Majors & Programs

Majors & Programs About Degree Type Department
Actuarial Science

Our actuarial science program is designed to prepare students for careers in the highly regarded actuarial field; the mathematical backbone of the insurance and pension industries. Actuaries... Read More

Mathematics and Computer Science
Art Education

Interested in combining your passion for art and your desire to educate and inspire children? If so, our art education program may be right for you.

Get everything you need to graduate as a... Read More

Art
AU in Costa Rica

Ashland University has had an immersion program abroad for over 20 years. Currently, “AU in Costa Rica” is hosted by The Conversa Language Center (www.conversa.com) for our four to eight week... Read More

Foreign Language
Bachelor of Arts in Music

The major in music provides a thorough education in music within the context of a liberal arts education. Studies include music performance, history and literature, music theory and aural... Read More

Music
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Design Track

Our Design/Technical track provides students with opportunities to develop the skills of theatre designers and technicians. Students can take classes in costume, lighting and scene design where... Read More

BA Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre -Acting Track

Our Acting track provides students with opportunities to develop the skills of the actor through a sequence of courses that explorephysical movement, text analysis,... Read More

BA Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre -General Track

Our General track provides students with the opportunity to explore the design/tech as well as performance and management areas of theatre. Students can take courses in acting, directing,... Read More

BA Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre -Musical Theatre Track

Our Musical Theatre track provides students with opportunities to develop their performance skills in the areas of acting, dance andmusic. Students in this track are required to have an Applied... Read More

BA Theatre
Bachleor of Music in Music Education

The music education major provides professional preparation for students who desire to become music teachers. Students in the program benefit from our strong emphasis on individual mentoring,... Read More

Music
Basic Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages offers elementary and intermediate French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

Even some knowledge of a modern foreign language can benefit you and your... Read More

Foreign Language
Biochemistry

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BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Biology

Faculty actively conducting research with students, updated facilities and equipment, five local nature preserves and excellent teaching with small class sizes will all prepare you for future... Read More

Biology and Toxicology
Biotechnology Concentration

Study the use of biological systems to make products in medicine and agriculture.

The Biotechnology program at Ashland University provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed... Read More

Biology and Toxicology
Chemistry

As part of the Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department, Chemistry/Biochemistry at Ashland University offers a unique scientific experience. New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative... Read More

BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Child & Family Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Child and Family Studies is designed to increase understanding of human development, the interrelationships among family members, and the reciprocal influence of... Read More

Social Work and Family Studies
Commercial Art

Professors Who Get You Excited About Learning You will learn from professors who are not only outstanding teachers but also artists themselves. (See the Faculty Pages to find out more) Ashland... Read More

BA Art
Computer Arts and Graphic Programming

If you are a technologically literate artist, this may be for you.

CAGP is a combined major between the Art Department and the Mathematics / Computer Sciences Department.   This a... Read More

Art
Computer Science

Our exceptionally strong curriculum will prepare you well for the many options available to those who enter this exciting field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects have... Read More

Mathematics and Computer Science
Creative Writing

A creative writing degree is an asset in just about any career you pursue because it helps you develop insightful thought and clear expression.

Our grads have pursued a wide variety of... Read More

English
Criminal Justice & Sociology

Program College Degree Criminal Justice College of Arts & Sciences BS, AA

BS, AA Criminal Justice and Sociology
Earth Science Education

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BSED Chemistry, Geology, Physics
English

Discover a world of literature and language.

As an English major, you will develop an ability to think deeply and analytically, appreciate different cultures and learn to express yourself well... Read More

English
Environmental Science

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BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Environmental Science - Biology

This is one of the most in-demand scientific fields of study with promising career opportunities.

When you major in Environmental Science at Ashland University you will have personal... Read More

Environmental Science
Environmental Science - Chemistry

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science - Geology

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Ethics Minor

Note: Religion and Philosophy majors may count one of the ethics courses from that major toward the ethics minor requirement in that department.  To obtain this minor, students must satisfy two... Read More

Philosophy
Fine Art

Experience art on a whole new level.

One-on-one attention from professors is a hallmark of the Art Department and an advantage of our classes that are purposely kept small. Our studio... Read More

Art
Forensic Biology Concentration

Prepare for work and graduate studies in forensic biology

The Forensic Biology Program at Ashland University was developed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing a career in... Read More

Biology and Toxicology
Forensic Chemistry

Have you always wanted to be the next Sherlock Holmes?

Majoring in Forensic Chemistry at Ashland will let you use state-of-the-art instrumentation and the latest problem-solving methodology... Read More

BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
French

Master the language of world diplomacy.

Gain an appreciation of the rich beauty of French civilization, culture and literature. You’ll learn to communicate in our state-of-the-art multimedia... Read More

BA Foreign Language
French Education

Bachelor of Science in Education with a comprehensive major in French (Multi-Age, PrK-12)

BSED Foreign Language
Geology

Majors for students who love the great outdoors.

