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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for undergraduate and graduate education and research at The Ohio State University. With 39 departments and schools, 80 majors, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff, we are a unique university community that encourages dynamic conversations, fosters broad collaborations, and creates an environment of lifelong learning.

As one of America’s largest research universities, Ohio State's students have exceptional opportunities to conduct hands-on research side-by-side with renowned artists, scholars, andscientists. Across all disciplines in the arts and sciences, new facilities and initiatives are taking researchers and scholars where they could not go before, allowing them to find answers to problems long thought unsolvable. Our faculty and students tackle real world problems, improve the quality of thehuman condition, and create new knowledge.

The College of Arts and Sciences includes:

39 schools and departments

African American and African Studies • Anthropology • Art • Art Education • Astronomy • Biochemistry • Chemistry • School of Communication • Comparative Studies • Dance • Design • School of Earth Sciences • East Asian Languages and Literature • Economics • English • Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology • French and Italian • Geography • Germanic Languages and Literatures • Greek and Latin • 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 Literatures • Sociology • Spanish and Portuguese • Speech and Hearing Science • Statistics • Theatre • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

33 centers and institutes

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) • African American & African Studies Community Extension Center (AAASCEC) • Aquatic Ecology Lab • Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center • Arts Initiative at Ohio State • Biological Sciences Greenhouses • Byrd Polar Research Center • Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies • Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) • Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) • Center for Cognitive Science • Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics • Center for Electronic & Magnetic Nanoscale Composite Multifunctional Materials • Center for Emergent Materials • Center for Energy and the Environment • Center for Folklore Studies • Center for Historical Research • Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) • 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 (CURA) • Climate, Water and Carbon Program • Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) • Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) • East Asian Studies Center • Foreign Language Center • Urban Arts Space • Ohio State Planetarium • Initiative in Population Research (IPR)

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The Ohio State Fund for the College of Arts & Sciences

Fund Number: 310982

Arts and Science Discretionary Fund

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

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

College of the Arts Support Fund

Fund Number: 302580

Supports initiatives and priorities of the College of the Arts

Humanities Support Fund

Fund Number: 302445

Supports academic programming in the College of Humanities

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

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.

College of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Scholars

Fund Number: 303734

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

Robert Stocklin Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 312638

Provide financial support for students at Ohio State who have financial need, are from Ohio, and getting their BS in the sciences.

The Gim and Jan Jay Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 603435

Established May 1, 1986, by John C. Jay. Income provides scholarships for students of Asian descent seeking careers in the visual or performing arts.

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Support Fund

Fund Number: 312976

Used to give mini-grants to support research projects of undergraduate projects of undergraduate biological sciences majors participating in research in a faculty lab

The Sara Jane Pyne Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Visual Arts

Fund Number: 605953

Established April 3, 1981, with her bequest. Income provides scholarships for deserving students in the following visual arts departments: Art, Art Education, History of Art and Industrial, Interior & Visual Communication Design.


Fund Number: 309624

Unrestricted Support of the College as Determined by the Dean of The College of The Arts

Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund in the College of the Arts

Fund Number: 646809

Established February 7, 2003, from her estate through The Foundation. Income provides need-based scholarships to undergraduates/graduates with a major or specialized interestin the Departments of Art, Art Education, History of Art, Theatre or Dance. Unu sed income is reinvested to principal.

Arts and Sciences General Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 312966

Scholarships for arts and sciences students with preference for interdisciplinary studies

Arts and Sciences Students First Students Now Fund

Fund Number: 313137

Provides scholarships and emergency funds to students in Arts and Sciences who need immediate financial help

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Recruitment and Diversity Fund

Fund Number: 313904

Funds will be used by the Arts and Sciences Office of Strategic Recruitment and Diversity Initiative to realize its opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate student engagement and retention. Fund will assist the office in its recruitment, retention, and engagement of underrepresented students in one of its programs and assist in providing opportunities for students which will include, but not be limited to, local, national, and international academic trips, undergraduate research, and peer mentor stipends.

Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts Community Outreach Fund

Fund Number: 482501

Fund provides financial suport, awarded by director of Arts Initiative in consultation with ASC exec dean, to enable programming of student performances or professional groups working with OSU across the performing arts. This fund is currently a pending endowment, the purpose of which is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to such approval, the pending endowment also may be converted to a current use fund.

Barnett - Sullivant Hall Renovation Fund

Fund Number: 313901

Funds shall be used to renovate Sullivant Hall and to name a new center to be located in the newly renovated building. The center shall be known as the "Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise" for the life of the center. In addition, funds shall be used to officially name the "Barnett Conference Room" and the "Barnett Theatre" inside the renovated Sullivant Hall designated to re-open in fall 2013.

Barry M. Horstman Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 482437

Established in memory of Barry M. Horstman, to provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. The fund will convert to current use if not fully endowed in 5 years. This fund is currently a pending endowment, the purpose of which is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to such approval, the pending endowment also may be converted to a current use fund.

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