Ohio University


Ohio University is a public research university founded in 1804. The University is one of the oldest in the United States and offers more than 250 Undergraduate courses. Ohio University is located in Athens, OH and is ranked number 1 Best College Small Town in America by USA Today 10 Best. Athens is a beautiful city and provides a conducive environment for college students. We are home to more than 1100 international students from more than 100 countries.

Quick Facts

Alumni & Faculty Achievement


  • Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2009 – Sir Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan
  • Recipient of 45 Pulitzer Prize - the America’s top award for achievements in Journalism, Creative Writing and Musical Composition.
  • Gigantism, a genetic disorder, was discovered by Ohio University scientists.

Notable Alumni:

  • Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh - Chairman of Petronas
  • Ann Hebert - Vice President of Global Sales for Nike
  • Mr. Pete Souza - Former Chief White House Photographer for President Obama

Awards & Accreditations

  • Ranked Top 100 Public University in the United States
  • #1 Student Satisfaction Ranking in the United States (Myplan.com)
  • Top 15 Most Beautiful Campuses in the United States( Expedia)
  • Top 10 Journalism Programs in the United States( NEWSPRO-RTDNA)
  • Top 15 Public Business Schools in the United States with AACSB Accredited Undergraduate and Graduate Programs( Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  • #16 Best Public Engineering School under $25,000 with fully ABET Accredited Programs ( US News & World Report)
  • NCAA Division 1 School


From Accounting to World Religions, it’s safe to say that between our nine undergraduate colleges and 250+ programs, there’s a major for everyone. There are more than 650 clubs and organisations for students to join.

Colleges and centers:

Center for International Studies
  • BA4405 Global Studies – Africa
  • BA4406 Global Studies – Asia
  • BA4407 Global Studies – Europe
  • BA4408 Global Studies – Latin America
  • BA4409 Global Studies – War and Peace
College of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies
  • BA4903 African American Studies

  • BA4252 Anthropology

Biological Sciences
  • BS2121 Biological Sciences
  • BS2520 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BA2129 Environmental Biology
  • BA2128 Human Biology
  • BS2126 Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology
  • BS0411 Microbiology
  • BS2127 Pre-Dentistry
  • BS2127 Pre-Medicine
  • BS2127 Pre-Optometry
  • BS2507 Pre-Physical Therapy
  • BS2522 Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • BS3316 Biochemistry
  • BA3311 Chemistry
  • BS3315 Environmental Chemistry
  • BS3310 Forensic Chemistry
  • BS3312 Pre-Dentistry
  • BS3314 Pre-Medicine
  • BS3313 Pre-Pharmacy

Classics and World Religions
  • BA5214 Classical Civilization
  • BA5217 Classical Languages
  • BA5215 World Religions

  • BA4221 Economics
  • BS4225 Economics

  • BA5232 Creative Writing
  • BA5236 Cultures, Rhetoric, and Theory
  • BA5230 Literature and Writing
  • BA5234 Pre-Law (English)

Environmental and Plant Biology
  • BA2110 Applied Plant Biology
  • BS2120 Environmental and Plant Biology
  • BA2119 Field Ecology

  • BS4232 Environmental Geography
  • BS4235 Geographic Information Science
  • BS4231 Geography
  • BA4241 Globalization and Development
  • BS4238 Meteorology
  • BS4240 Pre-Law (Environmental)
  • BS4242 Urban Planning and Sustainability

Geological Sciences
  • BS3323 Environmental Geology
  • BS3321 Geological Sciences

  • BA4211 History
  • BA4214 Pre-Law (History)

  • BA5290 Linguistics

  • BS3105 Actuarial Sciences
  • BS3103 Applied Mathematics
  • BA3101 Mathematics
  • BS3106 Mathematical Statistics

Modern Languages
  • BA5221 French
  • BA5222 German
  • BA5225 Spanish

  • BA5241 Philosophy
  • BA5244 Pre-Law (Philosophy)
  • BA5242 Pre-Theology

  • BS3332 Applied Physics
  • BS3335 Astrophysics
  • BS3338 Meteorology
  • BA3331 Physics

Political Science
  • BS4201 Political Science
  • BS4203 Pre-Law (Political Science)

  • BS4105 Pre-Physical Therapy
  • BS4101 Psychology

  • BA4253 Criminology
  • BA4254 Pre-Law (Sociology)
  • BA4253 Criminology
  • BA4251 Sociology

  • ND0410 Undecided Arts & Sciences
  • ND0406 Undecided-Humanities Emphasis
  • ND0407 Undecided-Natural Sciences Emphasis
  • ND0408 Undecided-Social Sciences Emphasis

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • BA4412 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

College of Business
  • BB6121 Accounting
  • BB6158 Business Analytics
  • BB6124 Business Economics
  • BB6156 Entrepreneurship
  • BB6125 Finance
  • BB6132 International Business
  • BB6126 Management and Strategic Leadership
  • BB6137 Management Information Systems
  • BB6127 Marketing
  • BB6120 Pre-Law (Business)
  • BS8167 Sport Management
  • ND0610 Undecided Business

