The largest college on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences includes 16 departments — everything from fine art to environmental science, mathematics to fashion merchandising. In addition to both Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees, the College offers a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a Master of American History and Government for those who wish to pursue additional studies. Each department is committed to giving you unlimited opportunities to shine and each is devoted to graduating students who are ready to take on the world as confident, competent leaders.
3-Year Degree Programs
Earn a high-quality education in less time, for less money.
Ashland University now offers a number of three-year degree programs, enabling some students to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree more quickly than they would with the traditional four-year degree, and making their college education more affordable.
The programs are based on the 120-credit hour graduation requirement. They consist of six semesters over three years during the typical fall and spring academic year and two separate years of summer sessions. This allows students to earn an undergraduate degree in three years or six semesters, instead of four years, and save close to $34,000 – the amount of one year’s tuition, room, board and fees.
Additionally, students who graduate from the three-year programs will be able to join the workforce one year earlier, earning an average income of $35,000 – for a total financial impact of nearly $70,000.
And because we have been ranked in the Top 200 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, students can be sure that the education they receive in their three years here will still be one of the best their money can buy – even if they’re spending less of it.
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
Graduate in four years or we cover the cost for the extra time
As tuition costs continue to rise, many families are trying to figure out how to finance their children's education. Ashland University is looking to help and is promising that if you don't finish in four years, we’ll pay up to an additional year of tuition for the extra time it takes you to finish – as long as you stick to your graduation plan.
College is one of the most significant investments a family will make and we believe we can help make this more affordable through this guarantee. This program – one of the first of its kind in northeast Ohio – will start with the 2012 incoming freshman class at Ashland.
This guarantee, however, does not apply to students who elect to extend their studies beyond eight semesters to take advantage of research, license, endorsement and/or minor program opportunities.
A number of conditions need to be met in order to qualify for the Four-Year Graduate Guarantee, and are listed below.
In addition to these conditions, the five-year programs and some licensure programs are excluded from the Four-Year Degree Guarantee. The Four-Year Degree Guarantee may not be applicable if a student elects certain second or third majors requiring coursework beyond what can be reasonably accommodated within a four-year period, or elect to defer graduation to allow athletic participation in a fifth academic year.
Check with the Registrar’s Office at 419.289.5029 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete list of program requirements and exclusions.