Ohio University

Continuing Education Courses

Ohio University has been providing access to noncredit courses for many years both on campus and at a distance which are tailored to meet your needs. With experienced instructors drawn from the University and the business world, as well as CEUs available for most courses, our programs are world class. Explore the opportunities below.

Available Courses

Ohio University, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni

General Public

Continuing Education for Teachers

Legal Studies Courses


Noncredit courses do not require an admissions application. Anyone can take courses as long as they have a high school diploma or GED. Simply find the course or certificate program you wish to complete and register online.

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the internet (high-speed internet access is recommended). You can access the program contents from any web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of your web browser and Adobe Acrobat.

All required materials are included unless indicated (legal studies programs are an exception). The cost of materials is NOT included in the cost of the course for legal studies programs and exam prep.

Upon successfully finishing the program, you'll be awarded a certificate of completion from Ohio University. You must obtain a final passing grade of 78% or greater to be awarded a certificate.


Most of our programs are open enrollment, which means you can register and start the program within 48 hours. Please note that legal studies online programs and Ed2Go courses have set start dates. Ed2Go courses usually start the second or third Wednesday of each month. Legal studies courses run every eight weeks. All of our programs are delivered entirely online (unless indicated for DVD or print-based formats), so you never have to go to a class or travel to Ohio University.

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance via email.


Please browse our courses to see what we have to offer. Payment is expected at the time of registration. If your company will be paying for the course or you have qualified for aid, please email Mary Lou Malone a copy of your approval forms. You cannot begin your course until we receive payment or assurance of payment. Payment methods accepted online are: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, as well as electronic check.

Fees and Financial Aid

Each program cost varies from $100 for an individual course up to $1,900 for a full certificate program. Please review course descriptions for material and instructional fees.

Limited financial aid is available for noncredit courses. You may qualify for aid through one of the following:

  • GI Bill funding
  • Contact your bank to ask about a "Direct to Consumer" loan
  • AmeriCorps funds
  • Workforce Investment Act money available from your county's Jobs and Family Services
  • The Union Education Trust (State of Ohio bargaining unit employees)
  • Alternative loan lenders

For more information, please visit the eCampus Financial Aid web page.


For further information, please contact:

Continuing Education
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638