The College Of Arts And Sciences
is the academic heart of the university

we host nearly 80 majors

with 38 departments and schools

20+ world class research centers

and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members

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?

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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ASC Experts In the Media

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Michael Lisa

Professor, Physics

Sept. 3, 2015 Summer Heat Gives Tennis Balls an Extra Bounce Wall Street Journal

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Scott Shim

Professor, Deisgn

Sept. 2, 2015 Scientists design easy-to-clean pull-apart hairbrush CTV News (Canada)

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Sept. 2, 2015 More On-Air Shootings to Be Expected The Christian Post

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Jesse Fox

Assistant Professor, Communication

Sept. 2, 2015 Selfie madness: too many dying to get the picture Reuters

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Aug. 27, 2015 Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act NPR

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Samir Mathur

Professor, Physics

Aug. 27, 2015 Is Stephen Hawking's latest black hole theory full of holes? Christian Science Monitor

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Aug. 27, 2015 Do sex and violence actually sell? The Conversation

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Leslie Moore

Associate Professor, Linguistics

Aug. 27, 2015 Language Learning in a Multilingual Country Psychology Today

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Aug. 18, 2015 Do violent video games lead to criminal behavior? CBS News

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Dan Strunk

Associate Professor, Psychology

Aug. 18, 2015 What to Ask Yourself to Get Out of a Negative Thinking Rut Yahoo Health

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Aug. 18, 2015 Venting, especially in the digital era, is bad for us, and can make th... Daily Telegraph

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Per Sederberg

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Aug. 18, 2015 Where and How Our Brains Store Memory Newsweek

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Per Sederberg

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Aug. 17, 2015 OSU researchers find where we store time and place of memories Columbus Dispatch

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Matthew Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Aug. 15, 2015 Computerized 'fishing expedition' hooks 12,500 virus genomes UPI

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Richard Gunther

Professor, Political Science

Aug. 15, 2015 Is a politically unbiased map possible for Florida? Miami Herald

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Dale Gnidovec

Curator, Orton Geological Museum

Aug. 9, 2015 Geology: Four-legged snake fossil blows away scientists Columbus Dispatch

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Honors & Recognition

Faculty 

Anne Co, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry

NSF CAREER Award

Chemist Anne Co's new, five-year $651,729 NSF CAREER Award will allow her to expand her research on electrocatalytic materials for chemical conversion and storage.

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Faculty 

Robert Baker, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry

2015 DOE Early Career Research Award

Baker is one of 50 outstanding young researchers nationwide receiving 2015 DOE Early Career Research Awards. The five year, $150,000/year grant supports research on nanomaterials for chemical energy conversion and highly selective catalysis.

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Faculty 

Ulrich Heinz, professor, physics

Distinguished University Professor

On June 5, the Ohio State's Board conferred Heinz as one of three new DUP's. He is a leading world-figure in the theory of relativistic heavy ion collisions and has played a major role in the evolution of the field since its beginnings in the 1980s.

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Faculty 

James Cowan, Melvin S. Newman Professor, chemistry and biochemistry

Distinguished University Professor

On June 5, the Ohio State's Board conferred Cowan as one of three new DUP's. HIs research has focused on some of the most important problems in bioinorganic chemistry, which his peers say he has addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective that provides new and unique insights on the underlying science.

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Faculty 

Julia F. Andrews, professor, history of art

Distinguished University Professor

On June 5, the Ohio State's Board conferred Andrews as one of three new DUP's. She is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the area of modern and contemporary Chinese art.

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Student 

Kevin J. Meyer, graduate student, earth sciences

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Study Institute Fellowship

Meyer heads to Taiwan in June 2015 to study how typhoons might impact chemical weathering in mountainous island watersheds, thanks to a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Study Institute (EAPSI) fellowship.

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Student 

Ahran Koo, graduate student, arts administration

Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Ahran Koo, graduate student in Arts Administration, Education and Policy, is increasing the cultural understanding of Korean-American elementary school students by working with them to create a visual storybook and yearbook that will reflect the students’ thoughts, emotions and experiences in a multicultural setting.

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Student 

Nima Dahir, undergraduate student, economics and mathematics

Beinecke Scholar

Dahir has been named a 2015 Beinecke Scholar - awarded to 20 students nationwide who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise.

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Faculty 

Joshua Goldberger, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Goldberger is one of 13 of the nation's top young researchers in chemical sciences receiving a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award of $75,000, for significant research and commitment to education.

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Staff 

Margie Farrell, senior laboratory demonstrator, physics

Above and Beyond Buckeye

Farrell is the winner of the April “Above and Beyond Buckeye” award.

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Staff 

Multiple Staff Winners!

2015 ASC Outstanding Staff Awards

On April 21, six arts and sciences staff members were recognized for demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and for improving or enhancing work life and services of faculty, staff, students and/or the university.

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Faculty 

Tin-Lun Ho, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and professor of physics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ho is internationally recognized for leading-edge work in the areas of Condensed Matter Theory; and Ultra-cold Quantum Gases.

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About Columbus

About Columbus

As the nation’s 15th largest city, Columbus has a big-city vibe served up with Midwestern friendliness. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals and the state’s capitol. 

Named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year," called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine and we enjoy the second-highest employment rate in the country for young adults.

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