Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH

Ohio University-Main Campus

020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
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Ohio University-Main Campus Review

A Excellent
4.2857 Based on 7 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

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.

4128 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
27
20
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
124
50
 
14
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
38
16
4
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
17
 
Health and Wellness, General
 
 
 
1
 
Health Communication
 
 
1
 
2
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
152
225
0
 
International Public Health/International Health
 
 
0
 
 
Medical/Clinical Assistant
0
 
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
0
 
 
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
 
6
 
1
 
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy
 
 
 
 
684
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
66
Physician Assistant
 
 
29
 
 
Public Health, General
 
39
9
0
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
2
2464
121
2
14

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1661 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
99
7
 
 
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
0
 
 
 
 
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
0
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
4
459
321
11
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
20
 
 
 
Customer Service Management
 
11
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
 
65
 
 
Economics, General
 
20
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
 
0
 
 
Finance, General
 
194
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
 
 
11
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
23
 
32
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
19
 
21
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
232
 
89
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
17
 
6

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1647 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
6
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
6
3
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
 
2
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
32
0
 
 
Child Development
2
 
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
6
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
23
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
0
 
 
0
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
24
 
7
Creative Writing
 
28
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
30
 
4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
134
 
 
 
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
4
 
4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
22
0
2
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
7
 
7
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
0
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
10
28
 
9
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
 
22
 
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Exercise Physiology
 
82
12
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
7
2
 
 
French Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
German Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
117
117
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
14
 
12
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
0
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
157
 
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
1
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
41
 
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
4
 
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
0
 
4
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
142
16
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
4
 
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Spanish Language and Literature
 
15
8
 
 
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
24
9
0
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
262
0
 
4
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
6
152
5
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
3
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1505 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
 
3
3
2
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
22
 
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
6
3
1
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
1
 
 
 
Clinical Psychology
 
 
4
 
9
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
42
 
0
 
East Asian Studies
 
 
 
10
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
 
 
0
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
6
 
13
 
Experimental Psychology
 
 
3
 
4
Family Resource Management Studies, General
 
4
 
 
 
French Studies
 
 
 
2
 
History, General
 
51
 
7
0
History, Other
 
 
4
5
4
Housing and Human Environments, General
 
20
 
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
73
6
 
 
Human Services, General
 
0
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
41
 
 
 
 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
 
 
1
 
0
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
 
 
 
50
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
32
12
 
 
Islamic Studies
 
 
 
3
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Latin American Studies
 
5
3
8
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
229
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
11
14
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
3
 
2
39
4
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
 
16
 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
 
 
22
 
Philosophy
 
4
2
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
89
22
6
 
Political Science and Government, Other
 
 
 
21
 
Psychology, General
 
199
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
59
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
17
 
 
Social Work
 
103
42
 
 
Sociology
 
79
9
 
 
Southeast Asian Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Urban Studies/Affairs
 
10
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
5
 
28
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

728 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
 
8
 
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
0
Chemical Engineering
 
38
1
 
9
Civil Engineering, General
 
34
29
14
4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
40
31
0
8
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
59
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
 
 
1
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
1
 
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
2
12
43
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
20
 
Industrial Engineering
 
23
9
8
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
71
 
160
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
95
8
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

525 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
 
 
85
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
26
0
 
 
Journalism
 
181
17
 
1
Photojournalism
 
29
 
 
 
Printmaking
 
 
1
 
 
Radio and Television
 
179
4
 
2
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
0
 
 
 
 

493 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
4
 
 
 
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
0
14
 
 
 
Analysis and Functional Analysis
 
 
 
0
 
Astrophysics
 
2
 
 
 
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Bioinformatics
 
 
 
4
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
4
 
 
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
9
5
 
1
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
5
 
 
6
Chemistry, General
 
35
9
 
6
Environmental Health
 
6
 
0
 
Geography
 
41
2
12
 
Geography, Other
 
7
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
27
9
 
 
Human Biology
 
 
 
0
 
Mathematics, General
 
18
17
 
6
Microbiology, General
 
3
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
3
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
13
10
 
16
Wildlife Biology
 
20
 
 
 
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
163
9
0
7

302 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
2
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
45
5
 
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
26
22
 
 
Human Computer Interaction
 
 
 
1
 
Information Technology
0
64
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
0
137
 
 
 

173 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
 
12
2
 
 
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
 
 
3
 
 
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
3
13
 
 
Commercial Photography
 
 
6
 
 
Dance, General
 
7
 
 
 
Directing and Theatrical Production
 
 
6
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
5
10
 
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
 
0
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
3
 
 
 
Graphic Design
 
23
1
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
1
 
 
 
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
 
0
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
40
15
3
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
1
2
 
 
Music Therapy/Therapist
 
 
2
 
 
Musical Theatre
 
0
 
0
 
Painting
 
1
2
 
 
Photography
 
 
1
 
 
Playwriting and Screenwriting
 
2
3
 
 
Sculpture
 
 
1
 
 
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
 
1
 
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
 
 
 
1
Voice and Opera
 
0
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
 
 
3
 

47 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
46
1
 
 

33 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
 
17
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
 
0
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
16
 
 
 
Tourism and Travel Services Management
0
 
 
 
 

10 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
 
3
 
7
 
Equestrian/Equine Studies
0
 
 
 
 

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Online Programs

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

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Analysis and Functional Analysis
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
 
 
 
Criminology
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Customer Service Management
 
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
 
 
 
Environmental Health
 
 
 
 
Equestrian/Equine Studies
 
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
 
International Public Health/International Health
 
 
 
 
Legal Studies, General
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
 
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • 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 (School of Nursing)
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
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
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
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE))
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?

4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 2004

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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5714285714286 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Physical therapy; Psychology, Class of 1991

    Varied; all ages and multiple races; varied socioeconomic backgrounds

    5 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.

    4 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

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.2857142857143 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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Health Administration, Class of 2015

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2015

    Most are phenomenal, some need updates

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.2857142857143 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

    4 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.

    5 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • “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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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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