Advising and Academics

Your Journey: Support & Services

Your Journey: Support & Services

Scholarships & Grants

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences awards competitive scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students on the Columbus campus.

Planning Your Degree

Degree planning continues throughout your academic career, from choosing your degree, meeting major and minor requirements, tracking your progress and checking your GPA.

Arts and Sciences delivers 50% of all credit hours on campus and 87% of all classes have less than 50 students.

Academic Advising

Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services provides comprehensive academic support. Below are links to some popular advising matters.


Schedule Classes

We offer resources and recommendations for planning your course schedule. Below are links to useful information, go to BuckeyeLInk to schedule courses.

Student Resources

A large campus offers many advantages including countless opportunities to get involved and make connections. Involvement outside the classroom can help balance your academic life, develop leadership skills and expand your circle of friends.

Beyond The Classroom


The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success can help you explore career options, find an internship and plan a strategic job search. Explore your interests, define a career goal and receive invaluable work experience through an internship offered either on or off campus.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research can be conducted independently, as part of a team, in collaboration with faculty, here at the university or elsewhere. Learning how to present your work is an important part of the undergraduate research experience. Future employers will view your research presentations as evidence that you have developed valuable written and oral communication skills.

At Ohio State, a top 10 public research university, you will team with world-class scholars, researchers and scientists to learn and explore; invent and create.

Students who participate in study abroad programs are two-times as likely to find a job within six months of graduation and receive 25 percent higher starting salaries.

Study Abroad

With more than 100 study abroad programs in 40+ countries, Buckeyes are going places. Over 1,000 Arts and Sciences students participate in study abroad programs each year.

Service Learning

Service Learning combines the best of active learning and citizenship by connecting course content with service projects that help the community. It is a powerful way of understanding course material by learning from experience.

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Student E-Newsletter

The first week of every month undergraduate students majoring in the arts and sciences receive an e-newsletter designed specifically for them. Topics include college majors, new program offerings, academic opportunities that take place outside the classroom (research, study abroad, internships and service learning), arts and sciences student organizations, academic and need-based scholarships, scholarships and grants to support research and study abroad, opportunities to meet with faculty, student events, resources and much more. Be sure to check your BuckeyeMail for the next issue.

Get Involved with the College

Learn more about your area of study, get to know other students in your major, or stay connected with an area of interest. With over 60 arts and sciences student organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone. In addition to departmental student organizations, arts and sciences offers professional associations, social fraternities and honor societies.


There are many opportunities to become better acquainted with our faculty. Sharing lunch and an informal conversation is a great way to explore educational and research opportunities, to identify or confirm your career direction, as well as build an educational relationship — an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference. 


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Scholarships and Grants

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences awards scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students. Scholarships are open to undergraduate students who have a declared major in the arts and sciences and are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. The scholarship opportunities listed on this page are competitive.

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Research and Creative Activity Funding

Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore research and creative activities and the College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to help address related costs. In addition to the funds listed here, students are encouraged to contact their major department(s) and the Undergraduate Research Office for information on other sources of funding.

Diversity Scholarships

Funding for supports underrepresented student populations as specified by the individual scholarships.

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

Merit and Need-Based Awards are competitive awards for currently enrolled students. These scholarships take into consideration criteria specified by the individual funds such as cumulative GPA and financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to the funds listed, students are encouraged to contact their major department(s) for information on other sources of funding.

Funding for Global Education

The College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are enrolled on the Columbus campus and are participating in an Ohio State-approved global education program. This includes need-based scholarships for students who would not normally be able to afford a global education experience, as well as scholarships for students who meet other criteria such as program of study and GPA. In addition to the funds listed, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Global Education and their major department(s) for information on other sources of funding.

Additional Resources

Departmental Funding – some departments offer funding for currently enrolled students

Student Financial Aid - financial aid and Special Scholarships application

Office of International Affairs - funding your education abroad

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry - funding for undergraduate research

Undergraduate Fellowship Office - national scholarships and fellowships

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