College of Fine Arts
  • BA5050 Studio Art
  • BA5149 Art History
  • BF6321 Graphic Design
  • BF5198 Interior Architecture
  • BF5051 Studio Art Concentrations:
    • Ceramics
    • Painting + Drawing
    • Photography + Integrated Media
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture + Expanded Practice
  • BF5057 Studio Art - Art Therapy

  • BA5150 Dance
  • BF5154 Performance and Choreography

  • BF5155 Film

Interdisciplinary Arts
  • BF6328 Interdisciplinary Arts

  • BA5195 Music
  • BM5053 Instrumental Performance
  • BM5058 Instrumental Performance - Contemporary Music Technology
  • BM5105 Music Composition
  • BM5106 Music Education Choral Emphasis
  • BM5107 Music Education Instrumental Emphasis
  • BM5115 Music Therapy
  • BM5102 Organ Performance
  • BM5104 Piano Pedagogy
  • BM5100 Piano Performance
  • BM5101 Voice Performance
  • BM5115 Music Therapy

  • BA5194 Theater
  • BF5158 Playwriting
  • BF5162 Production Design and Technology
  • BF5168 Stage Management
  • BF5048 Theater Performance: Acting
  • BF5049 Theater Performance: Musical Theater

College of Health Sciences and Professions
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
  • BS6470 Applied Nutrition
  • BS8122 Exercise Physiology
  • BS8178 Exercise Physiology Pre-Athletic Training
  • BS8171 Exercise Physiology Pre-Physical Therapy
  • BS6474 Nutrition Science

  • ND1220 Pre-Nursing

Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
  • BS5327 Communication Sciences and Disorders

Social and Public Health
  • BS6468 Child and Family Studies
  • BS8100 Community and Public Health
  • BS6260 Environmental Health Science
  • BS8119 Health Services Administration
  • BS6836 Long-Term Health Care Administration
  • BS3300 Occupational Hygiene and Safety

Social Work
  • ND6603 Pre-Social Work

  • ND0210 Undecided Health Sciences & Professions

Honors Tutorial College
  • BB1926 Accounting
  • BS1949 Advanced Computing
  • BA1934 Anthropology
  • BA1935 Art History
  • BS1931 Astrophysics
  • BS1902 Biological Sciences
  • BB1926 Business Administration
  • BB1926 Business Economics
  • BS1904 Chemistry
  • BA1932 Classics
  • BC1918 Communication Studies
  • BF1906 Dance
  • BS1910 Economics
  • BS1925 Engineering Physics
  • BA1916 English
  • BB1926 Entrepreneurship
  • BS1901 Environmental and Plant Biology
  • BA1942 Environmental Studies
  • BF1924 Film
  • BB1926 Finance
  • BA1914 French
  • BA1944 Geography
  • BS1948 Geological Sciences

  • BA1909 History
  • BB1926 International Business
  • BJ1923 Journalism
  • BB1926 Management and Strategic Leadership
  • BB1926 Management Information Systems
  • BB1926 Marketing
  • BS1903 Mathematics
  • BC1920 Media Arts & Studies
  • BA1938 Music
  • BS1937 Neuroscience
  • BA1917 Philosophy
  • BS1905 Physics
  • BA1908 Political Science
  • BA1930 Social Work
  • BA1912 Sociology
  • BA1915 Spanish
  • BF1940 Studio Art
  • BA1939 Studio Art
  • BF1913 Theater
  • BS1947 Translational Health-Exercise Physiology
  • BS1946 Translational Health- Nutrition
  • BA1945 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Patton College Of Education
Adolescent to Young Adult (Secondary)
  • BS6314 Life Science
  • BS6315 Earth/Space Science
  • BS6306 Integrated Language Arts
  • BS6307 Integrated Mathematics
  • BS6309 Integrated Science
  • BS6308 Integrated Social Studies
  • BS6397 Physical Science-Chemistry
  • BS6396 Physical Science-Physics
  • BS6395 Physical Science-Physics and Chemistry
  • ND8929 Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Human and Consumer Sciences
  • BS6418 Customer Service Leadership
  • BS6375 Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Community Leadership
  • BS6370 Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Teaching
  • BS6361 Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism
  • BS6380 Retail and Fashion Merchandising

  • ND0810 Undecided Education

Middle Childhood
  • BS6180 Language Arts and Mathematics
  • BS6179 Language Arts and Science
  • BS6178 Language Arts and Social Studies
  • BS6177 Mathematics and Science
  • BS6175 Mathematics and Social Studies
  • BS6176 Science and Social Studies

Multi-Age Programs
  • BS6232 French Education
  • BS6233 German Education
  • BS6235 Spanish Education

Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
  • BS8176 Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • BS8169 Physical Activity and Sport Coaching
  • ND8926 Pre-Health and Physical Education
  • BS8177 Recreation Management

Special Education
  • BS6316 Mild-Moderate Educational Needs
  • BS6317 Moderate-Intensive Educational Needs

