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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

College of Arts and Sciences

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we have an unshakable commitment to the idea that there is great value in providing our students with an excellent liberal arts and sciences experience. As the academic heart of Ohio State, we offer unmatched breadth and excellence in the visual and performing arts, humanities, and behavioral, mathematical, natural and social sciences. With 38 departments and schools, 80 majors, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff, our students have exceptional opportunities to engage in innovative discovery and creative activities, guided by world-class faculty, in some of the most remarkable programs and learning spaces in the nation.

We provide learning opportunities designed to develop critical thinking and creativity; enhance historical awareness and ethical perspective; computational, technological and communication skills; international literacy and curiosity. We don’t just offer the tried and true; we find ways to incorporate emerging trends and issues into thoughtful academics and experiential
programming. Our faculty and students tackle real world problems, improve the quality of the human condition and create new knowledge.

The College of Arts and Sciences includes:

38 departments and schools

African American and African Studies • Anthropology • Art • Arts Administration, Education and Policy • Astronomy • Chemistry and Biochemistry • School of Communication • Comparative Studies • Classics • Dance • Design • School of Earth Sciences • East Asian Languages and Literatures • Economics • English • Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology • French and Italian • Geography • Germanic Languages and Literatures • History • History of Art • Linguistics • Mathematics • Microbiology • Molecular Genetics • School of Music • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures • Philosophy • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures • Sociology • Spanish and Portuguese • Speech and Hearing Science • Statistics • Theatre • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Centers, institutes, galleries and museums

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) • African American and African Studies Community Extension Center • Aquatic Ecology Lab • Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center • Arne Slettebak Planetarium • Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise • Biological Sciences Greenhouse • Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center • Center for Applied Plant Sciences • Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) • Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences • Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics • Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials • Center for Emergent Materials • Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies • Center for Folklore Studies • Center for Historical Research • Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) • Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CLLC) • Center for Life Sciences Education • Center for Materials Research • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies • Center for Slavic and East European Studies • Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing • Center for the Study of Religion • Center for Urban and Regional Analysis • Criminal Justice Research Center • Decision Sciences Collaborative • Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) • East Asian Studies Center • Hopkins Gallery • Humanities Institute • Institute for Materials Research • Institute for Population Research • Mathematical Biosciences Institute • Melton Center for Jewish Studies • Middle East Studies Center • Museum of Biological Diversity • Orton Geological Museum • Plant-Microbe Genomics Facility • Sports and Society Initiative • The Arts Initiative • University Press

If you have questions: Please contact a staff member.

Funds

Latina/o Studies Program Support Fund

Fund Number: 315136

Supports the Latina/o Studies Program. Funds will be used for, but not limited to, the invited speakers, collaborations with local community groups, professionalization workshops for students and student and faculty research travel.

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OSU Herbarium Fund

Fund Number: 307052

To Provide for Maintenance and Development of OSU Herbarium for Equipment and Supplies Fiscal # 9/98

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Politics Society and Law Scholars Students First Fund

Fund Number: 315034

Reports to development officer in ASC and PSL Director

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Steve South Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 315040

Established January 2015 by Steve South (BS 1968, MBA 1970), this fund will provide renewable tuition, room and board, and additional education expenses support to one undergraduate student, per year, that is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences (the College) majoring in one of the following departments: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Evolution and Ecology, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physics, and Zoology. Recipients shall be selected by the College’s executive dean, in consultation with Student Financial Aid. The student must remain in good academic standing and have financial need.

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The Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship

Fund Number: 482764

Provides scholarships to students who major or minor in Sexuality Studies with preference for, but not limited to, students who identify as LGBTQA. The purpose of this pending endowment is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to formal approval, the pending endowment may be converted to a current-use fund.

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The Culler Family Women's Glee Club Fund

Fund Number: 315121

The fund is to be used for, but not limited to, stipends, travel costs, publication, equipment and supplies, outreach, fees for conferences and for training.

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The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) Discretionary Fund

Fund Number: 315117

Supports programming presented or co-sponsored by the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU, including but not limited to lectures, colloquia, workshops, conferences, and other events.

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The Marjorie and Samuel Harris Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 482749

Need-based scholarship to 3rd student who maintains a 3.0 GPA with preference for Ohio residents who attended an Ohio high school and who incurs expenses due to a physical disability. The purpose of this pending endowment is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to formal approval, the pending endowment may be converted to a current-use fund.

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The Randy Hodson Memorial Fund

Fund Number: 315118

Awards one or more Sociology graduate students with an outstanding paper or research project in Professor Randy Hodson’s areas of research in work, power or inequality. Funds will be awarded by the department chair.

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The Sampling Advanced Mathematics for Minority Students Fund

Fund Number: 315103

To provide support for the Sampling Advanced Mathematics for Minority Students program at the discretion of the program director in consultation with the chair of mathematics

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Tim Neustadt Graduate Research Endowed Fund

Fund Number: 482766

Supports one student majoring in Greek, Latin or Modern Greek for study abroad fees and travel expenses and additional educational expenses (including books) to graduate and professional/doctoral students. Support is not renewable.

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Tim Neustadt Graduate Research Fund

Fund Number: 315113

Supports one student majoring in Greek, Latin or Modern Greek for study abroad fees and travel expenses and additional educational expenses (including books) to graduate and professional/doctoral students. Support is not renewable.

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The Ohio State Fund for the College of Arts & Sciences

Fund Number: 310982

Arts and Science Discretionary Fund

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Biological Sciences Dean's Excellence Fund

Fund Number: 302360

Provides support for all programs within the college, including undergraduate research, outreach to local schools and academic support

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College of Mathematical & Physical Sciences Advancement Fund

Fund Number: 303063

Provides the dean with discretionary resources to fund academic and research priorities that will advance the academic vision of the college

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College of the Arts Support Fund

Fund Number: 302580

Supports initiatives and priorities of the College of the Arts

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Humanities Support Fund

Fund Number: 302445

Supports academic programming in the College of Humanities

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Support Fund

Fund Number: 302453

Provides support for undergraduate programs, student recruiting, faculty research, international travel grants, the SBS alumni society and college-wide lectures

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Humanities Alumni Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 603337

Established April 4, 1997, by alumni and friends. Income provides merit scholarships to full-time undergraduates, preference given to sophomores and juniors, with a minimum 3.3 GPA and a planned study abroad program.

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College of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Scholars

Fund Number: 303734

To support the colloquium plant cell and tissue culture principles and applications

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REASONS TO SAY “THANK YOU!”

The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential.

*Gifts through February 29, 2016

“OHIO STATE TAUGHT ME THAT I HAD THE PERSEVERANCE, EVEN AS A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT, TO BE SUCCESSFUL.”

—Tamala Longaberger ’84