Online Courses

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.

To see an up-to-date list of available courses, as well as more course details, follow these steps:

  1. Go to classes.osu.edu
  2. Type a space in the search bar and hit return/enter
  3. Using the active filters select the following and the list will automatically populate:
    • Term: Select the term you want to view
    • Campus: Select Columbus
    • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning

Current students may also find online course availability through Class Search (SIS) on BuckeyeLink (using the same search criteria as above.)

Please note: This list is subject to change as classes may fill throughout the scheduling process.


Descriptors listed in parentheses after each course indicate the following:

GE:                Course fulfills OSU's General Education Requirements
Level One:    Course allowed to be taken by CCP students regardless of amount of college credit hours earned
Level Two:    Course only allowed to be taken by CCP students that have earned 15 or more college credit hours
Has Prereq:  Course has specific qualifications that must be fulfilled before a student can enroll (check course description for details)

Online Courses for Spring 2020 Columbus Campus

AEDECON 2105 - Managerial Records and Analysis (Level 2, Has Prereq)

AFAMAST 1121 - African Civilizations to 1870 (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

AFAMAST 2367.04 - Black Women Writers: Text and Context (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

AGRCOMM 2367 - Agricultural Issues in Contemporary Society (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

ANIMSCI 2200.01 - Introductory Animal Sciences (GE, Level 2)

ANIMSCI 2200.03 - Animal Systems (Level 2)

ANIMSCI 3150 - Principles of Genetic Improvement (Level 2, Has Prereq)

ANTHROP 1100 - Introduction to Anthropology (GE, Level 2)

ANTHROP 2200 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

ANTHROP 2201 - Introduction to Archaeology (GE, Level 1)

ANTHROP 2202 - An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (GE, Level 1)

ARTEDUC 1600 - Art and Music Since 1945 (GE, Level 1)

ARTEDUC 2367.01 - Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

ARTEDUC 2367.03 - Criticizing Television (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

ARTSSCI 2120 - Information Search, Evaluation and Use (Level 2)

ARTSSCI 2121 - Academic Online Research (Level 2)

ARTSSCI 3142.01 - Online Research and the Science Literature (Level 2)

AVIATN 2000 - Introduction to the Aviation Industry (Level 1)

AVIATN 2300 - Aircraft Performance and Weather (Level 1, Has Prereq)

BIOETHC 2000 - Theory and Foundations of Bioethics (GE, Level 1)

BIOLOGY 1102 - Human Biology (GE, Level 1)

BUSML 2223 - Professional Sales Readiness (Level 2)

CHEM 1100 - Chemistry and Society (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

COMM 1100 - Communication in Society (GE, Level 1)

COMM 1101 - History of Communication (GE, Level 2)

COMM 2110 - Principles of Effective Public Speaking (Level 2)

COMM 2131 - Business and Professional Speaking (Level 2)

COMM 2367 - Persuasive Communication (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

COMM 3325 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (Level 2)

COMM 3415 - Sports, Mass Media & Society (Level 2)

COMM 3444 - Advertising and Society (Level 2)

COMM 3450 - Media and Citizenship (Level 2)

COMM 3466 - Communication and Popular Culture (Level 2)

COMM 3558 - Social Media (Level 2)

CONSCI 2910 - Consumer Problems and Perspectives (GE, Level 2)

CSCFFS 2260 - Family Financial Management (Level 2)

CSFRST 2300 - Branding in Fashion, Hospitality and Sport Industries (Level 2)

CSFRST 2370 - Aesthetics of Fashion & Retail (Level 2)

CSFRST 2374 - Twentieth Century Fashion and Beyond (GE, Level 2)

CSHSPMG 2200 - Intro to Healthcare Environmental and Hospitality Services (Level 2)

CSHSPMG 2810 - Hotel Management Practicum (Level 2, Has Prereq)

CSHSPMG 3730 - Food Service Management Practicum (Level 1, Has Prereq)

DANCE 3401 - Dance in Popular Culture (GE, Level 2)

ECON 2001.01 - Principles of Microeconomics (GE, Level 1)

ECON 2002.01 - Principles of Macroeconomics (GE, Level 1)

ECON 4001.01 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Level 2, Has Prereq)

EDUTL 2368 - Introduction to Children's Literature (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

EDUTL 2820 - Creativity & the Arts in Early Childhood Development/Education (Level 2)

EDUTL 3356 - Literature for Adolescents (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

EDUTL 4174 - Family Participation in Early Childhood School Programs (Level 1)

EDUTL 4303 - Linguistic Diversity in Education (Level 2)

ENGLISH 1110.01 - First-Year English Composition (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

ENGLISH 3271 - Structure of the English Language (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

ENR 2100 - Introduction to Environmental Science (GE, Level 1)

ENR 3300 - Introduction to Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife (Level 2, Has Prereq)

ENR 3900 - Sustainability Metrics (Level 2, Has Prereq)

ENTMLGY 1350 - The Biology of Hope and Belief (GE, Level 2)

