This section outlines the specific requirements for every program in the College of Arts and Sciences that begin with the letters N through R.
PHIL 310 Hist. of Western Phil.: Ancient 5 PHIL 312 Hist. of Western Phil.: Modern 5 PHIL 320 Symbolic Logic I 5 PHIL 490 Senior Seminar 3At least three courses numbered above 400, not including 490 and 497.
You may begin your study of philosophy with courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level except as limited by specific prerequisites.
For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy.
PHIL 101 Fundamentals 4 or PHIL 130 Introduction to Ethics 4 PHIL 240 Social and Political 4 Philosophy PHIL 310 History of Western 5 Philosophy: Ancient or PHIL 312 History of Western 5 Philosophy: Modern PHIL 320 Symbolic Logic I 4 PHIL 440 Contemporary Social 5 Philosophy or PHIL 442 Philosophy of Law 5 PHIL 490 Senior Seminar 3 At least two additional courses above 400. For more information, contact the philosophy department.
It is advisable to major in philosophy, English, classics, or one of the social sciences. Check the entrance requirements of the theological seminaries, other religious educational institutions, or graduate schools of your choice and plan your curriculum accordingly. A pretheology major is also available from the Departments of English and History.
Physical therapy programs are offered at the graduate level only. As of January 1, 2002, undergraduate physical therapy programs are no longer accredited. To be eligible for admission to an accredited professional school of physical therapy, you must first complete the baccalaureate-level preprofessional preparatory coursework and then apply on a competitive basis to a professional school of physical therapy. If you are accepted, the professional program extends for an additional two to three years, culminating in a degree in physical therapy. The optional plans of study available will prepare you to be highly qualified for admission to most schools of physical therapy. However, some professional programs require special prerequisites--either courses or practical experience as a volunteer--before you apply for admission. It is your responsibility to check the admission requirements for programs you wish to attend and, in consultation with your academic advisor, to fulfill any special prerequisites.
Ohio University has the first entry-level doctoral program in the state of Ohio. Although a master's degree is sufficient to sit for the national licensing examination, the profession has been making a rather rapid transition to the doctoral degree (DPT). At Ohio University, the entry-level doctoral program in the School of Physical Therapy admits students on a competitive basis. It is a three-year program with approximately 17 quarter hours per term. The first class will enter in Summer 2003. A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the program. Although a baccalaureate degree in any field is acceptable, as long as the prerequisites have been attained, the most direct routes at Ohio University are the biological sciences/pre-physical therapy or psychology/pre-physical therapy majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. A major in exercise physiology in the College of Health and Human Services is also an option.
Appication should be made in the senior year. The GRE should be taken a the beginning of the senior year in order to meet requirements for early admission status. Some volunteer experience is possible through Ohio University Therapy Associates, particularly in the course, PT 259B.
For additional information, see Biological Sciences or Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy majors in this section, and "Physical Therapy" in the College of Health and Human Services section. Students should consult the Web page (http://www.ohio.edu/phystherapy/) for the most up-to-date information.
Students in the Honors Tutorial College may major in physics, astrophysics, or engineering physics. Curricula for these programs are available from the Honors Tutorial College.
Contact the chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy if you are interested in pursuing any of the programs described below.
54 quarter hours of physics, including
PHYS 210 Physics Seminar 1 PHYS 251,252,253 General Physics 15 PHYS 254 Contemporary Physics 4 PHYS 272, 273 Electronics Lab 4 PHYS 311, 312 Mechanics 8 PHYS 371,372,373 Intermediate Labs 6 PHYS 411 Thermodynamics 4 PHYS 427, 428 Electricity and Magnetism 8 PHYS 451 Quantum Mechanics 4 The following mathematics courses MATH 263A,B,C,D Calculus 16 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 440 Vector Analysis 4 MATH 441 Fourier Anal. and Partial Differential Equations 4 112 quarter hours in PHYS, ASTR, or MATH above the 300 level, in CHEM above the 150 level, or in BIOS above the 200 level. The minimum requirement for the B.A. degree with a major in physics is 36 quarter hours in physics and/or astronomy at or above the 200 level, including PHYS 210 Physics Seminar 1 PHYS 251,252,253 General Physics 15 PHYS 254 Contemporary Physics 4This degree is recommended if you want a general education with an emphasis on physics and/or astronomy; have plans for further education or employment in an interdisciplinary area; or desire a dual major in physics and chemistry, biological sciences, geological sciences, etc.