Russ College Of Engineering And Technology
  • BS7269 Aviation Flight
  • BS7270 Aviation Management
  • AA7268 Aviation Technology

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • BS7251 Chemical Engineering
  • BS7263 Chemical Engineering/Biological Track
  • BS7264 Chemical Engineering/Energy and the Environment Track
  • BS7262 Chemical Engineering/Materials Track

Civil Engineering
  • BS7252 Civil Engineering

Computer Science
  • BS7260 Computer Science

Electrical Engineering
  • BS7253 Electrical Engineering Track
  • BS7254 Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering Track

Engineering Technology and Management
  • BS7256 Engineering Technology and Management (includes minor in business)

Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • BS7255 Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
  • BS7274 Energy Engineering
  • BS7257 Mechanical Engineering

  • ND0910 Undecided Engineering

Scripps College Of Communication
Communication Studies
  • BC5363 Communication and Public Advocacy
  • BC5363 Health Communication
  • BC5363 Organizational Communication

Emerging Communication Technologies
  • BC5329 Information and Telecommunication Systems

  • BJ6906 News and Information
  • BJ6907 Strategic Communication

Media Arts & Studies
  • BC5370 Games and Animation
  • BC5373 Media Arts Production
  • BC5371 Music Production and Recording Industry
  • BC5369 Media and Social Change

Visual Communication
  • BS6925 Commercial Photography
  • BS6924 Information Graphics/Publication Design
  • BS6923 Multimedia
  • BS6922 Photojournalism

University College
Associate in Arts
  • AA1114 Arts and Humanities Emphasis
  • AA1110 Social Sciences Emphasis

Associate in Individualized Studies
  • ND5508 Individualized Studies

Associate in Science
  • AS1104 Science

Baccalaureate Degrees
  • BC2209 Criminal Justice
  • ND1112 Pre-Specialized Studies

Undecided or Undeclared
  • ND1201 Undecided

OHIO’s campus features future-focused resources like the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Innovation Center, and the Co-Lab, our “one-stop shop” for everything creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial. 93% of graduates are employed or pursuing graduate/ professional school within 12 months of graduation. The Schey Sales Center has developed and prepared students entering the workforce for over 20 years, and 100% of Schey students have job offers by graduation.

OHIO Guarantee

We guarantee that your tuition fees, housing and meal plan will remain at the same rate as when you started, with no increase over the 4-year period of your Undergraduate studies. Tuition fee is the same for all programs, which is $22,406 per academic year. This fee covers 40 credit hours over the 2 semesters.

Tuition fee is the same for all programs, which is $22,406 per academic year. This fee covers 40 credit hours over the 2 semesters.

Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University

The only full-fledge tutorial programme offered in the United States. The tutorial programmes are modelled after Oxford and Cambridge Universities and offer small group or one-to-one discussions and offer excellent opportunities for students to excel in their chosen area of studies.

Key Rankings

  • Ranked Top 100 Public University in the United States.
  • Number #1 Student Satisfaction Ranking in the United States ( Myplan.com)
  • Top 15 Most Beautiful Campuses in the United States (Expedia)
  • Top 10 Journalism Programs in the United States (NEWSPRO-RTDNA)
  • Top 15 Public Business Schools in the United States *All Undergraduate and Graduate programs are AACSB Accredited
    (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  • Ranked #16 Best Public Engineering School under $25,000 *with fully ABET Accredited programs
    ( US News & World Report)
  • NCAA Division 1 School

Life in Athens

  • Athens, Ohio was established in 1797 as new center of learning
  • Top 15 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America (Expedia)
  • Four seasons with annual temperatures typically ranging between 29 and -5 Celsius
  • Among the Top 50 Safest College Town in America (Safewise)
  • Ranked in Top 100 Art Communities in America

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Latest Updates

The OHIO Admission Promise For Fall 2021

Here it is, seniors – that glimpse of certainty you’ve been looking for in the midst of… well, 2020. Because you’ve worked hard, powered through in high school, and proven that you’re prepared for the challenge and opportunity a college education offers, we’re making you this promise: If you earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, you’re in—and we’ll help with the cost of college*.

Get In. Get Financial Support.
Get Started On Your Path To Success.

Through the OHIO Admission Promise, qualifying fall 2021 applicants can receive automatic general University admission to the Athens campus.

And we’re taking that promise even further by offering, at minimum, a renewable $2,000 OHIO Admission Promise Award when you complete the FAFSA on time.

To Qualify For The OHIO Admission Promise:

  1. Submit your application by the extended deadline of January 15, 2021 (Application fee waived!).
  2. Send your high school transcript showing that you've earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a strong college prep curriculum.
  3. Enroll in fall 2021 as a full-time, first-year, degree-seeking student on the Athens campus.

And, to receive the OHIO Admission Promise Award when you enroll, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and ensure your results are received by the priority deadline of January 15, 2021.

* Subject to eligibility requirements defined in FAQ. Cumulative weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale; OHIO will recalculate GPAs to 4.0 scale as needed.

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