacher training curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree; supervision of student teaching and other field experiences in education.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Counseling and Higher Education
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Engineering, Industrial Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
National Association of Industrial Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees.
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theater
Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Environmental Health; Health; Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; Human and Consumer Sciences; Industrial Hygiene; Nursing;, Physical Education; Recreation Studies; and Sport Sciences; entry-level graduate curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Association for Family and Consumer Science
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Foundation for Interior Design, Education, and Research
National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accrediting Council
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation
Sport Management Program Review Council
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Human and Consumer Sciences
Recreation and Sport Sciences
A renowned degree-granting college with 26 programs of study. Honors Tutorial College students undergo a rigorous and exhilarating academic experience that combines a set of tutorials, upper division classes, and selected graduate courses. In order to allow students to pursue this challenging form of undergraduate education, Honors Tutorial College students are exempt from General Education Requirements, except English composition. A high percentage of the students in this college enter graduate or professional school. You may request consideration for admission to the Honors Tutorial College and must indicate a program of study at the time of application.
College for students who have not decided on a major. Two-year programs leading to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies degrees. Four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Specialized Studies and Bachelor of Criminal Justice degrees. Two and four-year Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs leading to commissions in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Communication Technology and Policy, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Sports Administration, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Certificate programs are also offered in the areas of Conservation Biiology*, Contemporary History*, Gerontology, Health Care Services Administration, Health Policy, Music Performance, and Women's Studies*(See the Graduate Catalog for specific programs and majors.)
*participants in these certificate programs must be concurrently admitted to a graduate degree program as a degree-seeking student.
Jointly administers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with the College of Arts and Sciences. For non-majors, the Center offers a certificates in:
Latin American studies.
Provides educational opportunities beyond the regular channels of the University by using the resources of the University in nontraditional ways.
Both credit and noncredit programs are available to students on campus, as well as at a distance.
Offers a four-year medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog) and postdoctoral programs in family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
Eastern (St. Clairsville)
The two-letter prefix of each major code indicates the type of degree awarded in that major. In some cases, it indicates that an additional application process is required for admission to the major.
AA Associate in Arts AAS Associate in Applied Science AS Associate in Science BA Bachelor of Arts BB Bachelor of Business Administration BC Bachelor of Science in Communication BF Bachelor of Fine Arts BJ Bachelor of Science in Journalism BM Bachelor of Music BS Bachelor of Science ND Nondegree program SA Separate application required
BA4903 African American Studies BA4252 Anthropology BS2121 Biological Sciences BS2520 Cellular and Molecular Biology BS2121 Integrated Biology BS2126 Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology BS0411 Microbiology BS2507 Pre-Physical Therapy BS2127 Pre-Professional Program BS2515 Wildlife and Conservation Biology Chemistry and Biochemistry BS3311, BA3311 Chemistry BS3316 Biochemistry BS3315, BA3315 Environmental Chemistry BS3310 Forensic Chemistry BS3312, BA3312 Predentistry ND3313 Prepharmacy BS3314, BA3314 Premedicine Classics and World Religions BA5214 Classical Civilization BA5212 Greek BA5213 Greek and Latin BA5211 Latin BA5215 World Religions BS0701, BA0701 Computer Science BA4221 Economics BA4223 Pre-Foreign Service BA4222 Prelaw BA5231 English BA5232 Creative Writing BA5234 Prelaw BA5233 Pretheology Environmental and Plant Biology BS2118 Cell Biology and Biotechnology BS2113 Environmental Biology BS2115 Field Biology BS2111, BA2111 Plant Biology Environmental Studies (see Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geological Sciences) BS4231, BA4231 Geography BS4236, BA4236 Cartography BS4232 Environmental BS4237 Environmental Prelaw BS4235 Geographic Information Systems Analyst BS4238 Meteorology BS4234, BA4234 Urban Planning BS3321, BA3321 Geological Sciences BS3323 Environmental BA4211 History BA4212 Pre-Foreign Service BA4214 Prelaw BA4213 Pretheology International Studies* pre-major status BA4405 Africa BA4406 Asia BA4407 Europe BA4408 Latin America BA5290 Linguistics BS3101, BA3101 Mathematics BS3105, BA3105 Actuarial Sciences BS3103 Applied BS3104, BA3104 Meteorology BS3102, BA3102 Prep. For Advanced Training Modern Languages BA5221 French BA5222 German BA5224 Russian BA5225 Spanish BA5241 Philosophy BA5244 Prelaw BA5242 Pretheology BS3331, BA3331 Physics BS3332 Applied Physics BS3335 Astrophysics BS3338 Meteorology BA4201 Political Science BA4202 Pre-Foreign Service BA4203 Prelaw BA4200 Public Administration BA4101 Psychology BA4105 Pre-Physical Therapy BA6601 Social Work 1 ND6603 Pre-Social Work * BA4251 Sociology BA4253 Criminology BA4254 Prelaw BA5131 Theater ND0410 Undecided**