You can meet the requirements for teaching high school physics by completing the physics major program listed in the College of Education section.
The astronomy minor consists of a set of required courses--PHYS 251 and 252, PHYS 253 or EE 321, PHYS 254, and ASTR 305--and at least 12 hours from ASTR 310, 401, 402, 403, 410, and 450.
The sequence of courses will vary depending on your interests. Basic requirements in natural sciences, physics, and mathematics will be the same as those of the regular B.S. in physics but may be satisfied by engineering or other applied science courses. The elected sequence could be toward a specific area of interest within an engineering department, e.g. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc. or over a broad area of interest e.g. materials science, which crosses colleges.
The advantages of preparing for applied science through the fundamental physics program is the acquisition of the abilities for continued development of the technology from fundamental physics principles.
Freshman English composition 5 MATH 263A, B, C Calculus 12 PHYS 210 Physics Seminar 1 PHYS 251, 252 General Physics 10 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Sophomore MATH 263D Calculus 4 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 410(*) Matrix Theory 4 ASTR 305 Fund. of Astrophysics 3 ASTR 401 Stellar Astrophysics 3 CS 220(*) Intro to Computing 5 PHYS 253 General Physics 5 PHYS 254 Contemporary Physics 4 PHYS 272, 273 Electronics Lab 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Junior English composition 4 MATH 440 Vector Analysis 4 MATH 441 Fourier Analysis and Partial Diff. Equations 4 ASTR 402 Galactic and Interstellar Astrophysics 3 ASTR 403 Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology 3 PHYS 311, 312 Mechanics 8 PHYS 371,372,373 Intermediate Lab 6 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Senior Tier III 4 ASTR 310(**) Astronomy Lab 1-3 ASTR 410(**) Observ. Astrophysics 3 ASTR 450(**) Studies in Astronomy 1-3 PHYS 411 Thermodynamics 4 PHYS 412(*) Kinetic Theory and Stat. Mechanics 4 PHYS 427, 428 Elec. and Magnetism 8 PHYS 429(*) Electromag. and Relativity 3 PHYS 451(*) Quantum Mechanics 4Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives.
If you are in the Honors Tutorial Program, special combinations of some of the above courses are available. Consult with the pre-astronomy advisor.
* Strongly recommended.
** A total of at least six hours in combined coursework from ASTR 310, 410, and 450 is required.
*** Beneficial PHYS electives include 303 Computer Simulation Methods in Physics, 423 Optics, and 453 Nuclear and Particle Physics.
CHEM 151 Fund. of Chemistry 5 CHEM 152 Fund. of Chemistry 5 GEOG 101 Elements of Physical Geog. 5 GEOL 101 Intro to Geology 5 MATH 263A (or adv placement), 263B, 263C Analytic Geom. and Calc. 12 English composition 5 PHYS 210 Physics Seminar 1 Sophomore GEOG 201 Environmental Geography 4 GEOL 211 Oceanography 4 MATH 263D Analytic Geom. and Calc. 4 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 440 Vector Analysis 4 MATH 441 Fourier Series and Partial Diff. Equations 4 PHYS 251,252,253 General Physics 15 Junior GEOG 302 Meteorology 5 GEOG 303 Climatology 5 GEOG 304 Observations in Meteorology 2 GEOG 305 Pract. in Meteorological Forecasting 2 PHYS 311, 312 Mechanics 8 English composition 4 Senior Two courses in computer programming or quantitative methods (see advisor for approved list) 10 GEOG 406 Intro to Synoptic Meteorology 5 GEOG 407 Adv. Synoptic Meteorology 5 PHYS 411 Thermodynamics 4 PHYS 414, 415 Dynamic Meteorology 8 Physics emphasis requirements PHYS 272, 273 Electronic Lab 4 PHYS 254 Contemporary Physics 3 PHYS 412 Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics 4 or PHYS 423 OpticsArts and Sciences degree requirements, University General Education Requirements, and/or electives.
