Dec 03, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Organization and Accreditation

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Ohio University offers curricula in more than 250 undergraduate majors leading to bachelor’s or associate’s degrees through nine colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health Sciences and Professions, Honors Tutorial, and University. Programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies, eLearning OHIO, the Graduate College, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and Regional Higher Education. The Graduate College coordinates graduate study at Ohio University.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the University hold individual accreditations as listed below. Additional information is available from the office of each college’s dean.

The following list of colleges and areas includes degrees, accrediting agencies, and schools and departments.

Center for International Studies

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

College of Arts and Sciences

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; preprofessional curricula; and preparation for teaching at the secondary level.

American Psychological Association
Council on Social Work Education

African American Studies
Biological Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classics and World Religions
Environmental and Plant Biology
Geological Sciences
Modern Languages
Ohio Program of Intensive English
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Sociology and Anthropology
Women’s and Gender Studies

College of Business

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences degrees.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—The International Association of Management Education

Management Information Systems
Sports Administration

College of Fine Arts

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theater

Dance, Film, and Theater
Interdisciplinary Arts

College of Health Sciences and Professions

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies; Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health; Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology; Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Health; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Occupational Hygiene and Safety; Bachelor of Social Work; and entry–level graduate curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council
National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission

Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of
Nursing, School of
Rehabilitation and Communication Disorders, School of
Social and Public Health, Department of

eLearning OHIO

eLearning OHIO offers innovative alternative educational opportunities and experiences for traditional and nontraditional students, including those who may not be able to come to an Ohio University campus.

Opportunities abound through eLearning to earn college credit, a degree, continuing education units (CEUs), or study something of interest. eLearning works to deliver educational opportunities that integrate life, work, and learning to students of all ages in various locations.

Graduate College

Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Communication Technology and Policy, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Health Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Sports Administration, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Certificate programs are also offered in the areas of Conservation Biology*, Contemporary History*, Geographic Information Science, Gerontology, Health Care Services Administration, Health Policy, Music Performance, and Women’s Studies*. (See the Graduate Catalog for specific programs and majors.)

*participants in these certificate programs must be concurrently admitted to a graduate degree program as a degree–seeking student.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Offers a four–year medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog) and postdoctoral programs in family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.

American Osteopathic Association.

Honors Tutorial College

A renowned degree–granting college with 36 programs of study. Honors Tutorial College students undergo a rigorous and exhilarating academic experience that combines a set of tutorials, upper–division classes, and selected graduate courses. In order to allow students to pursue this challenging form of undergraduate education, Honors Tutorial College students are exempt from General Education requirements, except English composition. A high percentage of the students in this college enter graduate or professional school. You may request consideration for admission to the Honors Tutorial College and must indicate a program of study at the time of application.

Patton College of Education

Curricula leading to the Associate in Applied Science; Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Education degree; Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; and Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Counseling and Higher Education
Educational Studies
Human and Consumer Sciences
Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
Teacher Education 

Regional Higher Education

Curricula leading to the Associate in Applied Business, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, and Bachelor of Science in Technical and Applied Studies.

Eastern (St. Clairsville)
Southern (Ironton)

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Curricula leading to the Associate in Applied Science; Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology and Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degrees.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
National Association of Industrial Technology

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering Technology and Management
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Scripps College of Communication

Curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism, and Visual Communication degrees.

Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication

Communication Studies
Information and Telecommunication Systems
Media Arts and Studies
Visual Communication

University College

College for students who have not decided on a major. Two–year programs leading to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies degrees. Four–year programs leading to the Bachelor of Specialized Studies and Bachelor of Criminal Justice degrees. Two–and four–year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs leading to commissions in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.


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