** Some restricitons apply. See Undecided under College of Arts and Sciences.
BB6121 Accounting BB6124 Business Economics BB6120 Business Prelaw BB6125 Finance BB6122 General Business BB6130 Human Resource Management BB6132 International Business BB6126 Management BB6137 Management Information Systems BB6127 Marketing ND0610 Undecided
Communication Studies BC5342 Organizational Communication BC5357 Communication and Public Advocacy BC5358 Health Communication BC5329 Communication Systems Management (Voice/data/image communication network and services. Electives in data communication, voice communication systems, international communication, regulatory policy) Journalism BJ6932 Advertising Management BJ6936 Broadcast News BJ6933 Magazine Journalism BJ6934 News Writing and Editing BJ6909 Online Journalism BJ6935 Public Relations Telecommunications BC5352 Audio-Media Production BC5353 Audio-Music Production BC5354 Audio-Post Production BC5312 Management BC5348 Media Studies-Society BC5349 Media Studies-International BC5350 Media Studies-Technologies BC5351 Media Studies-Individualized BC5355 Media Studies-Politics BC5313 Video Production Visual Communication BS6924 Informational Graphics/Publication Design BS6923 Interactive Multimedia BS6922 Photojournalism BS6925 Commercial Photography
Early Childhood Education BS6854 Early Childhood Education2 Middle Childhood Education BS6175 Mathematics and Social Studies BS6176 Science and Social Studies BS6177 Mathematics and Science BS6178 Language Arts and Social Studies BS6179 Language Arts and Science BS6180 Language Arts and Mathematics Adolescent to Young Adult Programs BS6314 Life Science BS6315 Earth Science BS6306 Integrated Language Arts BS6307 Integrated Mathematics BS6309 Integrated Science BS6308 Integrated Social Studies BS6310 Physical Science Multi-age Programs BS6201 Visual Arts1 BS6232 French BS6235 Spanish BS6233 German BS6242 Choral Music1 BS6241 Instrumental Music1 BS6312 Physical Education2 BS6316 Special Education-Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate Educational Needs BS6317 Special Education-Intervention Specialist Moderate-Intensive Educational Needs ND0810 Undecided
Aviation BS7261 Aviation Management BS7258 Flight AA7250 Aviation Technology BS7251 Chemical Engineering (technical electives in environmental engineering, materials science and processing, and biochemical engineering) BS7252 Civil Engineering (technical electives in environmental engineering, geo-technical engineering, pavements, surveying, structural mechanics and design, transporation and water resources) BS7260 Computer Science (areas of specialization in artificial intelligence, computer networking, computer science theory, database systems, operating systems, parallel processing/compilers, and software engineering) BS7253 Electrical Engineering:(electrical engineering track (technical electives in avionics, circuit design, communication, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and instrumentation, energy sources and systems, and power transmission and distribution) BS7254 Electrical Engineering: computer engineering track BS7255 Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (technical electives in manufacturing systems, manufacturing information systems, and operations research) BS7256 Industrial Technology (focus areas include materials and processes or manufacturing information technology, also includes minor in business) BS7257 Mechanical Engineering (technical electives in energy, thermal systems, CAD/CAM, materials processing, vehicle dynamics, robotics, manufacturing, and machine design) ND0910 Undecided
Art ND5153 General Art BF5122 Art Education 1 BF5123 Art History 1 BF5127 Ceramics 1 BF6321 Graphic Design 1 BF5124 Painting 1 BF5143 Photography 1 BF5128 Printmaking 1 BF5126 Sculpture 1 BF5151 Dance Music ND5117 Pre-music BM5105 Music Composition BM5106 Music Education - Choral BM5107 Music Education - Instrumental BM5114 Music History and Literature BM5116 Music Theory BM5115 Music Therapy BM5103 Orchestral Instruments BM5102 Organ Performance BM5104 Piano Pedagogy BM5100 Piano Performance BM5101 Voice Performance Theater BF5137 General Theater BF5167 Management2 BF5161 Performance 2 BF5165 Playwriting 2 BF5162 Production Design and Technology 2 ND9917 Nondegree
Health Sciences BS8105 Community Health Services BS6260 Environmental Health Science BS8119 Health Services Administration BS3309 Industrial Hygiene BS6836 Long-Term Health Care Administration BS5305 Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Human and Consumer Sciences AA1106 Child Development BS6360 Dietetics BS6355 Early Childhood1 BS6370 Family and Consumer Sciences Education 1 BS6351 Family Studies BS6383 Interior Architectural BS6363 Nutrition with Science BS6361 Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism BS6380 Retail Merchandising Nursing ND1205 Pre-Bacalaureate Nursing 3 BS1203 Baccalaureate Nursing 3 ND1204 School Nurse 3 Physical Therapy 4 Recreation and Sport Sciences ND8142 Pre-Athletic Training5 BS8106 Pre-Physical Education 2,5 Recreation Studies BS8113 Adventure Recreation BS8128 Campus Recreation BS8108 Outdoor Education and Camping BS8109 Recreation Management BS8104 Therapeutic Recreation Sport Sciences BS8122 Exercise Physiology BS8123 Pre-Sport Industry5 ND0210 Undecided