POLS 101 Amer. Natl. Government 4 POLS 150 Current World Problems 4 POLS 270 Political Theory 4Two additional 200-level courses
At least four 300- and 400-level courses in one of the following tracks:
American politics POLS 301, 304, 306, 310, 319, 323, 401, 402, 405, 406, 407, 415, 417, 418, 420, 424, 425, 476A, 476B, 488
Comparative politics POLS 331, 333, 340, 429, 432, 434, 435, 438, 439, 441, 442, 445, 446, 447A, 447B, 463, 464
International relations POLS 354, 427, 433, 452, 455, 456, 457, 459, 463, 464
Political theory POLS 371, 372, 373, 404, 475, 476A, 476B, 477, 478, 479
Public law POLS 301, 374, 401, 402, 404, 409, 413, 420, 455, 477, 488
Identity and social movements POLS 319, 323, 418, 420, 421, 478
General Politics One 300- or 400-level course from each of four different tracks
All majors are encouraged to take additional courses designed to develop skills, including POLS 305J, 390, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, and 495.
The Politics of Law 301 Great Jurists 374 American Constitutional Law 401 & 402 Civil Liberties 404 Criminal Procedure 409 Administrative Law 413 Women Law and Politics 420 International Law 455 Legal Theory and Social Problems 477 Public Dispute Resolution 488
Be careful to meet the prerequisites for all courses. You are encouraged to gain as broad an understanding of politics as political science majors, since politics is a crucial element in public administration.
For further information and advice, consult the public administration advisor in the Department of Political Science.
POLS 101 American National Government 4 POLS 102 Issues in American Politics 4 POLS 150 Current World Problems 4 POLS 210 Public Administration 4 POLS 230 Comparative Politics 4 or POLS 250 International Relations 4 POLS 270 Political Theory 4 POLS 310 American Domestic Policy 4 POLS 304 State Politics 4 or POLS 320 Urban Politics ECON 103 Microeconomics 4 ECON 104 Macroeconomics 4 CS 120 Computer Literacy 4 PSY 221 Statistics for Beh. Sciences 5 or QBA 201 Intro to Business Statistics or 4 or POLS 482 Quant. Political Analysis or 5 Any five of the following: POLS 407 Politics of Urban Dev. 4 POLS 408 Urban Public Admin. 4 POLS 410 Public Policy Analysis 4 POLS 412 Public Personnel Admin. 4 POLS 413 Administrative Law 4 POLS 414 Org. Theory and Politics 4 POLS 424 Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. 4 POLS 425 Environ. and Natural Res. Politics and Policy 4 POLS 429 Comparative Public Admin. 4 POLS 484 Mgt. Skills for Public Admin. 5 POLS 486 Public Budgeting 4 POLS 487 Financial Mgt. in Govt. 4 POLS 488 Public Dispute Resolution 4 POLS 489 Nonprofit Management 4 Recommended electives ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 4 ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 4 ECON 425 Public Policy Economics 4 ECON 430 Public Finance 4 FIN 325 Managerial Finance 4 GEOG 201 Environmental Geography 4 GEOG 326 Urban Geography 4 GEOG 350 Land Use Planning 4 POLS 409 Criminal Procedure 4 POLS 495 Internship 4 SOC 430 Soc. of Organizations 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 5 PSY 221 Stat. for Beh. Sciences 5 PSY 226 Experimental Psychology 4 Biological--at least one of the following: PSY 201 Sensation and Perception 4 PSY 203 Learning 4 PSY 312 Physiol. Psychology 4 PSY 314 Comp. Psychology 5 PSY 327 Human Psychophysiol. 4 PSY 380 Psych. of Health Illness 4 PSY 490 (*) Seminars 3-5 Cognitive-at least one of the following: PSY 304 Human Learning and Cognitive Processes 4 PSY 305 Human Memory 4 PSY 307 Psycholinguistics 4 PSY 308 Human Judgment and Decision Making 4 PSY 490 (*) Seminars 3-5 Developmental-at least two of the following: PSY 273 Child and Adoles. Psych. 