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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Japera Benson
Japera Benson is a third-year psychology major. From Cleveland, Japera recently volunteered at a middle school in her hometown, conducting an empowerment workshop for middle school girls. She works at Disability Services and is an RA in Scholars West dorm. Japera Benson Psychology
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Walt King
Walter King’s research focuses on sports analytics as it relates to baseball. After graduation in May, Walt will be relocating to Anaheim, California for a baseball operations Internship with the Los Angeles Angels. Walt King Economics
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Asha Whitfield
To me, the overarching effect of study abroad—any time I go abroad, or take the steps to learn about another culture—is that I learn a lot about me, what I value and my identity. The more I take time to learn about someone or something else, the more I understand me. Asha Whitfield BFA, Dance, 2016
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Zuri Hall
I love that no two days are the same! Monotony gets boring to me after a while, so it's great that I'm constantly challenged and growing. I truly enjoy having open, authentic conversations with interesting people—and I must admit, the glamour of walking and reporting on A-list red carpets is exhilarating! Zuri Hall BA, Communication, 2010
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Jeff McKee, a physical anthropologist, has been conducting research on hominid evolution and paleoecology for more than 30 years. He is the author of Sparing Nature: The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity and The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence, and Chaos in Human Evolution. Jeff McKee Professor, Anthropology
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Zachary Maiorana.
I supported CorpComm’s consultant team with their various areas of work. This included strategizing for the company’s external and internal communications operations. I also assisted with many projects owned by members of the staff. This included writing stories for the company’s internal blog, writing posts for the social media network, and providing photographic and videographic collateral. Zachary Maiorana English and Linguistics; Internship
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Kyle Shepard
Lt. Kyle Shepard, MSC, USN, Deputy Department Head, Operational Audiology, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune. In 2013, Shepard was hand-picked for commission as a naval lieutenant specializing in audiology (one or two audiologists are selected each year following a highly competitive, eight-month long process). Kyle Shepard BA, Speech and Hearing Science; Psychology
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Andy Monaghan
Andrew Monaghan is a scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. He was recently interviewed by The New York Times about the Zika epidemic and climate change. Andrew Monaghan Atmospheric Sciences (MS, PhD; 2003, 2007)
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Joe Kunesh
Joe Kunesh grew up in the suburbs around Dayton. When Joe first enrolled in Ohio State, he planned on majoring in physics. However, during his freshman year, he took a course in philosophy and “was hooked.” He earned a BA in the subject in 2011 and is now pursuing a BS in data analytics. Joe Kunesh Philosophy and Data Analytics
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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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Japera Benson
Japera Benson is a third-year psychology major. From Cleveland, Japera recently volunteered at a middle school in her hometown, conducting an empowerment workshop for middle school girls. She works at Disability Services and is an RA in Scholars West dorm. Japera Benson Psychology
Read More
Walt King
Walter King’s research focuses on sports analytics as it relates to baseball. After graduation in May, Walt will be relocating to Anaheim, California for a baseball operations Internship with the Los Angeles Angels. Walt King Economics
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Asha Whitfield
To me, the overarching effect of study abroad—any time I go abroad, or take the steps to learn about another culture—is that I learn a lot about me, what I value and my identity. The more I take time to learn about someone or something else, the more I understand me. Asha Whitfield BFA, Dance, 2016
Read More
Zachary Maiorana.
I supported CorpComm’s consultant team with their various areas of work. This included strategizing for the company’s external and internal communications operations. I also assisted with many projects owned by members of the staff. This included writing stories for the company’s internal blog, writing posts for the social media network, and providing photographic and videographic collateral. Zachary Maiorana English and Linguistics; Internship
Read More
Photo of Jeff McKee
Jeff McKee, a physical anthropologist, has been conducting research on hominid evolution and paleoecology for more than 30 years. He is the author of Sparing Nature: The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity and The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence, and Chaos in Human Evolution. Jeff McKee Professor, Anthropology
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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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Zuri Hall
I love that no two days are the same! Monotony gets boring to me after a while, so it's great that I'm constantly challenged and growing. I truly enjoy having open, authentic conversations with interesting people—and I must admit, the glamour of walking and reporting on A-list red carpets is exhilarating! Zuri Hall BA, Communication, 2010
Read More
Kyle Shepard
Lt. Kyle Shepard, MSC, USN, Deputy Department Head, Operational Audiology, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune. In 2013, Shepard was hand-picked for commission as a naval lieutenant specializing in audiology (one or two audiologists are selected each year following a highly competitive, eight-month long process). Kyle Shepard BA, Speech and Hearing Science; Psychology
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Andy Monaghan
Andrew Monaghan is a scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. He was recently interviewed by The New York Times about the Zika epidemic and climate change. Andrew Monaghan Atmospheric Sciences (MS, PhD; 2003, 2007)
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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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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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Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

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Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

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