WHY ARTS AND SCIENCES?
Knowledge is not the means to an end. It’s the start of whatever comes next.
Explore, discover and find your fascination in the College of Arts and Sciences, an inclusive community that pushes disciplinary boundaries to meet some of the most challenging problems of our society.
Here, you’ll receive an affordable education that does not compromise on quality. You’ll learn from some of the world’s most respected faculty and researchers who will guide and challenge you to reach your full potential. You’ll gain the experience — through education abroad, service learning and internship opportunities — that you need to transform yourself and the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences is often called the academic hub of Ohio State. This isn’t just because of our size. It’s because this is where arts, humanities, and natural, mathematical, social and behavioral sciences can converge in unique and unexpected ways. When we combine different perspectives and expertise, we can better investigate problems through creative and scholarly inquiry, engage in community collaborations, and deliver an exceptional education for our students.
Speech & Hearing Science & Political Science
Kelly currently volunteers at Ohio State’s Aphasia Initiative and is working as an in-home aide through Boundless, a nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities.
“I am fascinated in healthcare accessibility. Communication services are often under-covered by insurance agencies, despite the significant impact therapy and rehabilitation can make on individual's quality of life. Everyone deserves a chance to understand and be understood by their loved ones, and everyone deserves an advocate.”
Zoology & Anthropology
Luke Fannin has travelled around the world studying primates. For the past two summers, he worked in the Peruvian Amazon as a research assistant for Field Projects International studying the behavior of emperor and saddleback tamarins.
“When you’re out in the field … you become part of the ecosystem, which also brings a responsibility to protect and study it,” Fannin said. "It's fascinating."
Sexuality Studies & Political Science (minor in Public Policy)
"One of the things that fascinates me about Ohio State is all of the opportunities I have to explore and continue my advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community both in my academics and in extracurriculars. I've been able to take amazing classes for my sexuality studies degree and have gotten opportunities through the Multicultural Center and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) that will greatly impact my personal and professional career."
English Literature & Economics
Madalynn is a scholar in the Politics, Society and Law Scholars Program; works in the Department of English; and serves in leadership roles for Moneythink OSU and Ohio Staters.
"I’m fascinated by economic empowerment. As part of Moneythink OSU, a student-led service organization, each week I mentor local high school students about financial literacy and post-secondary opportunities. We’ve only been around three years, but we’ve already impacted over 300 students across three schools every year.”
Armond received the Outstanding Achievement in Musicology Award from the School of Music last May, has twice conducted the Toledo Symphony, directs the Urban Strings Columbus youth orchestra, and gave a TEDx Talk. He plays violin, viola and piano, and he hopes to use his musical abilities to promote social change, educate youth and lift up underrepresented musicians.
"I consider myself to be a musical activist. Musicians have this unique and fascinating ability to reach out, to transcend barriers or boundaries or divides within different groups of people."
Molly is involved in many organizations, including Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geological Honorary, the American Institute of Professional Geologists and Ohio 4-H.
“I am fascinated by the geological world around me, specifically paleontology. Fossil preservation, trilobite speciation, museum engagement and Antarctic paleo-ecological reconstructions are constantly on my mind. Ohio State has allowed me to nurture my curious mind through researching fossilized marine invertebrates, and then share this knowledge with youth through authoring ‘Geology: Can you Dig it?’ and teaching informal lessons to middle schoolers."
Photographer or biologist? Writer or mathematician? Dancer or web developer?
In the Arts and Sciences, we say be both. That’s why we make it easy to combine interests across disciplines. So, mix and match majors and minors from actuarial science to zoology and everything in between. Whatever you do, don't limit yourself.
Check out a sampling of our college's intersections below.