Jun 12, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Regional Higher Education


www.ohio.edu/regional

Lewatis McNeal, Vice Provost for Regional Higher Education & Partnerships
Roberta Milliken, Dean, Chillicothe Campus
David Rohall, Dean, Eastern Campus
Vacant, Dean, Lancaster Campus
Deborah Marinski, Interim Dean, Southern Campus
Hannah Nissen, Dean, Zanesville Campus

Carissa Anderson, Associate Vice Provost
Rosanna Howard, Director of Operations and Budget

Regional campuses provide access to Ohio University degree programs for commuting students throughout southeastern Ohio. Students may attend classes at regional campuses in Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster, St. Clairsville, and Zanesville, or access classes through distance technologies. Students enrolled in business studies, criminal justice, communication studies, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology or pre-law), social work, specialized studies, sport and lifestyle studies, and technical and applied studies can complete the entire baccalaureate degree program through a regional campus.

The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees are available on all campuses, and an array of technical programs leading to either the Associate in Applied Business or the Associate in Applied Science is available on most campuses. Students interested in pursuing other baccalaureate degrees not offered at the regional campuses can complete up to the first two years of many of the baccalaureate majors available at Ohio University, before relocating to the Athens campus to complete their degrees. Regional campuses also offer, in cooperation with the Athens campus, on a rotating basis, selected graduate degree programs.

Regional campuses have an open admissions policy for high school graduates. Admission is based on an official high school transcript or equivalent. The regional campuses do not have residence halls. Transfer students are reviewed for admission in accordance with University policy. Standardized test scores (Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT) are not required for admission but can help with placement. Visit the web page for the appropriate regional campus for up-to-date information about application deadlines and processes.

Chillicothe

www.ohio.edu/chillicotheBennett Hall

Ohio University Chillicothe was founded in 1946 as the first regional campus in Ohio. Ohio University Chillicothe is located on a 100-acre campus 45 miles south of Columbus. The Chillicothe campus serves students by providing the academic foundations of a university education as well as career-oriented, professional, and technical programs. Students also enjoy participating in a variety of student organization and cultural opportunities. Among campus offerings are applied associate programs in business management, child development, computer science, human services, law enforcement, and nursing, as well as an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in business studies, communication studies, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, history, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology and pre-law), social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. Time- and site-specific master’s degrees are offered on a rotating basis.

Eastern

www.ohio.edu/eastern/Shannon Hall

The Ohio University Eastern campus was first established in 1957 in Martins Ferry and then relocated in 1967 to St. Clairsville. The primary campus  building for instruction and administration is Wilson Shannon Hall (1967), sitting in the midst of just over 300 acres of rolling hills in rural, eastern Ohio. Accessible directly from Interstate 70, the campus is about five miles from St. Clairsville, 14 miles from Wheeling, West Virginia, and 34 miles from Cambridge, Ohio. The campus also provides increased access to education through online and technology enhanced classroom-to-classroom courses. The Eastern campus offers the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Individualized Studies. Additionally, the Eastern campus offers baccalaureate degrees in business studies, communication studies, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology and pre-law), social work, specialized studies, sport and lifestyle studies, and technical and applied studies. The campus features science laboratories (chemistry, physics, botany, and anatomy), computer labs, on-campus library resources, and theater. 

Lancaster

www.ohio.edu/lancasterBrasee Hall

Established in 1956, Ohio University Lancaster campus serves central and southeast Ohio students at two locations in Fairfield County, the Lancaster campus and the Fairfield County Workforce Center. 

The Lancaster location is situated on 113 acres along Route 37 on the northern edge of the city. The two largest buildings, Brasee Hall and Herrold Hall, house classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, faculty offices, a library, an art gallery, a gymnasium, a theater, an exercise room, and a student lounge. Through a partnership with the county, students who enroll in the engineering technology program take courses at the Fairfield County Workforce Center, gaining in-demand, hands-on training in automation and mechatronics.   

Ohio University Lancaster offers the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Individualized Studies degrees, as well as applied associate degrees in business management, child development, computer science, electronic media, engineering technology, human services, individualized studies, and law enforcement. In addition, the campus offers baccalaureate degrees in business studies, communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, health services administration, history, middle childhood education, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology and pre-law), social work, specialized studies, sport and lifestyle studies, and technical and applied studies.

People of all ages and all backgrounds take courses for credit and non-credit at both locations. Students, instructors, and professors believe this mix makes a vital contribution to the learning experience.

Southern

www.ohio.edu/southern

Founded in 1956, Ohio University Southern serves students throughout Lawrence and Scioto counties. At the center of the metropolitan area that forms the Tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, the Southern campus in Ironton consists of four academic buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Technology driven, the Southern campus features an on-site television studio, distance learning rooms, campus-wide wireless Internet coverage, and PC and Mac computer labs. The Ohio University Southern Child Development Center, operated in partnership with the Lawrence County Community Action Organization, is located in Hanging Rock. 

Ohio University Southern offers the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Individualized Studies, as well as applied associate degrees business management, child development, computer science, electronic media, equine studies, human services, law enforcement, and nursing. In addition, students can complete baccalaureate degrees in business studies, communication, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology and pre-law), social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. A variety of time- and site-specific master’s degrees, as well as non-credit courses for business and industry, are offered on a limited basis.

Zanesville

Ohio University Zanesvillewww.ohio.edu/zanesville

Founded in 1939, initially as an adult education center, the Ohio University Zanesville campus was established as a regional campus in 1946. Students are taught by resident faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members. It shares a 179-acre campus with Zane State College. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in business studies, communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, psychology, sociology (criminology and pre-law), social work, specialized studies, sport and lifestyle studies, and technical and applied studies. In addition, the campus offers associate degrees in arts, individualized studies, nursing, and science. Ohio University Zanesville may offer master’s degrees on a rotating basis as well as non-credit courses and training for business and industry. The nationally accredited Zanesville nursing program has prepared registered nurses for more than 35 years. The campus features computer labs, a conference center, a 300-seat auditorium, a student success center, a community park, and a gymnasium and fitness center.