Discover Your Path in the College of Arts and Sciences

Why Study the Arts and Sciences?

Why Study the Arts and Sciences?

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State provides an exceptional educational experience that gives you the freedom to explore all of your intellectual curiosities. You’ll learn from professors who are recognized for their scholarly contributions and committed to helping you discover your own, unique potential.

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Jamila Williams
Jamila Batchelor has published her first book, Love is a Beautiful, Painful Story, under the pen name, Jamila Tiaira. Jamila Batchelor BA, Journalism (2009)
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Jonathan Sun
Jonathon Sun is a self-proclaimed “sociology nerd.” A fourth year student majoring in sociology with a minor in Chinese and Asian American studies, Jonathon plays piano and beatbox. He will be presenting at TEDxOhioStateUniversity on March 5, 2016. Jonathon Sun Sociology and Chinese
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Leo Liu and Sia Senesie
Alumnus and physician Leo Liu (BA, humanities,1978) is the president and chief scientific officer of Cambria Biosciences, a private biotechnology company. Last year, he volunteered his time fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Leo Liu BA, Humanities with honors, 1978
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Cali Sanker
Cali Sanker, education coordinator at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space, is majoring in art education. She loves to teach and has made the space’s art programming educational for all ages and abilities. She will graduate in 2016 and hopes to get a formal teaching job in Columbus as an elementary art teacher. Cali Sanker Art Education; Education Coordinator, Urban Arts Space
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Heather Willey
I've always been really interested in history and telling stories. Majoring in anthropological sciences gave me the opportunity to study history while actually excavating pieces of the past and having an active role in filling in the missing pieces of the stories that could be told by the artifacts. Heather Willey Anthropological Sciences
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Sreelakshmi Suresh
Sreelakshmi Suresh is majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology and minoring in French. She currently is studying abroad in Costa Rica learning about Environmental Sustainability. Sreelakshmi Suresh Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica
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Wendy Smooth
Wendy Smooth, associate professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, is one of the foremost voices writing on the experiences of women of color as law makers and women of color in public policy. Wendy Smooth Associate Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Max Mauerman
I am currently in Ghana interning with Innovations for Poverty Action as a research associate on an urban public health project. I can say confidently that I would not be here were it not for my research thesis -- I was hired on the basis of my experience in self-directed research. Max Mauerman Political Science and Economics (2016)
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Undergraduate student Pallavi Oruganti
The beauty of anthropology is that it goes beyond just the discipline. Anthropology is really more of an approach or perspective that can be applied to a wide range of topics. Pallavi Oruganti BS Anthropological Sciences, Animal Pre-Veterinary Medicine Minor
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Mehmet Caner.
Economics professor Mehmet Caner is part of a group of newly-hired faculty affiliated with Ohio State’s Translational Data Analytics Initiative, formed to create and apply data-based solutions to global challenges. “Big data is high dimensional and may have tremendous implications for big policy." Mehmet Caner Professor, Economics
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Jonathan Sun
Jonathon Sun is a self-proclaimed “sociology nerd.” A fourth year student majoring in sociology with a minor in Chinese and Asian American studies, Jonathon plays piano and beatbox. He will be presenting at TEDxOhioStateUniversity on March 5, 2016. Jonathon Sun Sociology and Chinese
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Cali Sanker
Cali Sanker, education coordinator at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space, is majoring in art education. She loves to teach and has made the space’s art programming educational for all ages and abilities. She will graduate in 2016 and hopes to get a formal teaching job in Columbus as an elementary art teacher. Cali Sanker Art Education; Education Coordinator, Urban Arts Space
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Heather Willey
I've always been really interested in history and telling stories. Majoring in anthropological sciences gave me the opportunity to study history while actually excavating pieces of the past and having an active role in filling in the missing pieces of the stories that could be told by the artifacts. Heather Willey Anthropological Sciences
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Sreelakshmi Suresh
Sreelakshmi Suresh is majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology and minoring in French. She currently is studying abroad in Costa Rica learning about Environmental Sustainability. Sreelakshmi Suresh Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica
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Wendy Smooth
Wendy Smooth, associate professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, is one of the foremost voices writing on the experiences of women of color as law makers and women of color in public policy. Wendy Smooth Associate Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Mehmet Caner.
Economics professor Mehmet Caner is part of a group of newly-hired faculty affiliated with Ohio State’s Translational Data Analytics Initiative, formed to create and apply data-based solutions to global challenges. “Big data is high dimensional and may have tremendous implications for big policy." Mehmet Caner Professor, Economics
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Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson
"We have received support and encouragement from the very beginning when we started building the ice core paleoclimate research program as graduate students. We have had opportunities to move our research program elsewhere but have always been confident that we could accomplish all of our objectives at Ohio State." Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson Distinguished University Professors
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Louis DiMauro
"Beyond the potential for controlling chemical reactions, the discovery offers a new way to study the structure and dynamics of matter, which will lead to applications in materials science and even chemical manufacturing..." Louis DiMauro Professor, Physics
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Jamila Williams
Jamila Batchelor has published her first book, Love is a Beautiful, Painful Story, under the pen name, Jamila Tiaira. Jamila Batchelor BA, Journalism (2009)
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Leo Liu and Sia Senesie
Alumnus and physician Leo Liu (BA, humanities,1978) is the president and chief scientific officer of Cambria Biosciences, a private biotechnology company. Last year, he volunteered his time fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Leo Liu BA, Humanities with honors, 1978
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Lisa Lopez
“For me, the women’s study courses at Ohio State were an explosion of student centered learning,” said Lopez. “Whether in history, psychology or comparative literature, these courses had me examining content in the context of my own life as a woman. The opportunities for learning extended far beyond the classroom..." Lisa Lopez BA, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 1976
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James Vander Hooven
“I credit the faculty at Ohio State for shaping me into someone who seeks to understand others from their experiences and viewpoints. From teaching high school and college to leading a small Tribal College in Arizona, I have drawn on the foundation of respecting diversity that was instilled in me as a student..." James Vander Hooven BA, English, 1993
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Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson
"We have received support and encouragement from the very beginning when we started building the ice core paleoclimate research program as graduate students. We have had opportunities to move our research program elsewhere but have always been confident that we could accomplish all of our objectives at Ohio State." Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson Distinguished University Professors
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Caitlyn Bentley with Thomas “Cotton” Billingsley, courtesy of John Reidy Photography
"As I talked with Sergeant Rigell, I realized that war stories are not simply stories about what occurred here in the Pacific during WW II, not just memories of actions past; but a window into a way of life forged on these islands, on the beaches and in the jungles where these men fought for and died for each other..." World War II Pacific Trip Students Study Abroad
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Steve Martino
“I was absolutely blown away. No one was doing what he was showing us. I hadn’t seen images like that anywhere before...” Steve Martino Visual Communication Design, 1981
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Sara Santiago
“I was able to see another way of life and the very real risks to that way of life. I really learned how to be a geographer.” Sara Santiago Geography, 2012
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Departments & Centers

Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

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State of the Art Facilities

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Urban Arts Space

Urban Arts Space

Hagerty Hall

Hagerty Hall

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

Pomerene Hall

Pomerene Hall

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