Arts and Sciences, Undecided
College: Arts and Sciences
With nearly 80 majors and more than 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) offers the versatility to tailor your own journey and discover your path. ASC provides top-tier excellence across a full spectrum of academic disciplines with programs in the arts, humanities, and natural, mathematical, social and behavioral sciences.
Arts and sciences students are exposed to a broad education and form a relevant, meaningful and versatile depth of expertise. Students engage in a multitude of enriching opportunities beyond the classroom, which provides the competitive edge and confidence to tackle challenges in the real world. An education in the arts and sciences is preparation for a first job or graduate/professional school and the career that follows.
The Advising and Academic Services Office, in conjunction with advisors and faculty in the major departments, provides invaluable advising services to arts and sciences students. Arts and sciences students work with their advisors to help with course selection, degree planning, academic issues and career planning within the major and in the overall degree program.
The Center for Career and Professional Success provides opportunities for students to connect with employers and alumni as they move from discovering career options to searching for internships and jobs. Using its wide variety of industry connections that span across the corporate, nonprofit, education and government sectors, the center assists students in finding substantive resume-building experiences and helps with the construction of resumes and cover letters and the development of interviewing skills. Each year, the center organizes events including career fairs and networking events.
Students admitted to the university can declare a major in a wide range of fields offered in the arts and sciences or apply as an undecided student.
Students interested in performance-based programs in the arts (such as art, dance, design and music) will also be reviewed — by audition, portfolio, etc. — for admission to these competitive and nationally-ranked programs.
Learn more about majors within the arts and sciences at go.osu.edu/explore.
The College of Arts and Sciences curriculum builds lasting foundational knowledge that evolves to meet a changing landscape. Students who study in the arts and sciences have access to world-class faculty and extensive academic opportunities.
Students must earn a minimum of 121 credit hours to earn an Arts and Sciences degree. These credit hours are earned through general college and major requirements, elective course work, and general education requirements. The required general education courses vary depending on whether students decide to pursue a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science or a professional program in the arts.
Students can enhance their global perspective by participating in one of the more than 164 study abroad programs in 58 countries through the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Center for Career and Professional Success helps students gain experience and discover passions beyond the classroom. By working with Ohio State departments and schools and with many organizations across industry sectors at the local, state, national and international level, the center connects students with volunteer opportunities, internships and research positions.
The Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides high-ability students opportunities to pursue challenging academic programs. Honors students are encouraged to construct an enhanced curriculum that includes Honors courses, upper-division courses to meet general requirements, rigorous sequences, Honors seminars, a minor and a challenging major, including a significant research experience.
Students in the Ohio State Scholars programs live together, attend classes together and have the opportunity to be a part of a close-knit community. Students majoring in the arts and sciences may apply to any of the Ohio State Scholars programs, and the following programs may be of particular interest:
Students can participate in arts and sciences research with leading experts that takes on the big challenges of our time and leads to groundbreaking discovery, innovation and creativity.
Students can join an organization to explore academic disciplines, develop leadership skills, expand intercultural understanding, serve the community and build lasting friendships. Learn more about opportunities for involvement at go.osu.edu/InvolvedinASC.
Many businesses prefer a liberal arts graduate because the qualities they bring to the table go far beyond one particular field. Arts and Sciences students dream, create, innovate and invent. Graduates, through the breadth and depth of their course work and resume-building experiences, acquire both general competencies and job-specific skills that make them strong candidates in the workforce and allow them to adjust to ever-changing work environments throughout their lives.
Students can meet with a career coach for help considering how resume builders will support their career goals, and for guidance on navigating the job search, application and interview processes.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to over 40 world-class research centers and institutes that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation among faculty and students across Ohio State and beyond. These centers and institutes support initiatives that dissolve academic boundaries, nurture cooperation and cultivate multiple perspectives.