OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]
Regional Higher Education
Bill Willan, Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education
Martin Tuck, Dean, Chillicothe Campus
Paul Abraham, Dean, Eastern Campus
James Smith, Dean, Lancaster Campus
Nicole Pennington, Dean, Southern Campus
Jenifer Cushman, Dean, Zanesville Campus
Carissa Anderson, Assistant Dean
Christine Gabriel, Records Management Associate
Rosanna Howard, Director of Operations and Budget
Regional campuses provide access to Ohio University degree programs for commuting students throughout southeastern Ohio. Students may attend classes at regional campuses in Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster, St. Clairsville, and Zanesville, and at centers in Cambridge, Pickerington, and Proctorville, or access classes through distance technologies. Students enrolled in applied management, criminal justice, communication studies, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, social work, nursing, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies can complete the entire baccalaureate degree program on a regional campus.
The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees are available on all campuses, and an array of technical programs leading to either the Associate in Applied Business or the Associate in Applied Science is available on most campuses. Students interested in pursuing other baccalaureate degrees not offered at the regional campuses can complete at least the first two years of nearly all of the baccalaureate majors available at Ohio University, before relocating to the Athens campus to complete their degrees. In many cases, students can go well beyond the first two years, and in selected programs, the entire baccalaureate degree can be completed. Regional campuses also offer, in cooperation with the Athens campus, on a rotating basis, selected graduate degree programs.
Regional campuses have an open admissions policy for high school graduates. Ohio high school graduates who can commute from home to one of the regional campuses will be admitted as regular full-time or special part-time students. This decision is based on the high school transcript, and Scholastic Aptitude Test or American College Test (preferred) scores. The regional campuses have no residence halls. Transfer students are reviewed for admission in accordance with University policy.
Ohio University Chillicothe, founded in 1946 as the first regional campus in Ohio, is located on a 100-acre campus on the western edge of Chillicothe, 45 miles south of Columbus in rural south-central Ohio. The Chillicothe campus serves students by providing the academic foundations of a university education, as well as career-oriented professional and technical programs and a variety of cultural opportunities. Among campus offerings are two-year technology programs in business management, child development, computer science technology, environmental engineering, human services, law enforcement, nursing, and office technology, as well as the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies, and baccalaureate degrees in applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, nursing, social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. Time- and site-specific master’s degrees are offered on a rotating basis.
The Ohio University Eastern campus was established in 1957 and is located in St. Clairsville. The campus consists of two buildings, Wilson Shannon Hall (1967) and the Health and Physical Education Center (1997), sitting in the midst of just over 300 acres of rolling hills in rural, eastern Ohio. Accessible directly from Interstate 70, the campus is about five miles from St. Clairsville, , 14 miles from Wheeling, West Virginia, and 34 miles from Cambridge, Ohio. The campus also provides increased access to education through the provision of online and compressed video courses. The Eastern campus offers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and all of the coursework for the following baccalaureate programs: applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, exercise physiology, health services administration, history, social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. Time- and site-specific master’s degrees are offered on a rotating basis.
The Ohio University Lancaster campus has two locations in Fairfield County, Lancaster and Pickerington, to serve students throughout central and southeast Ohio. The campus, established in 1956, serves approximately 2,600 students each semester.
The Lancaster location is situated on 113 acres along Route 37 on the northern edge of the city. The two largest buildings, Brasee Hall and Herrold Hall, house classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, faculty offices, a library, art studios, an art gallery, a gymnasium, a theatre, an exercise room, a dance studio, a student lounge, and a bookstore.
The Pickerington Center opened in 2000. It is conveniently located near Columbus to serve students in northern Fairfield County and Franklin County. Students can start work on a number of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees at the Pickerington Center. Some programs can be completed at the center, while other degree programs would require attending another campus for completion. A variety of graduate programs are offered at the Pickerington Center on a rotating basis.
Nine bachelor’s degrees and 14 associate’s degrees can be completed without leaving the Lancaster campus. Ohio University Lancaster offers associate’s degrees in accounting technology, arts, science, business management, child development, computer science, deaf studies and interpreting, electronic media, engineering, human services, individualized studies, law enforcement, and medical assisting. In addition, students can complete bachelor’s degrees in applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, health services administration, history, middle childhood education, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies.
People of all ages and all backgrounds take courses for credit and non-credit at both locations. Students, instructors, and professors believe this mix makes a vital contribution to the learning experience.
Founded in 1956, Ohio University Southern comprises five locations in Lawrence and Scioto counties that serve approximately 2,100 students each semester. At the center of the metropolitan area that forms the Tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, the Southern campus in Ironton consists of four academic buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Technology driven, the Southern campus features an on-site television studio and educational channel, an Internet-radio station, distance learning rooms, campus-wide wireless Internet coverage, PC and Mac computer labs, and a cyber cafe. In addition to the Ironton site, Ohio University Southern has four other locations. The newly-constructed Proctorville Center serves students from eastern Lawrence and Gallia counties in Ohio and those from the Huntington, West Virginia area. The Ohio Horse Park, a 184-acre equine facility located in the Scioto County village of Franklin Furnace, consists of classrooms, competition arenas, a riding barn, horse stalls, and a Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. The Ohio University Southern Child Development Center, operated in partnership with the Lawrence County Community Action Organization, is located in Hanging Rock. The Ohio University Southern Outdoor Education Center in Hecla, currently under development, will replace the Nature Center at Lake Vesuvius.
Ohio University Southern offers two-year technology programs in accounting, business management, child development, computer science, electronic media, equine studies, health, human services, law enforcement, nursing, and office technology. In addition, students can complete baccalaureate degrees in applied management, communication, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. A variety of time- and site-specific master’s degrees, as well as non-credit courses for business and industry, are offered on a rotating basis.
Founded in 1939, initially an adult education center, the Ohio University Zanesville campus was established as a regional campus in 1946. The campus enrolls approximately 2,100 students, taught by 50 resident faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members. It shares a 179-acre campus with Zane State College. Ohio University Zanesville offers the first two years of more than 100 academic majors, as well as bachelor’s degrees in applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, nursing, social work, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. In addition, the campus offers associate degrees in arts, electronic media, individualized studies, nursing, and science. Ohio University Zanesville offers a variety of master’s degrees on a rotating basis as well as non-credit courses and training for business and industry. The nationally accredited Zanesville nursing program has prepared registered nurses for more than 35 years. The campus features computer labs, a conference center, a 300-seat auditorium, a learning advancement center, a community park, and a gymnasium and fitness center. Ohio University Zanesville students participate in a variety of men’s and women’s sports.
Strategically placed on State Route 40 midway between the Zanesville and Eastern campuses, the Cambridge Center offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, as well as a slate of courses that can be used toward degree completion at one of Ohio University’s campuses.