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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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Tuesday, May 25 B.S.S. Information Session 3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Thursday, June 10 B.S.S. Information Session 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

May 4, 2021
Matt Kelly didn’t have far to travel when he started college. A graduate of Alexander High School, Kelly chose Ohio University for its size, its academic programs, and for the social network he knew he would have at OHIO. A junior who plans to graduate in 2022, Kelly started off at OHIO as a political science pre-law major in the College of Arts and Sciences with the goal of becoming a lawyer. He still plans to go to law school and is already actively engaged in studying for the LSAT, but he changed his major to specialized studies with an area of focus in corporate pre-law featuring political science and business courses.  
April 28, 2021
Tracy Evans had already been working in law enforcement for 20 years before he enrolled in the Law Enforcement Technology program at Ohio University Chillicothe in 2019. When he began work on his associate degree he was not working full-time and was able to devote himself to full-time coursework. That was before he ran for and was elected Pike County Sherriff in 2020. When Evans assumed office in January 2021 he chose to drop back to part-time enrollment at OHIO to better focus on his new elected position. He hopes to return to full-time coursework and finish his degree as he continues to settle into his role as sheriff.
April 13, 2021
Sarah Sizemore, a 2020 bachelor of criminal justice grad has earned her credentials as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Before completing her bachelor’s degree, she earned associate degrees from Ohio University in social science and in applied studies (Law Enforcement Technology). She works with people in recovery as a counselor for Mended Reeds Mental Health which is based in Grayson, Kentucky. Sizemore supports people in recovery through individual counseling, group counseling, and case management.