4 PSY 275 Educ. Psychology 4 PSY 315 Behavior Genetics and Individual Differences 5 PSY 374 Psych. of Adulthood and Aging 4 PSY 376 Psychological Disorders of Childhood 4 PSY 378 Psychology of Gender 4 PSY 470 Prenatal Influences on Development 4 PSY 490 (* Seminars 3-5 Clinical-at least two of the following: PSY 233 Psych. of Personality 4 PSY 332 Abnormal Psychology 4 PSY 341 Tests and Measurements 4 PSY 351 Intro to Clinical and Counseling Psychology 4 PSY 430 Psychoactive Drugs 4 PSY 490 (*) Seminars 3-5 Social-Organizational-at least two of the following: PSY 261 Industr. and Org. Psych. 4 PSY 310 Motivation 4 PSY 336 Social Psychology 4 PSY 337 Social Psych. of Justice 4 PSY 361 Adv. Org. Psychology 4 PSY 362 Personnel Psych. 4 PSY 490 (*) Seminars 3-5At least four courses at the 300 level or above
If you plan to attend graduate school in psychology, you should include PSY 233, 273, 304, 312, 321, 332, 336, 341, and 418.)
In addition to a minimum of 50 hours of psychology coursework, majors are required to complete a series of extradepartmental courses selected from the natural sciences and either mathematics or computer science.
Majors must complete three courses in ONE of the following natural science areas:
The three courses that you choose for your extradepartmental natural science requirement must have the same departmental prefix, with the following exception: If BIOL 101 is used as one of the courses, it may be combined with either two Environmental and Plant Biology (PBIO)courses or two Biological Science(BIOS)courses. The intention of the extradepartmental natural science requirement is to provide a basic foundation in at least one natural science area, while allowing flexibility in the choice of area. However, students who are planning to attend graduate school in psychology are encouraged to complete the three courses in Biological Sciences (BIOL, BIOS).
Undergraduate psychology majors must also take two courses in either mathematics or computer science. Students may select any two courses in Mathematics (MATH) numbered 113 or above (except 251) OR any two courses in Computer Science numbered 200 or above. These courses are required to ensure that majors have at least a basic literacy in mathematics or computer science but to allow students to select from a wide range of levels. MATH or CS courses chosen for the extradepartmental requirement may simultaneously apply to the Natural Sciences area for Arts and Sciences distribution requirements, except MATH 113, 115, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, and 320. You may choose MATH 250, but only if it is completed BEFORE you take PSY 221. Do not take MATH 251 because credit is not allowed for both MATH 251 and PSY 221. MATH 113 or a math placement of PL2 or higher is the prerequisite for taking PSY 221.
For qualified students, the department offers a departmental honors program. A detailed description is available from the department; apply to the assistant chair for undergraduate studies.
Requirements for all psychology programs are structured to provide you with exposure to several areas of psychology, while providing latitude in selecting courses to fit your needs and interests. Consult your academic advisor early in your program to plan appropriate course selections, particularly, if you are considering graduate work in psychology.
At the graduate level, the department offers doctoral programs in clinical, experimental, and organizational psychology. Information about the graduate programs is available from the assistant chair for graduate studies.
