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Department of Specialized Studies

140 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Tanya Barnett
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University College

140 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH

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Undergraduate Admissions

120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710

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Arts & Humanities Emphasis (Associate's Degree)  

These degrees are available on all campuses. Each degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A./A.S. degree programs must be completed through Ohio University. Technical courses count only as electives for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. You must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree.

If you plan to earn either the A.A. or A.S. degree, contact the director of degree programs in University College so that the valid major code can be properly recorded.

If you are planning to transfer from Ohio University to another institution, you are advised to complete the transfer module as part of your A.A. or A.S. degree.

Special Features

University College has an array of programs that help undergraduates make the transition to campus life and higher-level academic expectations, fulfill their intellectual potential, and become involved in the university community. University College manages Bobcat Student Orientation, the orientation to Ohio University, the thriving Learning Communities Program, UC 1000—Mastering the University Experience course, the annual Majors Fair, Commuter and Adult Student Services, and a diverse set of activities designed to help undecided students select the ideal major. The Academic Advancement Center supplies tutoring for many different courses, collaborates with faculty on Supplemental Instruction, administers the College Adjustment Program, and offers a full set of skills courses.

Our Faculty

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University College

University College promotes the intellectual and personal development of undergraduates and especially focuses on the needs of first-year students. Through its dedicated advising and many effective programs, University College promotes undergraduates’ academic success and co-curricular engagement, facilitates their pivotal transitions, and fosters the formation of community among students, faculty, and staff. University College is the college of entry for one of every four students, most of whom have not chosen a major, and the home of the Academic Advancement Center and the Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

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.