Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies

Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies combines facets of religion, women and gender studies, and Black world studies to create an interdisciplinary and intersectional academic department. Students learn to analyze, critique, and fully understand experiences of identity in history and modern life. AGIS is a place for all students to expand their perspectives and apply important ideas to their everyday lives.

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Ancient, Medieval, & Renaissance Studies

AMRS unlocks the secrets of the past, giving students an understanding of the basis of western civilization. Enjoy choosing classes from nine different areas, from history and literature to art and philosophy.

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Biological Sciences

Ohio Wesleyan's comprehensive Biological Sciences Department offers a vast array of faculty expertise, courses, facilities, and research opportunities in botany, zoology, microbiology, and genetics. You can choose from seven different majors leading to graduate school or careers in science, healthcare and medicine, education, private industry, government agencies, and a world of other options.

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Chemistry is life, and life is chemistry. If you enjoy solving problems and understanding diverse phenomena from a molecular point of view, you will want to learn more about chemistry.

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Data Analytics

The interdisciplinary Data Analytics Program combines faculty experts in computer science, mathematics, economics, politics & government, and other fields. Together, they help students develop strong quantitative skills as well as a keen understanding of the social, ethical, and cultural impacts of big data in our lives.

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East Asian Studies

Ohio Wesleyan's East Asian Studies Program is interdisciplinary and holistic. It draws from multiple departments to give you a broad perspective of East Asian cultures. However, you can choose to focus on one particular East Asian country.

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Economics and Business

Studying economics, business, or accounting at Ohio Wesleyan helps you understand the nation’s economy and business environment within a global context and gives you a solid understanding of the central role that economic, business, and accounting thinking plays in all aspects of society.

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Ohio Wesleyan has been educating teachers for more than 100 years. This experience confirms our belief that the most creative and effective teachers are prepared at strong liberal arts colleges such as ours.

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As an English major, you build analytical and communications skills that make you an attractive job candidate, especially in today's dynamic, global economy dependent on flexibility, critical thinking, and fast and accurate communication.

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Environment & Sustainability

The faculty and students in Ohio Wesleyan’s Environment & Sustainability Department care deeply about the environmental challenges facing our communities and the world, and they are engaged in the necessary work to protect and preserve the environment for generations to come.

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Film Studies

The interdisciplinary film studies program brings together faculty from literature, global studies, creative writing, multimedia production, theatre, and other fields to help you understand the production and analyze cultural and economic contexts of moving images, from advertising to feature films to news footage.

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Fine Arts

The pairing of the focused arts education with the liberal arts provides a special asset for student artists and helps to encourage a more confident and personal artistic vision. The Fine Arts Department at Ohio Wesleyan, created in 1864, was one of America's first college art departments.

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Global Studies Institute

OWU's interdisciplinary Global Studies Institute is the collaborative hub where scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts converge to explore ideas and issues that span national boundaries, tackle challenges from many perspectives, and develop solutions for real world problems.


Health & Human Kinetics

The Health and Human Kinetics Department has created innovative courses for each major and minor, helping you prepare to move on to diverse work environments. You will have good options for graduate school or starting a career immediately after graduation.

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Ohio Wesleyan offers a broad range of U.S., European, Pacific Asian, and Latin American history courses. You have a great deal of creativity and flexibility in creating a program that suits your personal and historical interests, whether by taking listed courses or pursuing independent studies with individual faculty.

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International Studies

In the International Studies Program, you explore how countries interact in our ever-shrinking world. Whether you are interested in examining issues in the world in general, or in a particular region of the world, the cross-disciplinary nature of International Studies gives you a chance to work closely with a variety of professors and develop a major that satiates your intellectual interests.

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Journalism & Communication

Ohio Wesleyan is one of the few schools in the country to offer a rich liberal arts education with a professionally oriented major in journalism. Undergraduate journalism students learn the hows and whys of their profession but also acquire a wealth of knowledge from Ohio Wesleyan's liberal arts curriculum.

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Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Program provides you with an interdisciplinary framework for studying the societies of a culturally rich and diverse region shaped by the meeting of Amerindian, African, and European peoples.

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Mathematics & Computer Science

Whether you want to be a mathematics or computer science major, use mathematics or computer science in other disciplines, or simply explore these fields, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers challenging and exciting opportunities for study.

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Medical & Health Professions

The liberal arts core at Ohio Wesleyan is exceptional preparation for almost any career and for graduate study in any field. OWU is unusual among national liberal arts institutions, however, in offering a variety of pre-professional programs designed to prepare you specifically for your next step toward a career in medicine and healthcare.

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Middle Eastern Studies

OWU’s Middle Eastern Studies program brings together faculty with expertise in the culture, religions, languages, politics, history, literature, and art of the Middle East. This interdisciplinary approach provides students with a holistic understanding of the Middle East and creates an ideal environment for students to work closely with faculty mentors to deeply explore their own areas of interest.

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The study of neuroscience is a relatively new field, with many exciting discoveries waiting to be made. OWU's Neuroscience Program is interdisciplinary, integrating the tools of multiple fields, including psychology, biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer modeling.

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Performing Arts

New for 2021, Ohio Wesleyan has merged music, theatre, and dance programs to create exciting new collaborations and opportunities for students. The department is filled with creative performing artists, experienced and multi-talented faculty, and passionate students.

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Philosophy & Religion

The study of philosophy and religion are integral to a person’s education and to shaping how we understand our world and how we can live a fulfilling life. And exploring these fields deeply helps you develop the ability to think critically, analyze, evaluate, construct arguments, raise precise and interesting questions, and articulate and defend complex ideas – these valuable skills are good preparation for a wide range of professions.

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Physics & Astronomy

From subatomic particles to galaxies, physicists and astronomers study an enormous range of phenomena, continually examining the laws of nature. In the past century, few areas of inquiry have advanced as rapidly as physics. Astronomy, too, is undergoing rapid development with the aid of orbiting observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Politics & Government

Our extensive opportunities for students in politics and government include programs in the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, internships in Washington, D.C., and majors in Pre-Law and Pre-Public Administration. OWU began teaching political science in 1845, and our graduates have served the public with distinction at every level of government.

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The Department of Psychology, established in 1917, has a long history of graduating majors who make a positive impact on the world, both through their academic pursuits and the service they provide their communities. Our faculty pride themselves on their skill as teachers and as researchers.

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Sociology & Anthropology

In the disciplines of sociology and anthropology, you examine social and cultural diversity, social inequalities, and contemporary, often controversial, social issues such as poverty and homelessness, crime and social deviance, globalization and international conflict, race and ethnic relations, physical and mental health, and the changing roles of women and men in the United States and abroad.

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World Languages & Cultures

The study of foreign languages is uniquely liberating. As you master a new language, you mature into a new person, alive to new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. You become a citizen of the larger world in which we live.

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Department Contact Info


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Delaware, OH 43015
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