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Athens, OH, 020 Chubb Hall
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Ohio University-Main Campus is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 29,157 students and offering 291 degrees in Athens, OH.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Ohio University-Main Campus.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Healthcare
3,465 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
10
26
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
80
21
9
Dietetics/dietitian
21
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
1
6
Gerontology
22
Health Communication
0
0
1
Health/health Care Administration/management
174
175
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
81
3
Medical Assistant
0
Nursing Administration
11
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
6
Osteopathic Medicine/osteopathy
125
Physical Therapy/therapist
40
Registered Nurse
59
2,419
175
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,330 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
3
Art Studies
45
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
7
6
Child Development
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
23
Communication Sciences and Disorders
1
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
14
3
Creative Writing
12
Curriculum and Instruction
15
11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
131
Educational Evaluation and Research
3
1
Educational/instructional Technology
7
0
8
Educational Leadership and Administration
21
9
Elementary Education and Teaching
0
English Language and Literature
41
10
8
English/language Arts Teacher Education
1
French Language and Literature
11
1
French Language Teacher Education
3
German Language and Literature
1
German Language Teacher Education
0
Health and Physical Education/fitness
123
108
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
1
3
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Latin Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
44
32
Mathematics Teacher Education
1
Reading Teacher Education
22
Russian Language and Literature
2
1
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
1
Secondary Education and Teaching
141
19
0
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
12
1
Social Studies Teacher Education
2
Spanish Language and Literature
18
11
Spanish Language Teacher Education
5
Special Education and Teaching
29
9
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
212
2
3
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
127
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,257 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
2
African Studies
0
17
6
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
0
Anthropology
19
Asian Studies/civilization
6
7
2
Clinical Psychology
6
11
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
13
3
East Asian Studies
6
European Studies/civilization
3
8
Experimental Psychology
5
3
Family Resource Management Studies
0
History
52
History
5
4
4
Housing and Human Environments
17
Human Development and Family Studies
57
1
Humanities/humanistic Studies
10
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
2
2
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
14
International Relations and Affairs
10
15
Islamic Studies
4
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
7
10
5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
235
Linguistics
5
16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
7
0
42
1
Museology/museum Studies
9
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
1
Philosophy
6
4
Political Science
87
35
13
Psychology
193
Public Administration
20
Religion/religious Studies
0
Social Sciences
3
Social Work
85
34
Sociology
103
6
Southeast Asian Studies
1
1
Urban Studies/affairs
2
Women's Studies
2
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
1,139 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
83
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
0
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
0
Business Administration and Management
1
274
226
Business/managerial Economics
33
Economics
34
55
Finance
144
Financial Planning and Services
9
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
16
8
International Business
17
18
Marketing/marketing Management
152
50
Organizational Communication
0
14
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Communication and Media
456 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
1
Communication and Media Studies
17
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
26
Journalism
209
16
3
Photojournalism
29
Printmaking
1
4
Radio and Television
136
11
2
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/technician
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
412 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
4
Chemical Engineering
35
4
12
5
Civil Engineering
40
11
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
23
9
7
Engineering
3
Engineering
41
Environmental Studies
1
9
38
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
5
Industrial Engineering
15
10
Industrial Technology/technician
57
Mechanical Engineering
70
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
339 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
12
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology
1
9
Astrophysics
1
Bioinformatics
2
Biology
6
Botany
19
4
1
Cellular and Molecular Biology
4
5
Chemistry
26
2
9
Environmental Health
9
Geography
32
5
1
Geology/earth Science
14
10
Mathematics
14
12
2
Mathematics and Statistics
0
Microbiology
2
Neuroscience
0
Physics
7
10
9
Wildlife Biology
14
Zoology
91
3
0
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
293 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
0
Computer Science
35
6
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
24
15
Information Technology
89
Management Information Systems
4
120
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
183 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
10
10
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
1
3
Cinematography and Film/video Production
0
19
Commercial Photography
7
Dance
9
Directing and Theatrical Production
3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
6
12
Fine Arts
2
Graphic Design
15
0
Keyboard Instruments
0
Music History, Literature, and Theory
0
0
Music Performance
27
17
Music Theory and Composition
4
3
Music Therapy/therapist
2
Painting
2
4
Photography
1
4
Playwriting and Screenwriting
2
3
Sculpture
0
3
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
0
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
2
Visual and Performing Arts
8
Voice and Opera
0
Writing
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
60 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
10
Police Science
4
Criminology
46
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
42 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/management
29
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
28 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
28
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Agriculture
2 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
2
Equestrian/equine Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Ohio University-Main Campus.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
Civil Engineering
Criminology
Educational/instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering
English Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/fitness
Health/health Care Administration/management
Humanities/humanistic Studies
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Bachelors of Science in Communication focus in Digital Media, Class of 2012

There's a lot of groups on social media. A few groups on campus in finding jobs in my field.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2004

encouraged extracurricular activities and internships to help network within field prior to graduation

