The Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences provides tremendous opportunities for students at any university to stay ahead of the curve this summer. We offer online, in-person and hybrid courses designed help you catch up, keep you on your degree track or accelerate your graduation timeline.

Learn more about our summer term

Why take summer courses here?

  • You can earn your degree faster by taking courses that fulfill your General Education requirements (or that can be transferred back to your home institution).
  • Ohio State has a wide range of courses, including many online options, allowing you to take classes on your schedule, regardless of where you'll be this summer.
  • For Columbus campus undergraduates, summer term instructional fees and general and non-resident surcharges are discounted 25% compared to autumn and spring semesters.
  • Summer courses taken at Ohio State will set you up for success with your degree requirements and best prepare you for the next course in your sequence and upper-level coursework.

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.

Applying for the 2022 SpringForward Summer Enrichment Program

SpringForward offers an opportunity for a summer 2022 scholarship experience to give you a chance to improve your GPA and continue your personal and academic development. Here are a few benefits you'll receive as a program participant:

  • Scholarship – In-state tuition & fees and a book stipend for an eight-week session 2 course
  • Community building – Connect with other SpringForward participants in social programming, take class(es) together and engage in other team-building activities
  • Dedicated resources – Gain access to a dedicated SpringForward advisor and academic coach throughout your time at Ohio State

Apply by visiting go.osu.edu/sfapp and email springforward@osu.edu with any questions.

Selected summer offerings

English, Literature and Writing

CLAS 2220: Classical Mythology
GE Category – Literature; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

COMM 2367: Persuasive Communication
GE Category – Writing and Communication
Format – Online

COMPSTD 2301: Introduction to World Literature
GE Category – Literature; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

ENGLISH 3372: Special Topics in Science Fiction or Fantasy: The Fairy Tale and Reality
GE Category – Literature
Format – Online

PHILOS 2120: Asian Philosophies
GE Category – Literature; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – In Person

PHILOS 2465: Death and the Meaning of Life
GE Category – Literature
Format – In Person

WGSST 2215: Reading Women Writers
GE Category – Literature
Format – Online

History, Culture and Languages

ARABIC 2241: Contemporary Arab Cultures: Arts, Mass Media, Society
GE Category – Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – TBD

ENGLISH 2282: Introduction to Queer Studies
GE Category – Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
Format – In Person

FRENCH 1101.61: Beginning French I: Individualized DL
GE Category – Foreign Language
Format – Online

HISTORY 2702: Food in World History
GE Category – Historical Study; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

HISTORY 3030: History of Ohio
GE Category – Historical Study
Format – Online

ITALIAN 3798.01: The Italian City
GE Category – Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – In Person

JAPANSE 1101.02: Level One Japanese I: Summer Intensive Track
GE Category – Foreign Language
Format – In Person

RUSSIAN 2335.99: Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture
GE Category – Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

Math and Sciences

ASTRON 1141: Life in the Universe
GE Category – Natural Science
Format – In Person

BIOLOGY 1102: Human Biology
GE Category – Natural Science: Biological Science
Format – Online

BIOLOGY 1113: Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development
GE Category – Natural Science: Biological Science
Format – In Person and Online

EARTHSC 1105: Geology of the National Parks
GE Category – Natural Science
Format – Online

EARTHSC 1108: Gemstones
GE Category – Natural Science
Format – Online

EARTHSC 2203: Environmental Geoscience
GE Category – Natural Science: Physical Science
Format – In Person

ECON 4130: World Economic Development in Historical Perspective
GE Category – Historical Study; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – In Person

GEOG 1900: Extreme Weather and Climate
GE Category – Natural Science: Physical Science
Format – In Person

MATH 1148: College Algebra
GE Category – Quantitative Reasoning
Format – Online

MICRBIO 4000.01: Basic and Practical Microbiology
GE Category – Natural Science: Biological Science
Format – In Person

PHILOS 1520: Probability, Data, and Decision Making
GE Category – Data Analysis
Format – In Person

PHYSICS 1250: Mechanics, Work and Energy, Thermal Physics
GE Category – Natural Science: Physical Science
Format – In Person

STAT 1350.02: Elementary Statistics
GE Category – Data Analysis
Format – Online

Social Science

ANTHROP 2201: Introduction to Archaeology
GE Category – Diversity: Global Studies; Social Science: Individuals and Groups
Format – Online

COMM 1100: Communication in Society
GE Category – Social Science: Individuals and Groups
Format – Online

GEOG 2400: Economic and Social Geography
GE Category – Social Science: Human, Natural and Econ Resrcs; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

POLITSC 1100: Introduction to American Politics
GE Category – Social Science: Organizations & Polities
Format – Online

POLITSC 1300: Global Politics
GE Category – Social Science: Human, Natural and Econ Resrcs
Format – Online

SOCIOL 1101: Introductory Sociology
GE Category – Diversity: Social Diversity in the US; Social Science: Organizations & Polities
Format – Online

SOCIOL 2210: Sociological Aspects of Deviance
GE Category – Social Science: Individuals and Groups
Format – Online

WGSST 1110: Gender, Sex and Power
GE Category – Social Science: Individuals and Groups; Cultures and Ideas; Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
Format – Online

Visual and Performing Arts

ART 2100: Beginning Drawing
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts
Format – Hybrid

HISTART 2001: Western Art I: Ancient and Medieval Worlds
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts; Historical Study; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

HISTART 2901: Introduction to World Cinema
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – Online

ITALIAN 2055: Mafia Movies
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts
Format – Online

NELC 2244: Films of the Middle East
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts; Diversity: Global Studies
Format – TBD

THEATRE 2100: Introduction to Theatre
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts; Diversity: Social Diversity in the US
Format – Online

WGSST 2230: Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture
GE Category – Visual and Performing Arts
Format – Online

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
Hydrogeology
Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship
Marine Science
Medical Anthropology
Natural History Museum Curation
Petroleum Geology
Planetary Science
Science and Environmental Communication
Translation and Interpretation

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