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.
Career Services provides many resources for students, including assistance with finding internships and other forms of experiential learning, writing resumes and cover letters, and enhancing interview skills. The office helps students connect with employers in the corporate, nonprofit, education and government sectors via FutureLink (an online system for accessing employment and internship postings) and a variety of on-campus recruitment events.
Recruitment and Diversity Services supports general recruitment to the College of Arts and Sciences and strategically links underrepresented minorities to campus resources.
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.
Departments and schools partner with local, state and national organizations to provide internships and co-op experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations and government offices.
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:
- Arts Scholars
- Biological Sciences Scholars
- Humanities Scholars
- International Affairs Scholars
- Media, Marketing and Communication Scholars
- Politics, Society and Law Scholars
- STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars
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 what does not yet exist, such as new ideas, jobs and technologies. Graduates acquire the critical, creative and analytical skills that allow them to adjust to ever-changing work environments throughout their lives rather than only mastering a set of skills to succeed in the current marketplace.
Job search assistance is available to graduating seniors through Career Services, which works with students via career fairs, skill-building workshops and one-on-one advising to help secure employment after graduation.
In addition to preparing students for a variety of careers, a degree in the arts and sciences is excellent preparation for graduate study and for professional programs in education, law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and more.
College of Arts and Sciences
100 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
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.