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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

College of Arts and Sciences

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Wilson Hall, College Green

Benjamin Ogles

Howard Dewald
Associate Dean

Maureen Weissenrieder
Associate Dean


The College of Arts and Sciences offers the Master of Arts or Master of Science degree through 16 departments. Multidepartmental and special discipline master’s degrees are offered in social work, social sciences, environmental studies, public administration, and molecular and cellular biology. Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, English, environmental and plant biology, history, mathematics, physics and astronomy, and psychology. More than one area of emphasis is available at both degree levels in several of these departments.

Each department will provide upon request a brochure describing specific degree requirements, specialized graduate facilities, and any other information that prospective students might need. For more information, please visit our Web site (www.cas.ohiou.edu).


Among the college’s graduate facilities and equip­ment are a Tandem van de Graaff nuclear accelerator, several modern nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, a nitride MOCVD facility, the Keck Thin-film Analysis Facility, a scanning tunneling microscope with molecular beam expitaxy growth chamber, several chemical spectrometers, several electron microscopes, a scanning confocal microscopy facility, a photomicroscopy laboratory, and a mammalian
recombinant genetics laboratory. Specialized laboratory facilities include a morphometrics laboratory, an exercise physiology laboratory, and a hybridoma laboratory. A large preserve of remnant primary forest, Wayne National Forest, Ohio Department of Wildlife areas, and a 180-acre land laboratory adjacent to the campus are all available as resources for teaching and research. Ohio University is a member of the Association of Systematic Collections; collections include an herbarium with more than 5,000 plant species, an entomological collection with more than 100,000 insect specimens, a vertebrate collection with more than 10,000 species, a paleobotanical collection with more than 100,000 specimens, and a paleoinvertebrate collection with at least 350,000 specimens. Departments in the social sciences maintain up-to-date computer laboratories, and the Experimental Psychology Research Laboratory and a modern clinical facility serve as resources for training in psychology.

Graduate Degree Programs

Biological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)Chemistry and Biochemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)Classics and World Religions*
Economics (M.A., M.F.E.)
English (M.A., Ph.D.)Environmental and Plant Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)Environmental Studies (M.S.)Geography (M.A.)Geological Sciences (M.S.)History (M.A., Ph.D.)Linguistics (M.A.)Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)Modern Languages: French, Spanish (M.A.)Molecular and Cellular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)Philosophy (M.A.)Physics and Astronomy (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)Political Science (M.A.)Public Administration (M.P.A.)Psychology (M.S., Ph.D.)Social Sciences (M.S.S.)Social Work (M.S.W.)Sociology (M.A.)

Graduate Certificate Programs

Conservation Biology
Contemporary History
Geographic Information Science
Women’s Studies


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