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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David Jacobs

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Feb. 10, 2016 Stagnant Economy to Propel Trump, Sanders to Wins in New Hampshire TheStreet.com

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Vlad Kogan

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Feb. 10, 2016 High Expectations for Kasich in New Hampshire WSYX-TV

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David Stebenne

Professor, History and Law

Feb. 9, 2016 Independents Key for Kasich in New Hampshire Circleville Herald

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David Stebenne

Professor, History and Law

Feb. 9, 2016 Clinton, Sanders and the changing face of the Democratic Party The Conversation

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Treva Lindsey

Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Feb. 9, 2016 Beyonce's Black Pride Moment at the Super Bowl Christian Science Monitor

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Barbara Piperata

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Feb. 5, 2016 Researcher Finds Successful Program in Brazil Might Hurt Rural Poor Columbus Dispatch

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Christin Burd

Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics

Feb. 5, 2016 Aging May Slow When Certain Cells Are Killed Live Science

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Paul Beck

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Feb. 5, 2016 Big Week for Kasich: Needs Strong Finish in New Hampshire WCPN

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

Feb. 5, 2016 Edgy Super Bowl Ads Set to Air Sunday Christian Examiner

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David Stebenne

Professor, History and Law

Feb. 4, 2016 Onward Christian Soldiers? Huffington Post

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Rachel Dwyer

Associate Professor, Sociology

Feb. 2, 2016 The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt Slate

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Ashley Hope Pérez

Visiting Associate Professor, Comparative Studies

Feb. 2, 2016 Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with a Novelist Huffington Post

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Lonnie Thompson

Distinguished University Professor, Earth Sciences

Jan. 26, 2016 El Nino Means Glaciers in Andes Melting at Record Rates New Scientist

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

Jan. 25, 2016 Fear of Terrorism Could Get You Killed San Angelo Standard Times

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Krzysztof Stanek

Professor, Anthropology

Jan. 25, 2016 Scientists spot record supernova as bright as 570 million suns AP

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

Jan. 21, 2016 Anti-terrorism funding questioned Canberra Times (AU)

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Honors & Recognition

Staff 

November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Matt Swift

Matt Swift, academic program coordinator, film studies, is the November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Swift was nominated by History of Art Professor Ron Green.

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Alumni 

Thomas D. Brock

ASC Alumnus Honored with 2015 Joseph Sullivant Medal

Pioneering microbiologist and triple Ohio State Alumnus Thomas D. Brock, (BS, MS, PhD, botany), will be presented the Joseph Sullivant Medal during Ohio State's Commencement on December 20, 2015. Given every five years since 1920, this is the highest honor bestowed upon "a son or daughter of the university."

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Staff 

Jennifer Poe

Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Jennifer Poe, developmental area assistant, Department of Psychology, is the October 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner.

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Faculty 

Brian Joseph, the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics and Distinguished University Professor

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brian Joseph, the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics and Distinguished University Professor Internationally known for studies of language change

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Faculty 

Arnold Zwicky, professor emeritus, linguistics; and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Arnold Zwicky, professor emeritus, linguistics; and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Expert in several areas of linguistics, including syntactic theory and the language of comics.

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Faculty 

John W. Wilkins, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of physics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

John W. Wilkins, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of physics Noted expert in several related areas of physics, including condensed matter theory.

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Faculty 

John Mueller, professor, political science

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

John Mueller, professor of political science and the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at Ohio State’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies, is widely recognized for his work in international relations, security studies, foreign policy, terrorism and counterterrorism

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Faculty 

David Schmeidler, professor emeritus, economics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

David Schmeidler, professor emeritus, economics, is an Israeli mathematician and economic theorist with important contributions in the theory of individual decision making under uncertainty (decision theory). He currently holds professorships at Ohio State University and Tel Aviv University.

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Faculty 

Marilynn Brewer, Ohio Eminent Scholar, social psychology

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Marilynn Brewer’s impact on the field of social psychology stems from her pioneering work on social identities and in-group bias in inter-group relations. Brewer has studied how our identities and social behavior are shaped by our group memberships.

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Staff 

Marthe Grohman, undergraduate program coordinator/building coordinator, Department of Art

Above and Beyond Buckeye

Marthe Grohman, undergraduate program coordinator/building coordinator, Department of Art and Ohio State alumnae (BFA, art, 2008), is the September 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner.

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Faculty 

Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, professor, art

National Medal of Arts

Hamilton, who is internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations, was honored with the 2014 National Medal of Arts, presented by President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 10. It is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. Government.

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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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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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