*490 seminars that apply to the psychology area requirements are approved by the assistant chair for undergraduate studies when the seminar is offered. Some 490s do not apply to any area.
A Biological: 201, 203, 312, 314, 327, 380, 490 (*) B Cognitive: 304, 305, 307, 308, 490 (*) C Developmental: 273, 275, 315, 374, 376, 378, 470, 490 (*) D Clinical: 233, 332, 341, 351, 430, 490 (*) E Social-Organizational: 261, 310, 336, 337, 361, 362, 490 (*)
*490 seminars that apply to these area requirements are approved by the assistant chair for undergraduate studies when the seminar is offered. Some 490s do not apply to any area.
For further information about physical therapy, see the Preparation for Physical Therapy listing in this section. See also the pre-physical therapy program listed under Biological Sciences in this section.
CHEM 121,122,123(*)Principles of Chemistry 12 ENG 151 or 152 or 153 English composition 5 MATH 163A, Calculus 4 or MATH 266A Calculus Biol Appl. 4 PSY 101(**) General Psychology 5 PSY 221(**) Statistics 4 PT 259A, 259B Intro to Phys. Therapy 5 SOC 101(**) Intro to Sociology 5 BIOS 170, 171 Intro to Zoology 10 Arts and Sciences degree requirements, including the B.A. degree foreign language requirement, and/or electives.Arts and Sciences degree requirements, major courses, General Education courses, and/or electives.
PHYS 201,202,203 Intro to Physics 15 PSY 226 Research Mathods 4 PSY 273 Child and Adolescent Psychology 4 PSY 312 Physiological Psychology 4 PSY 332 Abnormal Psychology 4 BIOS 301 or 302 Human Anatomy (soph) 6 BIOS 345, 346 Human Physiology and Lab (soph) 7 BIOS 445, 446 Physiol. of Exercise, Lab 7 or PESS 414, 415 Physiol. of Exercise, Lab 7 PHIL 130 Intro. to Ethics 4 or PHIL 331 Moral Problems in Medicine 5 ENG 305J Technical Writing (jr) 4 or ENG 308J Composition (jr) Tier II 4-5 Arts and Sciences degree requirements, and/or electives. BIOS 402, Human Neuroscience, is not required by Ohio University's School of Physical Therapy but may be required for admission to other programs. Sophmore-Junior-Senior PSY 374 Adulthood and Aging 4 PSY 489(***) Fieldwork 0-5 one of: PSY 201 Sensation and Perception 4 PSY 203 Learning 4 PSY 304 Human Learning 4 PSY 308 Human Judgment and Decision Making 4 PSY 327 Human Psychophysiol. 4 one of: PSY 233 Psych. of Personality 4 PSY 351 Clinical and Counseling Psychology 4 PSY 380 Psych. of Health and Illness 4 PSY 430 Psychoactive Drugs 4 one of: PSY 275 Educational Psychology 4 PSY 315 Behavior Genetics and Individual Differences 5 PSY 376 Psychological Disorders of Childhood 4 two of: PSY 261 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 PSY 336 Social Psychology 4 PSY 337 Social Psych. of Justice 4 recommended: BIOS 352 Biomechanics 4 or PESS 302 Biomechanics 4 BIOS 413 Human Neuroscience 4
*The 120 chemistry sequence is usually sufficient for physical therapy programs. Other biomedical and allied health areas may require the 150 chemistry sequence. The regular psychology major does not require chemistry.
**If you are completing the B.A. in psychology pre-physical therapy and plan to start college-level foreign language with a course beyond 111, you are advised to begin foreign language in your freshman year and to complete PSY 101, PSY 221, and/or SOC 101 in the sophomore year. If you are starting foreign language with 111, begin language courses no later than the junior year.
***You may receive up to five hours of credit in PSY 489 for volunteer work in a physical therapy setting. Volunteer hours are required for application to many physical therapy programs.