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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Lynn Itagaki

Assistant Professor, English; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

April 27, 2016 The 1992 L.A. Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout Rising Up

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Treva Lindsey

Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

April 26, 2016 Beyonce Returns to the Spotlight with New Album, 'Lemonade' NPR

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Samir Mathur

Professor, Physics

April 25, 2016 Black Holes Created in Lab Confirm Stephen Hawking's Radiation Theory Daily Mail (UK)

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Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Psychology

April 21, 2016 How The Brain Senses a Smile Discover Magazine

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Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Psychology

April 21, 2016 Ohio State Researchers Map Part of Brain That IDs Face Changes Columbus Dispatch

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Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Psychology

April 21, 2016 Brain Region for Decoding Facial Expressions Pinpointed Daily Mail (UK)

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Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Psychology

April 21, 2016 Scientists Pinpoint Where in the Brain We Process Facial Expressions Gizmag

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Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Psychology

April 21, 2016 How the Brain Identifies Other People's Feelings CBS News

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Museum of Biological Diversity

April 18, 2016 Ohio State Researchers Pick Favorite Specimens Columbus Dispatch

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David Stebenne

Professor, History; Law

April 18, 2016 A Decisive New York Primary for the Clintons -- Again The Conversation

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Brad Bushman

Professor, Communication

April 18, 2016 What Happens to Boys Who Kill Women in Video Games? Washington Post

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Tom Watters

Research Scientist, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

April 18, 2016 Darby Watershed Remains Clean a Decade After Protection Deal Columbus Dispatch

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

April 18, 2016 Bppl Discussion on Chasing Ghosts C-Span

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Jeff Cohen

Professor, Anthropology

April 18, 2016 Where Have 4.8 Million Syrians Gone? The Conversation

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Sports and Society Initiative

April 18, 2016 Panel on Paying College Athletes Enlightening and Informing Forbes

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Sports and Society Initiative

April 18, 2016 College Athletes Still Will Play for Free Columbus Dispatch

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Honors & Recognition

Faculty 

ASC faculty members and lecturers

Eleven ASC Scholars and Teachers Receive 2016 Distinguished OAA Awards

Eleven Arts and Sciences scholars and teachers — covering the diverse range of disciplines in arts and humanities, natural and physical sciences and social and behavioral sciences — won top university awards that recognize and honor outstanding performance and deep commitment to our land grant mission of scholarship,

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Student 

Andres Salcedo and Thomas Holoien

Two Astronomy Graduate Students Funded by Premier DOE Fellowships

Astronomy grad students Thomas Holoien (2014) and Andres Salcedo (2016) are Ohio State's first two students to receive the highly-coveted four-year Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship for doctoral students working on science/engineering research relying on high-performance computing.

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Faculty 

Julia F. Andrews

History of Art Professor Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

History of Art Professor Julia F. Andrews is one of approximately 200 scholars, artists and researchers, nationwide, named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows. An acclaimed scholar, writer, teacher and curator, Andrews specializes in Chinese art. During her Guggenheim Fellowship year, Andrews plans to finish a new manuscript.

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Staff 

Tammy Carl

January Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Tammy Carl, program coordinator, MFA program in creative writing, Department of English, is the January 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Carl was nominated by Michelle Herman, director, creative writing program.

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Staff 

Joanna Spanos

February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Joanna Spanos, academic advisor for the ASC honors program, is the February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Spanos was nominated by Lindsey Thaler, director of undergraduate studies, physics.

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Faculty 

Geoffrey Parker

Distinguished Historian Elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, Distinguished University Professor, has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters.Created by Royal Charter in 1783, it's world-class Fellows represent multiple disciplines.

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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 

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 

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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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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