Clippinger Labs 251B
Athens, OH 45701
120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers majors in physics, and preparation for students planning to pursue graduate study in physics or astronomy, through degrees in Applied Physics, Physics-Astrophysics and Meteorology. Students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Students in other academic departments may pursue a minor in either Astronomy or Physics. Additionally, physics is offered through the Honors Tutorial College with programs in Physics, Astrophysics, and Engineering Physics. Extracurricular activities for physics majors include the Society of Physics Students and Women in Physics and Astronomy.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.
Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.
All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.