Ohio State offers an academic environment that's rigorous but supportive. It's a competitive environment designed to prepare students to be leaders in their fields. But those academic standards are matched by our determination to help you succeed.
Find a major you love
With over 200
majors and nearly 500 specializations and
minors, Ohio State is ready to match your brainpower to the best course of study you can find.
Not sure what to major in? You're in the right place: with so many options, you're sure
to find your fit. About 20 percent of first-year students enter Ohio State without a major
— and many change majors after a year or two. Read more about
what to major in when you're not sure.
Academic help and tutoring
Master a tough subject, get feedback on a paper or discuss research strategies with the help of university offices such as the Dennis Learning Center, Math and Statistics Learning Center,
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Writing Center, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, and University Libraries.
Ohio State students often have multiple academic advisors, including professors and professional staff. This approach means you always have the right person to talk to — you can get advice from someone who is really involved in the program, who knows the ins and outs of requirements, courses and your field of study.
To be competitive out of the gate, you want to start thinking early about career or graduate school preparation. Your college's career office is your front line: they'll help you prepare for career fairs, interviews and graduate school applications. Buckeye Careers offers Handshake, a job and internship database that can be customized to your interests. Haven’t decided on a career? Career Counseling and Support Services can assist with that.