The Ohio State University requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Ohio State accepts 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.
NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Ohio State finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Ohio State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Ohio State may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
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 language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Ohio State directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Ohio State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Ohio State.
Student Designed Majors
Ohio State allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Ohio State does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Ohio State
Ohio State offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring 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.
✅ 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.
✅ Ohio State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
✅ Ohio State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Students at Ohio State are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Ohio State does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the William Oxley Thompson Library and there are 11 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Ohio State does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is 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.
Does Ohio State have any ROTC programs?
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
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