As part of the Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department, Geology at Ashland University offers a unique scientific experience. When you... Read More

BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Gerontology Minor

The minor in Gerontology provides a comprehensive approach to working with older adults.  This minor prepares students to:

Provide interventions for maximizing function and promoting... Read More
Social Work and Family Studies
History

Examine the past while building skills in writing, analysis and communication.

Understanding and engaging with the greatest questions and best minds of the past is key to becoming a... Read More

BA History & Political Science
History

Examine the past while building skills in writing, analysis and communication.

Understanding and engaging with the greatest questions and best minds of the past is key to becoming a truly... Read More

BA History & Political Science
Humanities Minor

The Humanities minor allows students to explore the relationships among the different areas of the humanities as they developed historically.  The minor seeks to encourage a basic historic... Read More

Philosophy
Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Our Integrated Language Arts Education program allows students to pursue their interest in language and literature while learning how to bring them to life for the next generation of students... Read More

English
Integrated Mathematics Education

This major combines our exceptional math and education programs and prepares students to become excellent secondary math teachers. Students are mentored in their academic preparation by highly... Read More

Mathematics and Computer Science
Integrated Science Education

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BSED Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Integrated Social Studies Education

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History & Political Science
Integrated Social Studies Education

Education Programs A-Z

The Dwight Schar College of Education offers or supports a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree programs, teacher licensure programs, administrative licensure... Read More

BSED History & Political Science
International Political Studies

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History & Political Science
International Political Studies

Want to take an active role on the international stage as a businessperson, in the diplomatic corps, or even as a journalist? This major prepares you for several careers in this dynamic and... Read More

BA History & Political Science
Majors

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in French and Spanish and a B.S.Ed. in French and Spanish that leads to teacher licensure for all levels (PreK-12).

The four-year... Read More
Foreign Language
Master of Arts in Health & Risk Communication

MAHRC One of the Most Innovative Programs Nationally! Health and risk communication has become one of the fastest growing areas in Communication Studies due to high demand for skilled... Read More

MA
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Low-Residency MFA Program

The Ashland University MFA Program brings together students, faculty and visiting writers who share a love of literature, a commitment to the generation of new works... Read More

MFA English
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BA English
Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate school and industry. You may not be aware of the variety of career opportunities that are available to mathematics majors... Read More

Mathematics and Computer Science
Minors

Minoring in French or Spanish can be very beneficial to you and your career in the future. Knowledge of a foreign language can land you the job and often gets you a higher starting salary or... Read More

Foreign Language
Philosophy Major

Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts

Philosophy is unique both in its methods and in the nature and breadth of its subject matter.  It pursues questions in every dimension of human life, and... Read More

Philosophy
Physical Science Education

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BSED Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Physics

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BS Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Political Science

Get a liberal education while also preparing for a career.

Examine the great questions of justice and empire, freedom and tyranny, war and peace.

In our courses, you will read and... Read More

BA History & Political Science
Programs

Majors & Programs

Our Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre offers a well-rounded education providing students with a solid foundation in all areas of theatre: acting, design, directing,... Read More

BA Theatre
Psychology

Program College Degree Psychology College of Arts & Sciences BS, BA

BS, BA Psychology
Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to be a success in this ever-changing, dynamic field.

The Public Relations program here at Ashland University reflects one of the most... Read More

BA Communication Studies
Religion

Deepen and broaden your understanding of Christianity and World Religions.

When you study Religion at Ashland University, you will explore the fields of:

Biblical Studies Christian... Read More
BA Religion
Religion

Program College Degree Religion College of Arts & Sciences BA

BA Religion
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Social Work Major

A Social Work major is an excellent choice if you have a passion for helping others and like the challenge of working to better the lives of at-risk populations in your community and world.... Read More

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Social Work and Family Studies
Spanish

Master the language spoken by 350 million people worldwide.

When you major in Spanish at Ashland University, you get a full immersion in not only the language itself, but also in the rich and... Read More

BA Foreign Language
Spanish Education

Bachelor of Science in Education with a comprehensive major in Spanish (Multi-Age, PreK-12)

BS Foreign Language
Sport Communication

Prepare for an exciting career in sports communication.

One of the only programs of its type in the country, Ashland’s Sport Communication major is a fast-paced, immersion in broadcast, print... Read More

BA Communication Studies
Strategic Communication

Come and study one of the newly formed majors representing the most cutting edge concepts in the field of Communication Studies. Strategic Communication at Ashland University provides the... Read More

BA Communication Studies
Toxicology

Ashland is among only a few institutions in the country offering a bachelor’s degree in toxicology, the study of how chemicals affect human health and the environment. Strong training in both... Read More

Biology and Toxicology