A&S Academic Departments
Four major programs including advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts offered in a professional and liberal arts environment which contributes to students' exposure to form, theory and practices.
The department provides a dynamic educational environment in which students learn, investigate, and apply knowledge in their chosen discipline. Majors include biology, medical laboratory sciences, environmental and field biology, forensic biology and molecular biology.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers an interactive learning environment and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Our dynamic faculty engage undergraduates in a broad range of top-level research within five disciplines: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
The Department of Communication and Theatre Studies offers degrees in Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations, with minors available in Communication Studieds, Digital Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Social Media. In addition to these academic programs the department is home to Ohio Northern's college radio station WONB-FM and ONU Cable.
The Department of Education provides prospective teachers the opportunity to experience the classroom setting beginning in the freshmen year. Education students will find a strong curriculum and experiential opportunities both developed to build the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for a successful teaching career.
English offers students a rich and rewarding experience in reading and producing texts in a variety of media. The English department uniquely offers four distinct majors: creative writing, language arts education, literature and professional writing.
English Language Programs helps students achieve proficiency in English. The Intensive English Program assists beginning-to-intermediate learners of English seeking admission to academic programs. The International Scholar Transition Program and College Composition Program assists students with mature English language skills to master the English demanded by ONU's high academic standards.
Dedicated faculty, outstanding students, and a wide range of opportunities distinguish our department. Whether it is interning in Washington, DC, studying abroad virtually anywhere in the world, or attending a presidential inauguration, our students gain experiences that not only last a lifetime, but also prepare them for a career after graduation. The department features majors in history, political science and social studies as well as minors in Asian studies, geography and public history/museum studies. The undergraduate Mock Trial and Model United Nations teams are housed in the department.
Human Performance and Sport Sciences offers the following areas of study: athletic training, exercise physiology, health education, physical education and sports management.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers majors in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, and mathematics education. We are committed to both the scholastic and professional growth of our students. Faculty members engage our students in joint research and other professional activities as early as the freshman year, while providing them with opportunities to apply their critical and analytical reasoning skills.
Offering majors in French, German and Spanish, as well as courses in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, the Department of Modern Languages provides a highly interactive and student-centered learning environment to enable students to participate in diverse cultures through study of their languages, peoples, literatures and histories. The knowledge our students gain today prepares them to meet the demands of a global tomorrow.
ONU's Music Department offers a wide variety of degree programs including the Bachelor of Music in Performance or Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Music with a number of concentrations, and the music minor. The department’s renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles offer travel opportunities including a regular rotation of international trips.
As a discipline, professional nursing builds from a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences. Ohio Northern blends the science of nursing with liberal education courses to facilitate students' understanding of complex concepts, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice of professional nursing.
The department is non-secular and reflects a serious commitment to the academic study of philosophy and religion within the liberal arts tradition. Philosophy and religion are traditional disciplines which continue to be of interest in a university because they address essential and universal human concerns.
Our students receive a strong, in-depth education in classical and modern physics. Majors are well prepared to pursue further education in graduate or professional programs, including medical physics, for teaching in high schools, or for positions in industry and government.
Our small student-to-faculty ratio and enthusiasm for teaching ensure individualized attention for all of our students and produce well-trained and professionally socialized graduates. Whether in the classroom, the field, or the laboratory, our faculty is committed to encouraging students to develop skills which translate to the real-world demands of the students’ future careers.
Do you like to build, design or take things apart to figure out how they work? Are you good at solving problems, improving designs and improvising? If so, then the Technological Studies Program at Ohio Northern University is for you!
The Theatre Arts Department offers degree programs including the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production, Dance minor, and Arts Administration minor. The theatre arts major emphasizes a liberal arts education combined with a professional program designed to produce graduates who are prepared for a lifetime of learning in a diverse and changing world. This flexible program adapts easily to individual needs and interests while maintaining professional standards.