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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Organization and Accreditation

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Center for International Studies College of Arts and Sciences College of Business College of Education College of Fine Arts College of Health and Human Services College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Studies Honors Tutorial College Lifelong & Distance Learning Regional Campuses Russ College of Engineering and Technology Scripps College of Communication University College


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Ohio University offers curricula in more than 250 undergraduate majors leading to bachelor’s or associate’s degrees through nine colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, Honors Tutorial, and University. Programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies, the Division of Lifelong & Distance Learning, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Office of Graduate Student Services coordinates graduate study at Ohio University.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the University hold individual accreditations as listed below. Additional information is available from the office of each college’s dean.

The following list of colleges and areas includes degrees, accrediting agencies, and schools and departments.

Center for International Studies

Jointly administers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with the College of Arts and Sciences. For nonmajors, the Center offers certificates in:

African Studies
Asian Studies
European Studies
Latin American Studies
Southeast Asian Studies.

College of Arts and Sciences

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; preprofessional curricula; and preparation for teaching at the secondary level.

American Psychological Association
Council on Social Work Education

African American Studies
Biological Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classics and World Religions
Environmental and Plant Biology
Geological Sciences
Modern Languages
Ohio Program of Intensive English
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Social Work
Sociology and Anthropology
Women’s and Gender Studies

College of Business

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—The International Association of Management Education

Management Information Systems
Management Systems

College of Education

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Counseling and Higher Education
Educational Studies
Teacher Education


College of Fine Arts

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theater

Interdisciplinary Arts

College of Health and Human Services

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Environmental Health; Health; Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; Human and Consumer Sciences; Industrial Hygiene; Nursing; Physical Education; Recreation Studies; and Sport Sciences degrees; entry–level graduate curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
Foundation for Interior Design, Education, and Research
National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council
National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission
National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation
Sport Management Program Review Council

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Human and Consumer Sciences
Physical Therapy
Public Health Sciences and Professions
Recreation and Sport Sciences

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Offers a four–year medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog) and postdoctoral programs in family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.

American Osteopathic Association.

Graduate Studies

Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Communication Technology and Policy, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Health Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Sports Administration, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Certificate programs are also offered in the areas of Conservation Biology*, Contemporary History*, Geographic Information Science, Gerontology, Health Care Services Administration, Health Policy, Music Performance, and Women’s Studies*. (See the Graduate Catalog for specific programs and majors.)

*participants in these certificate programs must be concurrently admitted to a graduate degree program as a degree–seeking student.

Honors Tutorial College

A renowned degree–granting college with 28 programs of study. Honors Tutorial College students undergo a rigorous and exhilarating academic experience that combines a set of tutorials, upper–division classes, and selected graduate courses. In order to allow students to pursue this challenging form of undergraduate education, Honors Tutorial College students are exempt from General Education Requirements, except English composition. A high percentage of the students in this college enter graduate or professional school. You may request consideration for admission to the Honors Tutorial College and must indicate a program of study at the time of application.

Lifelong & Distance Learning

Provides educational opportunities to traditional and nontraditional learners, through the use of alternative teaching and learning formats. Both credit and noncredit programs are available to students on campus, as well as at a distance.

Regional Campuses

Eastern (St. Clairsville)
Southern (Ironton)

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial Technology, and Mechanical Engineering degrees.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
National Association of Industrial Technology

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Industrial Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Scripps College of Communication

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism, and Visual Communication degrees.

Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication

Communication Studies
Information and Telecommunication Systems
Media Arts and Studies
Visual Communication

University College

College for students who have not decided on a major. Two–year programs leading to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies degrees. Four–year programs leading to the Bachelor of Specialized Studies and Bachelor of Criminal Justice degrees. Two–and four–year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs leading to commissions in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.


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