Discover Your Path in the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

I am proud and excited to introduce our new website to share the vibrant life of our college and connect with our college community. It was designed to be engaging, easy-to-navigate and accessible on any device to offer our visitors an optimal experience. I invite you to Explore our Majors, learn more About the College, check out our ASC Experts in the Media, explore our Research and Arts & Culture programs — you can even find out how to follow me on Twitter!

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

David Manderscheid, Executive Dean and Vice Provost

What Do You Think?

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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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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SCARLET Laser Lab
"Ohio State wanted to build a significant laser facility driven by scientific curiosity to educate and train students to be the next generation of laser scientists who will help advance breakthroughs in fusion energy, cancer therapy, as well as national security." SCARLET Laser Lab Physics Research Building
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Mike Tabor and Veteran
“Being on top of Mount Suribachi (on Iwo Jima) and listening to him describe the fighting was surreal and it is something I will not soon forget. I am honored to call Iron Mike a friend and to be able to pass on his stories..." Mike Tabor History, 2013
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Meagan Jones
"The Monda's scholarship enabled me to actively pursue my dreams. Field School Pozzeveri offered me a very unique and multi-faceted learning opportunity and the experience profoundly affected my education in a way that I will never forget." Meagan Jones Anthropology, 2014
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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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Josh Hines
"I love the physicality and athleticism of dance. I help lead a dance improvisation group at the university and ultimately plan to dance and perform professionally in New York City." Josh Hines BFA, Dance
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Darrilyn Macklin
“My trip to China was the catalyst I needed to jump start my future. After visiting Shanghai and Chengdu, I knew a career in China was where I wanted to be." Darrilyn Macklin BA, Chinese, 2013
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Casey M. Saup
"The biggest impact I hope to make would be to show other students that geology is a very broad area of study and doesn’t necessarily mean 'I look at rocks all day.' I really hope I can encourage more students who wouldn’t otherwise be interested in geology to consider geology as a major and possible career path." Casey Morrisroe Saup Earth Sciences; Undergraduate Research
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Christina Zerda
"What surprised me the most and still continues to surprise me is the number of questions that pop up as I continue my project. While we started with a very broad approach, each time we looked at the data more and more peculiar things would arise." Christina Zerda Earth Sciences; Undergraduate Research
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Emily Schueller
"One of the most important things I have learned in anthropology classes is the necessity of exploring a problem holistically before proposing solutions. I hope that by elucidating some of the barriers to women’s education in Hyderabad, I can lay the groundwork for future solutions in overcoming those barriers." Emily Schueller Anthropological Sciences; Undergraduate Research
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Paul Zivick
"My physics and astronomy courses helped to lay a stable foundation for my research. By having a strong understanding of fundamental concepts, I was able to immediately begin digging into higher level material specific to cosmic void research." Paul Zivick Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics; Undergraduate Research
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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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Bebe Miller
Bebe Miller, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dance, dancer, choreographer, and founder and director of the New York-based Bebe Miller Company, started autumn semester 2012 with a bang — a residency, a world premiere new work, a retrospective exhibition, and several prominent awards. Bebe Miller Faculty, Arts Initiative
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Wayne Lawson
Lawson, an advocate for the arts, locally and globally, has received frequent recognition for his work in the arts community. Wayne P. Lawson BA, Romance Languages; MA, English; PhD, Theatre
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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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Tom Deubler
“The bond we developed in 1969 breaths life in to the words ‘The seasons pass the years will roll. Time and change will surely show. How firm thy friendship.’” Thomas Deubler BA, Communication, 1973
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Josh Kertzer
“I was so fortunate to have had my graduate training in at Ohio State. The political science department there is one of the few places in the country where you can study both international relations and political psychology, with the top scholars in the fields.” Josh Kertzer PhD, political science, 2013
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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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More

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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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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