Regardless of your major, you can satisfy your curiosity and interest in many topics by taking General Education courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We have identified some of our most noteworthy autumn 2022 courses for you. From mental health to mafia movies, there is no limit to what you can learn.

Our extensive course list includes in-person and online options for each academic area to provide flexibility to your schedule.

The university will roll out a new General Education program for new students beginning in Autumn 2022. Requirements for current students will not change, and they will continue to complete the same GE program — now called the Legacy GE. When searching and registering for Autumn 2022 classes, students can find Legacy GE classes by using the search filter "General Education – Legacy."

The most up-to-date course information can be found on BuckeyeLink. If a course you are interested in is full, please add your name to the waitlist, as that will help us gauge interest and potentially expand our offerings.

Course Spotlight

HISTORY 3706: Coca-Cola Globalization: The History of American Business and Global Environmental Change 1800-Today

This course offers an introduction to the fields of environmental history and business history, beginning with the industrial revolution of the early nineteenth century and ending in the twenty-first century. It chronicles the rise of some of America's biggest multinational corporations and examines how these firms, working with governments and other institutions, shaped global change.

Format – In Person
GE Category – Historical Study; Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

Get a jump start on a certificate

Certificate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are designed for students and working professionals alike to pursue specific, career-advancing topics that will prepare you with skills, knowledge and experiences. Available programs include:

Computational Analysis of Language
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia
Food, Culture and Society
Forensic Anthropology
Health Communication
Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship
Marine Science
Medical Anthropology
Natural History Museum Curation
Petroleum Geology
Planetary Science
Science and Environmental Communication
Translation and Interpretation