BA1934 Anthropology BS1931 Astrophysics BS1902 Biological Sciences BB1926 Business BS1904 Chemistry BA1932 Classics BS1929 Computer Science BF1906 Dance BS1925 Engineering Physics BA1916 English BS1901 Environmental and Plant Biology BF1924 Film BA1914 French BS1911, BA1911 Geography BS1919 Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences BA1909 History BJ1923 Journalism BS1903 Mathematics BA1917 Philosophy BS1905 Physics BA1908 Political Science BA1930 Social Work BA1912 Sociology/Sociology-Criminology BA1915 Spanish BC1920 Telecommunications BF1913, BA1913 Theater
Associate in Arts AA1101 Arts and Humanities Emphasis AA1110 Social Sciences Emphasis AI5508 Associate in Individualized Studies 1 AS1104 Associate in Science BC2209 Bachelor of Criminal Justice 2 BS1112 Bachelor of Specialized Studies 3 ND1201 Undecided
Regional Higher Education
The following associate's degrees are available on all regional campuses:
Associate in Arts AA1101 Arts and Humanities Emphasis AA1110 Social Sciences Emphasis AS1104 Associate in Science AI5508 Associate in Individualized Studies 1
AA5006 Business Management Technology AA1106 Child Development AA5010 Computer Science Technology AA5003 Deaf Studies and Interpreting AA5018 Environmental Engineering Technology AA5004 Hazardous Materials Technology AA5201 Human Services Technology AA5505 Law Enforcement Technology ND2341 Pre-Nursing SA2341 Nursing, RN AA5014 Office Technology
AA5002 Accounting Technology AA5006 Business Management Technology AA1106 Child Development AA5010 Computer Science Technology AA5013 Electronic Media AA5020 Industrial Maintenance Technology AA5505 Law Inforcement Technology AA5021 Materials Management Technology AA5019 Medical Assisting Technology
AA5002 Accounting Technology AA5006 Business Management Technology AA1106 Child Development AA5010 Computer Science Technology AA5013 Electronic Media AA5017 Equine Studies AA5201 Human Services Technology AA5505 Law Enforcement Technology AA5014 Office Technology AA5021 Materials Management Technology SA2341 Nursing, RN AA5016 Travel and Tourism
AA5013 Electronic Media SA2341 Nursing, RN
- Separate application required.
OR4903 African American Studies OR4252 Anthropology ORARTM Art ORASTR Astronomy OR6360 Basic and Applied Nutrition OR2121 Biological Sciences ORBSAD Business OR3311 Chemistry OR5214 Classical Civilization ORCOMS Communication Studies OR5151 Dance OR4221 Economics OR5231 English OR6260 Environmental Health Sciences ORFILM Film OR5221 French OR4231 Geography OR3321 Geological Sciences OR5222 German OR5212 Greek OR5305 Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences OR4211 History ORIART Interdisciplinary Arts OR5211 Latin OR5290 Linguistics OR3101 Mathematics OR4233 Meteorology ORMUSI Music OR5241 Philosophy OR3331 Physics OR2111 Plant Biology OR4201 Political Science OR4101 Psychology OR8109 Recreation OR6380 Retail Merchandising OR5224 Russian OR6602 Social Services OR4251 Sociology OR5225 Spanish ORTCOM Telecommunications ORTHAR Theater OR5215 World Religions
You can earn the East Asian Studies Certificate by completing the beginning and intermediate levels (or higher, with demonstrated ability)of an East Asian language and an additional 32 hours, including an introductory and a capstone course, and at least 6 additional courses from a wide array of academic disciplines offered by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Business, and Communication.
For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the College of Arts and Sciences section.
You can earn a certificate in environmental studies by completing 32-35 hours that include required introductory and ecology courses and approved selections from the areas of quantitative skills, natural sciences, and social sciences. Many certificate courses satisfy both Tier and Arts and Sciences requirements. Further, courses taken as part of an Arts and Sciences major will also count toward fulfilling the certificate.
For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.
For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Health and Human Services section.
GLC courses are not traditional classes with lectures, tests, and papers. Instead, students work in project teams on global problems and issues. Students enter the GLC in fall quarter of their sophomore or second year, and spend that year in residence in Bromley Hall, a private residence hall near campus. The junior year is non-residential. Each GLC student completes at least two international and cross-cultural projects.
For additional information, see the complete program description in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section or visit the GLC web site at http://www.ohiou.edu/glc.
Earning the certificate involves completing seven to nine approved courses relating to the area of study--including language courses, in some cases--with an overall g.p.a. of 2.5 in all courses taken toward the certificate.
For additional information, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.
For more information about the certificate and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences Section.
To receive a certificate in political communication, you must complete two introductory courses and an additional 22 quarter hours of approved coursework.
For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the College of Communication section.
For further information, a list of approved courses, and an explanation of competitive entrance requirements, see the complete program description in the College of Business section.
For additional information and a list of approved courses, see the complete program description in the Arts and Sciences section.