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Ohio State Academics

The Ohio State University requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

Ohio State does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Ohio State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 86% of students who started college at Ohio State complete all the credits required within six years.

Ohio State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Ohio State?

Ohio State has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Ohio State

When choosing a major, Ohio State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Ohio State below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Ohio State does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Ohio State Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Ohio State offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Ohio State Have An Online Program?

Ohio State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Ohio State Give Credit for AP Classes?

Ohio State offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Ohio State Have An Honors Program?

Ohio State does not offer an honors program, but does have a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. .

Does Ohio State Require Internships?

Ohio State does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Ohio State has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Ohio State include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Ohio State

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Ohio State does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Ohio State Majors & Subject Areas

Agricultural Economics
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science
Livestock Management
Food Science
Plant Sciences, General
Horticultural Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Architecture
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Education, General
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Special Education and Teaching, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Technical Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Engineering, Other
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Modern Greek Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Arabic Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Law
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Biophysics
Botany/Plant Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Anatomy
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Microbiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Entomology
Molecular Genetics
Vision Science/Physiological Optics
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology
Biostatistics
Ecology
Neuroscience
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Computational Mathematics
Statistics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Psychology, General
Experimental Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Criminology
Economics, General
Geography
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Audiology/Audiologist
Dentistry
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medicine
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Optometry
Pharmacy
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Public Health, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Actuarial Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
Insurance
History, General
History, Other

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Total Enrollment

61,391

Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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$31,627

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