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Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701

Dr. Diane Ciekawy
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College of Arts and Sciences

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Athens, OH

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120 Chubb Hall
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Athens, OH 45710

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Department of Sociology & Anthropology  

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is combined within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department was singled out as the outstanding department for assisting students in their pursuit of competitive awards by Ohio University's Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA). For the bachelors degree in sociology, students must take 45 hours of coursework in sociology, including 16 hours at the 400 level, and core courses in introductory sociology, statistics, research methods, and sociological theory. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology also offers majors in sociology with an emphasis in criminology or an emphasis in pre-law. Students interested in honors may wish to enroll in the Sociology program through the Honors Tutorial College. A minor in Sociology is also available to all undergraduate students regardless of major.

College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Ohio University

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.