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Physical therapy; Psychology, Class of 1991

Varied; all ages and multiple races; varied socioeconomic backgrounds

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Science in Communication focus in Digital Media, Class of 2012

Great academic school, but always a ranked party school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Studies, Class of 2005

This question is too general for me to give a substantial answer. It depends on the college/department, not too mention there's a large student body

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Bachelors of Science in Communication focus in Digital Media, Class of 2012

The facilities were really nice the only knock was the dorms were old. However, since the dorms have improved

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Administration, Class of 2015

There are new buildings consistently being built, the library is outdated however

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2015

Most are phenomenal, some need updates

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Bachelors of Science in Communication focus in Digital Media, Class of 2012

Going to games to watch the band and watching basketball

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2015

Too many to list. Ohio University students are involved in hundreds of unique groups and take part in many popular activities.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Ohio University-Main Campus Business Program
UDC Contributor

Behind every successful sports team is a different kind of team—management. As a sports administrator you’ll take charge of promoting, fundraising, and planning for teams and sports-related companies. And, by getting involved in real-world projects, students in OU’s MSA program are ready for the task before they step into the field. Class of 2016 students got to take on the role of consultants for major companies like Gatorade and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. They suggested new strategies on processes such as selling tickets and running events. And if you choose the MSA program, you will, too. This real-world activity is here to stay; it will become an annual project for MSA students. You may even get to strut your stuff in case competitions and win some serious career credibility. And, of course, a well-deserved cash prize. A team of four OU students competed in the 2016 Society for American Baseball Research Conference case competition, beating teams from schools including New York University and Syracuse University. That speaks volumes for an OU education. But the proof is in its alumni. After graduation, 2015 graduates landed jobs with the NCAA, PGA Championship, and Cincinnati Bengals. You don’t need a terrific golf swing to have an incredible sports career, you just need the right degree.

Featured Alumni Review
Timmon
Bachelor's in Communication, Class of 2015

U I was involved in the athletics program at OU, playing softball for four years. I absolutely loved that right away I was thrown into a group of girls that immediately became my family. Just like joining a sorority, you had girls that started out as strangers and became sisters. Every person in the athletic department wanted to see you succeed and they would do whatever they could to help you, whether it was in the classroom or on the field! I also loved my major because there were so many directions I could go with it. The classes were diverse, and I could add whatever I wanted to my schedule. I took Communication in the Workplace and liked it so much that I picked up a minor in management. My classes really helped me figure out what I was passionate about and how I could relate it to life after college.

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Briagenn
Bachelor's in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Class of 2015

U Hands down, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was the best organization I could have joined at OU. I entered my freshman year as a journalism student, but I wasn’t really sure what my career options would look like after graduation. PRSSA provided me with tons of insight, real-world experience and truly incredible, life-long friends (shoutout to Cidnye and Kerry!). There was a great, friendly rivalry among my PR friends that kept us super motivated, but at the same time, insanely happy for each other's successes. We went on networking trips to NYC, Charlotte, and Columbus, Ohio, which further helped to cement our bonds. If it wasn’t for my involvement with PRSSA—along with my three-month required PR internship that I completed with LaunchSquad in NYC—I wouldn’t have the job I have today or even be living on my own in Chicago. But my one piece of advice is: Don't spread yourself too thin! Find one or two organizations that you love, and give them your all.

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Will
Bachelor's in Management Information Systems, Class of 2015

U OU does a great job of starting you off in a core group of classes related to your major. For example, students in the College of Business complete the Business Cluster. It's a combination of four classes (marketing, management information systems, finance, and management) that include three group projects. For the group projects, we worked in teams to evaluate different real-life business cases. They were challenging and we occasionally had some long, stressful nights. But the year-round intramural sports and festivals, like Halloween in the fall and Homecoming in the spring, were great ways to relieve stress and have fun during the year. The student life made it easy to make friends who you could study with or hit the town with.

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Samantha
Bachelor's in Communication, Class of 2015

U I was involved with the club soccer team for a few years at OU. It helped me meet a lot of new people and get out of my comfort zone, especially during my freshmen and sophomore years when I didn't know anyone. The older girls took us young ones in and made us feel involved. We developed close relationships while doing something we loved and representing Ohio University all across the Midwest. The team also taught me a lot of what I now know about the Athens community. As time went on, I started to feel like I could walk down Court Street and say hi to at least 10 people in one walk—people I was friends with, had a class with, or knew through a mutual friend. That was one of the best things to me about OU. Even though it is a larger campus, the atmosphere isn’t that of one. It's hard to describe in words, but there is something magical about the Athens community that makes you feel alive.

