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University College serves both undecided/undeclared students who are exploring the University’s options before selecting a major and degree program and students who are seeking to earn the Bachelor of Specialized Studies, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, or an associate degree.

University College advances the mission of Ohio University by providing institutional leadership across colleges in order to promote academic advising, teaching, and learning. The college provides a number of University-wide services and is home to key units such as the Academic Achievement Center, the Allen Student Advising Center, Learning Community Programs, and the Student Writing Center that help all undergraduates attain academic success.

Planning Your First Year

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    Bobcat Student Orientation


    Bobcat Student Orientation connects you with the people and resources you’ll need to transition into OHIO with confidence. Learn about our curriculum, register for classes, meet fellow students in your college, and get in touch with your inner Bobcat.

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    Learning Communities


    Learning Communities help new students get connected and support them during their transition from home and high school to Ohio University and Athens. Participating students may also live in either the same residence hall or the same residential area of campus.

Finding The Right Degree

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    Allen Student Advising Center


    The Allen Student Advising Center supports the success and persistence of Ohio University students. The Center provides drop-in advising and academic programs and workshops.

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    ROTC Programs


    Ohio University offers Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Both offer challenging training programs that develop quality leaders.

Academic Support

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    Academic Achievement Center


    The AAC offers support services that assist students to reach their academic goals. These programs include Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions, which are led by students who have successfully completed a course. Students also have access to the Student Writing Center in Alden Library.

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    Student Accessibility Services


    The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to ensure equal opportunity and the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation.

Featured Events

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Thursday, June 24 B.S.S. Information Session 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Wednesday, July 7 B.S.S. Information Session 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

May 24, 2021
Mary Gibson earned her associate degree in applied science through the Law Enforcement Technology Program at Ohio University Lancaster in 2014. She worked at the Southern Ohio Correctional Institute in Lancaster for two years. Her interest in both corrections and nursing led her to pursue an associate degree in nursing at Hocking College allowing her to add the Licensed Practical Nurse credential to her resume. Now she is putting both her degrees to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Franklin County Corrections Center in Columbus, Ohio where she administers medication, monitors basic patient needs, provides personal care, and maintains documentation. Gibson hopes to earn her master’s degree in nursing so that she can serve patients as a forensic nurse. Forensic nurses provide specialized care to patients experiencing health issues related to violence or victimization.  
May 24, 2021
Mary Gibson earned her associate degree in applied science through the Law Enforcement Technology Program at Ohio University Lancaster in 2014. She worked at the Southern Ohio Correctional Institute in Lancaster for two years. Her interest in both corrections and nursing led her to pursue an associate degree in nursing at Hocking College allowing her to add the Licensed Practical Nurse credential to her resume. Now she is putting both her degrees to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Franklin County Corrections Center in Columbus, Ohio where she administers medication, monitors basic patient needs, provides personal care, and maintains documentation. Gibson hopes to earn her master’s degree in nursing so that she can serve patients as a forensic nurse. Forensic nurses provide specialized care to patients experiencing health issues related to violence or victimization.  
May 20, 2021
In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness day on May 20, Ohio University deans and professors will discuss ways we can improve accessibility, as well as accessibility challenges.