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College of Arts & Sciences

About the College of Arts & Sciences


Students get lab experience in Dr. Michael Guenther’s physics class.

The Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences prepares students for successful lives by advancing their personal and intellectual growth through a 21st century liberal arts education.

The college’s breadth covers

  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is central to Ohio University's transformative learning experience. The foundational instruction for the entire university, delivered through the general education and liberal arts curriculum, is provided by the College of Arts & Sciences. The college provides the primary instruction for approximately one-third of the undergraduate majors on campus, as well as half of the undergraduate credit hours on the Athens campus. In addition, the college offers a number of master's programs, and eight departments offer doctoral degrees.

A&S faculty are at the heart of Ohio University’s research activity. In a typical year, faculty write and/or edit in excess of 30 books, author more than 625 journal articles, and give more than 900 conference presentations.

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