Questions and Answers about Ohio University-Main Campus

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Ohio University-Main Campus? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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“Don’t have a cow, man.” Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson on The Simpsons, is one of the many well-known people who went to OU. You may not know Ed O’Neill by name, but you know him by his sitcom characters. He’s Jay Pritchett in Modern Family, a.k.a. the counterpart to Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria. He also played beer-drinking shoe salesman Al Bundy on Married With Children in the 90s. O’Neill actually went to OU on a football scholarship, so Al Bundy’s recollections of his football star days might be more than coincidence. Other OU alumni you’ve seen on T.V. include Today Show Co-Anchor Matt Lauer, former CNN Anchor Martin Savage, and notable 50s and 60s film actor Paul Newman. If you don’t know Newman for Cool Hand Luke, then you know him for his salad dressings and other foods. Hungry for more examples of famous Bobcats? Check out this by-no-means-exhaustive list of inspiring alumni.

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What is the campus setting like?
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OU is old. Really old. As in, one of the oldest public universities in the country. And that’s one of the elements that make it so unique. It’s got that quaint, old-timey university feel stirred up by the Federalist and Georgian-style architecture (you know, classic brick with decorative trim). Pass the iron front gate, or the Class Gateway, and you’re on College Green. Like any university, it’s where many of the student activities and just plain hanging out happens. But this space is also surrounded by some of the more vintage campus buildings. Just looking at Cutler Hall triggers visions of traveling on horseback and reading by candlelight. Don’t worry, the buildings are equipped with electricity these days. Newest to join Campus Recreation’s offerings is Walter Fieldhouse, which opened in 2014. In fact, that’s 200 years after the university first opened. The Fieldhouse contains an AstroTurf field for football practices, a running track, and pole vault pits. The dining centers at Shively Hall and Nelson Court look historic on the outside, but their menus are nothing short of progressive. PETA named OU one of the most vegan friendly campuses in the nation. You can enjoy Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, and home style cuisine made with or without animal products, depending on your preference. Also in 2014, OU began construction on four brand new residence halls. Word has it you can expect suite-style living and more outdoor recreational spaces. That’s good news for future resident students! OU is rooted in history but growing boldly into the future, just like you.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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This old public university is by no means lacking in present-day program delivery. Students can complete 12 programs without ever going to campus. If you’re new to college, you can get started by enrolling in an associate’s degree program. The programs cover general study areas—arts and humanities, social sciences, science, business management technology, individualized studies—so each serves as a great foundation for continuing to study at the bachelor’s level. And you don’t have to leave the OU community to earn your bachelor’s, either. You can choose from seven online bachelor’s degree completion programs. This means you need to have already completed an associate’s degree or have earned enough credit hours to enroll in a program. You can choose from applied communication, customer service, technical and applied studies, RN-to-BSN (nursing), applied management, technical operations management, and criminal justice. So you can build the skills to manage, serve, or keep the peace from anywhere. If you’re an Ohio native, note that OU has regional campus locations throughout the state. Whether you live in the south, center, east, or northwest, there may be a campus near you. Explore the regional campuses.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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OU’s NCAA Division I Bobcats tout joyful traditions, nine stellar venues, and championship-winning skills. It gets a little bit loud at Peden Stadium. Every time Ohio scores a touchdown, you’ll hear the booming blast of an 1800’s-style military cannon. Also, Ohio’s Marching 110 deserves a little recognition for bringing the heat during its hilarious and impressive halftime performances. They’ve rocked songs like “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” and “Gangnam Style,” which get everyone excited for good ol’ opposing team beatdowns. OU football has made appearances in bowl games each year since 2009. And in 2016 alone, the NFL drafted four players from OU. On the conference level, the volleyball and baseball teams have achieved victories. Volleyball has won eight championships, and baseball has won 15 conference championships. Interested in intramurals? OU students currently play soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, racquetball, badminton, flag football, broomball, and floor hockey. So you have plenty of ways to pounce on your competition like the Bobcat that you are.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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OU offers everything from two-year degrees to Ph.D.’s, so it’s a fitting place for students of all levels and aspirations. It’s also a university with high research activity. Regardless of your academic year, you can work with professors on research projects. You just need to take the initiative. There are over 40 centers and institutes where the research focuses run the gamut: nanoelectronics to avionics, biotechnology to child psychology. The OU community celebrated big breakthroughs in 2016. One team of scientists and a graduate student found a new species of dinosaur, Machairoceratops cronusi, in southern Utah. Another team discovered that, with early intervention, it may be possible to restore normal functioning to diabetic cells in the pancreas. So getting to work on research with an OU research group sometimes leads to widespread recognition and impact. And you might play a crucial part in it! If you like individual attention, OU also offers another unique way to learn: Honors Tutorial College, or HTC for short. Each semester HTC students take one or more small group or one-on-one ‘tutorial’ class. Forget passive lectures. Instead, you’ll learn through intimate student-to-professor and peer-to-peer conversations. You will also pick a topic to study closely in your tutorial classes, and it’ll grow into the subject of a senior project. HTC allows you to take control of your learning, explore unique interests, and build your resume at the same time. What have you got to lose?

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