ENTMLGY 4600 - Introduction to Insect Science (Level 2, Has Prereq)

ENTMLGY 4607 - Veterinary Entomology (Level 2)

ESEPSY 1159 - Online Learning Strategies and Skills (Level 2)

ESEPSY 1259 - Individual Learning & Motivation: Strategies for Success in College (Level 1)

ESEPSY 2309 - Psychological Perspectives on Education (Level 2)

ESLTECH 2011 - Keys to Academic Success for Online Learners (Level 1)

ESSPED 2650 - Introduction to Young Children with Exceptionalities (Level 2)

FDSCTE 1110 - Chocolate Science (Level 2)

FDSCTE 1120 - Wine and Beer in Western Culture (Level 2)

FDSCTE 1140 - Kitchen Science (Level 2, Has Prereq)

FDSCTE 1150 - Caffeine Science (Level 2)

FDSCTE 2200 - The Science of Food (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

FDSCTE 4597.02 - Food and Health Controversies in the 21st Century (GE, Level 2)

FRENCH 1101.61 - Beginning French I: Individualized DL (GE, Level 1)

FRENCH 1102.61 - Beginning French II: Individualized DL  (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

FRENCH 1103.61 - Beginning French III: Individualized DL (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

GEOG 2750 - World Regional Geography (GE, Level 1)

GERMAN 1101.61 - Beginning German I (Self-Paced Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1)

GERMAN 1102.61 - Beginning German II (Self-Paced Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

GERMAN 1103.61 - Beginning German III (Self-Paced Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

HCS 2270 - Historical Perspectives on Golf Course Design and Management (Level 2)

HCS 2501 - Basic Golf Club Design and Repair (Level 2)

HCS 3320 - Plant Propagation: The Manipulation of Plant Reproduction (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HCS 3370 - Sports Turf Management (Level 2)

HCS 4300 - Hydroponic Crop Production (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HDFS 2200 - Family Development (GE, Level 2)

HDFS 2239 - Land-Grant Universities: Mission and Leadership (Level 2)

HDFS 2350 - Parenting (GE, Level 2)

HDFS 2367 - American Family Issues (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HDFS 2400 - Life Span Human Development (GE, Level 1)

HDFS 2410 - Child Development (GE, Level 1)

HDFS 2810 - Developing Age Appropriate Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers (Level 2)

HDFS 3189.01 - Field Work with Targeted Populations: Children (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HDFS 3440 - Human Sexuality (GE, Level 2)

HDFS 3450 - Managing and Supporting Behavior in Social Contexts (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HDFS 3620 - Intervention and Prevention Practices: Development & Evaluation (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HDFS 3800 - Professional Development (Level 2)

HISTART 2001 - Western Art I: Ancient and Medieval Worlds (GE, Level 1)

HISTART 2901 - Introduction to World Cinema (GE, Level 2)

HISTORY 1102 - Latin American Civilizations since 1825 (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 1211 - Western Civilization to the 17th Century (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 1212 - Western Civilization, 17th Century to Present (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 1682 - World History from 1500 to the Present (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2065 - Colonialism at the Movies: American History in Film (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2125 - The History of Latin America Through Film (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2351 - Early Islamic Society, 610-1258 (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2353 - The Middle East Since 1914 (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2401 - History of East Asia in the Pre-Modern Era (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2550 - History of War (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2700 - Global Environmental History (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 2750 - Natives & Newcomers: Immigration/Migration in U.S. History (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3030 - History of Ohio (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3221 - Rome from the Gracchi to Nero (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3253 - 20th Century Europe to 1950 (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3270 - History of World War I (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3501 - U.S. Diplomacy, 1920-Present (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HISTORY 3575 - The Korean War (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

HTHRHSC 2500 - Medical Terminology for the Health Professions (Level 1)

HTHRHSC 2530 - The Evolving Art and Science of Medicine (GE, Level 1)

HTHRHSC 3500 - Critical Phases in Life (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HTHRHSC 4000 - Application of Ethical Decision Making in Health Care (Level 2)

HTHRHSC 4530 - Nutrition for Fitness (Level 2, Has Prereq)

HTHRHSC 4570 - The Role of Integrative Medicine (Level 2)

HTHRHSC 4900 - Evidence-Based Research in Health Sciences (Level 2)

HUMNNTR 2210 - Science of Human Nutrition (GE, Level 2)

HUMNNTR 2310 - Fundamentals of Nutrition (Level 1, Has Prereq)

ITALIAN 1101.71 - Italian Distance Learning I (GE, Level 1)

ITALIAN 1102.71 - Italian Distance Learning II (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

ITALIAN 1103.71 - Italian Distance Learning III (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

KNSISM 2210 - History of Sport in 19th Century America (GE, Level 2)

KNSISM 2211 - History of Sport in 20th Century America (GE, Level 2)

LING 2000 - Introduction to Linguistics (GE, Level 2)

MATH 1116 - Excursions in Mathematics (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

