Course Offerings

Popular Courses for Academy Students

Students may enroll in a wide range of courses. Most students select courses that are a part of the general education curriculum at Ohio State. Popular courses include:

  • Foreign languages (including Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and many more)
  • Math 
  • Natural Sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Anthropology
  • Educational psychology (including Learning and Motivation: Strategies for Success in College)

Explore more courses available at Ohio State through the new course catalog and master schedule class search.

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Academic Areas of Interest

Visit the individual academic department websites to learn more about courses, faculty, prerequisites and placement testing.

Featured Online Course Offerings

Ohio State offers a large number of outstanding online course offerings via the Columbus campus, including courses in environmental science, calculus, political science, psychology, social work, and statistics. Ohio State’s online course offerings allow students the flexibility of taking well designed, rigorous courses from any location in Ohio without needing to travel to Columbus.

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Special Opportunity: The John Glenn College of Public Affairs High School Internship Program

Are you interested in Public Policy? Want to know how to get involved in a public service career? Looking for a way to make a difference in the world? The John Glenn High School Internship Program may be right for you.

The John Glenn College’s Internship Program is a unique public service internship program. High School students enroll in the fall semester of their senior year and gain first-hand public service in Ohio while also enrolled in a weekly seminar course. These combined experiences allow students to connect a hands on learning experience with the academic study of Public Policy. Students volunteer in an internship with government, non-profits, university positions and other public service organizations. The Introduction to Public Policy course focuses on public policy and service impact on social issues in the US.

The John Glenn College at Ohio State honors the legacy of the late Senator Glenn. John Glenn led a life of service, and encouraged high school and college students to pursue public service as a career. He credited his high school civics teacher with inspiring his devotion to public service.

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Pathways

The following pathways show just some of the options for students and are not limits to what students can take. For example, a student wishing to enroll in a social science course may choose from approximately 100 courses that meet the general education requirements.
 

15-Credit Pathway (Non-STEM Students)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
English 1110 – First-Year English Composition 3 History of Art 2001 – Western Art I: Ancient and Medieval Worlds 3
Psychology 1100 – Introduction to Psychology 3 Classics 1101 – Introduction to Classical Literature 3
Statistics 1350 – Elementary Statistics 3    


15-Credit Pathway (STEM-Focused Students)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
English 1110 – First Year English Composition 3 Chemistry 1210 – General Chemistry I 5
Math 1151 – Calculus I 5 Political Science 1300 – Global Politics 3


15-Credit Pathway (Pre-Health Professions)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
Bioethics 2000 – Theory and Foundations of Bioethics 3 HDFS 2400 – Life Span Human Development 3
EEOB 2520 – Human Physiology 3 HTHRHSC 2530 – The Evolving Art and Science of Medicine 3
English 3361 – Narrative and Medicine 3    


30-Credit Pathway (Non-STEM Students)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
English 1110 – First Year English Composition 3 CSFRST 2374 – Twentieth Century Fashion and Beyond 3
Economics 2001 – Principles of Microeconomics 3 Economics 2002 – Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Statistics 1430 – Statistics for the Business Sciences 3 German 2256 – Fan Fiction: From Homer to Harry Potter 3
Art 2100 – Visual Studies: Beginning Drawing 3 Philosophy 1100 – Introduction to Philosophy 3
Spanish 1103 – Spanish III 4 Biology 1101 – Introductory Biology 4


30-Credit Pathway (STEM-Focused Students)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
English 1110 – First Year English Composition 3 Chemistry 1210 – General Chemistry I 5
Math 1151 – Calculus I 5 Classics 2301 – Classical Archaeology 3
AEDECON 2580 – Feast or Famine - The Global Business of Food 3 Japanese 2451 – Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Spanish 1103 – Spanish III 4 Math 1152 – Calculus II 5


30-Credit Pathway (Pre-Health Professions, not Pre-Med)

AUTUMN SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE NAME HOURS COURSE NAME HOURS
English 1110 – First Year English Composition 3 Biology 1110 – Biology for the Health Sciences 5
Math 1151 – Calculus I 5 STAT 2480 – Statistics for the Life Sciences 3
Bioethics 2010 – Ethics of Biomedical Research 3 PBHLTH 2010 – Introduction to Global Health 3
Spanish 1103 – Spanish III 4 German 2254 – Grimms' Fairy Tales and their Afterlives 3
Music 2252 – History of Rock'n'Roll 3