MATH 1151 - Calculus I (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

MATH 1152 - Calculus II (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

MATH 2568 - Linear Algebra (Level 1, Has Prereq

MEATSCI 2010 - Bar-B-Que Science (Level 2)

MUSIC 2252 - History of Rock 'n' Roll (GE, Level 1)

NELC 3625.02 - Understanding Bollywood, Knowing India: Hindi Cinema Since 1960 (GE, Level 2)

NURSING 2367 - Writing About Healthcare Issues in the United States (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

PHILOS 1500.02 - Introduction to Logic (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

PHR 2367.02 - Drug Use in American Culture (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

PHR 2410 - Drugstore Science (Level 2)

PHR 2500 - Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery (Level 2)

PHR 3420 - Generation Rx: America's Drug-Taking Culture (GE, Level 2)

PLNTPTH 2001 - Sick Plants and a Hungry World (Level 2)

PLNTPTH 4597 - Contemporary Issues: Pesticides, Genetic Engineering, & Environment (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

POLITSC 1100 - Introduction to American Politics (GE, Level 1)

POLITSC 1200 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (GE, Level 1)

POLITSC 1300 - Global Politics (GE, Level 1)

POLITSC 2300 - American Foreign Policy (GE, Level 1)

POLITSC 2400 - Introduction to Political Theory (GE, Level 1)

POLITSC 4191 - Internship (Level 1, Has Prereq)

PORTGSE 1101.01 - Portuguese I (GE, Level 1)

PORTGSE 1102.01 - Portuguese II (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

PORTGSE 1103.01 - Portuguese III (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

PSYCH 1100 - Introduction to Psychology (GE, Level 1)

PSYCH 3313 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (Level 2, Has Prereq)

PUBAFRS 2110 - Introduction to Public Affairs (GE, Level 1)

PUBAFRS 4191.01 - Public Affairs Internship (Level 1, Has Prereq)

PUBHEHS 3320 - Fundamentals of Environmental Health Risk Assessment (Level 2)

PUBHEPI 2410 - Introduction to Epidemiology (Level 2)

QUECHUA 5501.01 - Beginning Quechua I: Classroom (GE, Level 1)

RURLSOC 1500 - Introduction to Rural Sociology (GE, Level 1)

RURLSOC 3320 - Amish Society (Level 2)

RUSSIAN 1101.61 - Elementary Russian I (Self-Paced/Indiv. Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1)

RUSSIAN 1102.61 - Elementary Russian II (Self-Paced/ Indiv. Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

RUSSIAN 1103.61 - Intermediate Russian I (Self-Paced/ Indiv. Distance Learning) (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

RUSSIAN 2104.61 - Intermediate Russian II (Self-paced/ Indiv. Distance Learning) (Level 2, Has Prereq)

SLAVIC 2365.99 - Sports, Socialists, & Society in Russia and Eastern Europe (Online) (GE, Level 2)

SOCIOL 1101 - Introductory Sociology (GE, Level 1)

SOCIOL 2202 - Social Problems and Public Policy (Level 1)

SOCIOL 2210 - Sociological Aspects of Deviance (GE, Level 1)

SOCIOL 3200 - Sociology of Immigration (GE, Level 2)

SOCIOL 3380 - Racial and Ethnic Relations in America (GE, Level 1)

SOCIOL 3463 - Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender (GE, Level 2)

SOCIOL 3467 - Sociology of Religion (GE, Level 2)

SOCIOL 3597.01 - World Problems in Global Context (GE, Level 2)

SOCIOL 4507 - The Criminal Justice System (Level 2, Has Prereq)

SOCWORK 1120 - Introduction to Social Welfare (GE, Level 1)

SOCWORK 1130 - Introduction to Social Work in Contemporary Society (GE, Level 1)

SOCWORK 1140 - Minority Perspectives: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (GE, Level 2)

SOCWORK 3301 - Lifespan Development in Social Work (Level 2)

SOMALI 1101.02 - Elementary Somali I (Online) (GE, Level 1)

SOMALI 1102.02 - Elementary Somali II (Online) (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

SPANISH 1102 - Spanish II (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

SPANISH 1103.01 - Spanish III (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

SPANISH 2202 - Spanish IV (Level 1, Has Prereq)

SPANISH 3404 - Spanish Pronunciation (Level 1, Has Prereq)

STAT 1350 - Elementary Statistics (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

STAT 1430.02 - Statistics for the Business Sciences (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

STAT 1450 - Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (GE, Level 1, Has Prereq)

WGSST 1110 - Gender, Sex and Power (GE, Level 1)

WGSST 2215 - Reading Women Writers (GE, Level 2)

WGSST 2230 - Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture (GE, Level 2)

WGSST 2306 - Girlhood (Level 2)

WGSST 2327 - Gender & the Body (GE, Level 2)

WGSST 2367.02 - US Latina Writers: Text and Context (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)

WGSST 2367.04 - Black Women Writers: Text and Context (GE, Level 2, Has Prereq)