Contact Us

Dr. Dawn Weber

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
202, Center for the Arts
419.289.5107
dweber1@ashland.edu

Cindy Moseman

Assistant Dean
210C, Center for the Arts
419.289.5293
cmoseman@ashland.edu

Krystal Hamilton

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
201, Center for the Arts
419.289.5106
khamilt2@ashland.edu

Departments

Explore our departments for a program speciality that best meets your career aspirations.

Making the World a Safer Place

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, corrections, or the private sector?

With the need for law enforcement and private security and detectives increasing six percent and the need for mediators increasing ten percent by 2026, now is the...

Advancing Your Inner Artist

Do you dream of a career in art? Cultivate your creativity in the Art & Design Department at Ashland’s College of Arts and Sciences.

We take a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the art field. You get a liberal arts education under the direction of talented...

Studying the Living World

Are you interested in a groundbreaking career on the cusp of scientific exploration? Discover your opportunities in the Biology & Toxicology department at Ashland University.

What to Expect

What makes the Biology and Toxicology programs at Ashland different from other universities? Hands down, it’s the...

Studying Centralized Science

Explore the inner workings of the world in the Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department at Ashland University.

Department Differentiators

All of Ashland University’s Chemistry, Geology, and Physics programs provide unique scientific experiences emphasized by close faculty and student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment....

Advancing a Connected World

Have you noticed that almost every job description includes a requirement about excellent communication skills? The Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University prepares you to be an effective, ethical communicator in your professional role. You can specialize in Public Relations & Strategic Communication and Sport...

A THRIVING COMMUNITY OF READERS AND WRITERS

Join the English Department at Ashland University and learn how stories have the power to change the world. From the classics to the contemporary literary scene, our flexible curriculum allows you to customize your education based on your interests. In the English Department’s...

Exploring the World Starts Here

Are you intrigued by other cultures? Do you have interest in exploring other languages? Cultivate these interests in the Department of Foreign Languages at Ashland University.

What to Expect in the Department of Foreign Languages

The best way to learn a language is to...

Defining the Political Landscape

Are you interested in current affairs? Do you follow U.S. and global developments? Do you want an exciting career that will open your eyes to the world around you?

Explore political dynamics and history to build a deeper understanding of our contemporary world in the...

Telling Today’s Stories

If you’re a storyteller with a knack for digital, you’re going to love Ashland University’s Journalism & Digital Media Department. It’s the only fully integrated media program in the state of Ohio.

Journalism & Digital Media Department Differentiators

In this department, you’ll immerse yourself in print,...

Solving Problems and Programming Solutions

Are you a problem solver with an analytical mind? Cultivate your math or computer programming skills in Ashland University’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department.

Department Differentiators

Students in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department will:

Learn from expert faculty who are...

Expressing Yourself Through Music

Whether you want to study music as a major or minor or continue your involvement in music by performing in an excellent ensemble, the Ashland University Music Department offers you many opportunities to express yourself musically.

Music Department Differentiators

In the Music Department, you’ll discover:...

Cultivating a Love of Wisdom

It’s one thing to make a living, and another thing to learn how to live well. Studying Philosophy at Ashland University can help you do both.

Philosophy Department Differentiators

Ashland University’s Philosophy Department is one of the few programs of its size to offer...

Exploring Human Behavior

Are you interested in human behavior and looking for a career in helping others? As one of the most popular college majors across all university campuses, Psychology provides a glimpse into human thought and behavior. The Psychology Department at Ashland University offers both a Bachelor of Arts...

Love God With Your Mind

Deepen and broaden your understanding of Christianity and World Religions in the Religion Department at Ashland University.

As a university rooted in Christian heritage, Ashland University offers opportunities to expand your religious understanding to put you on the path for fulfilling your calling...

Improving Society One Step at a Time

Do you have a passion for helping others improve their lives and their communities? Pursue your passion in the Social Work & Family Studies Department at Ashland University.

The Social Work & Family Studies Department has been accredited by the Council on...

Setting the Stage

Do you have a passion for acting, musical theatre, directing, or stage management? Ashland University’s Theatre Department offers you the opportunity to master the skills necessary for a career in theatre.

Theatre Department Differentiators

Learn from outstanding, accomplished faculty determined to help you succeed

Benefit...

Reach Your Career Goals

An environmental science degree prepares you for employment or graduate study in a diverse range of promising fields. As a graduate from Ashland, you will have the skills necessary to tackle new challenges and opportunities as they develop in your professional future!

Our Ashland University...
What to Expect

The Multidisciplinary Studies program enables you to pursue a cohesive set of courses from two different disciplinary areas in substitution for the traditional major. In addition to gaining a solid foundation in the content of two different disciplines, you’ll also learn how to integrate the knowledge you...

Undergraduate

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Activating Your Inner Actuary

If a career in risk management interests you, consider Ashland University’s Actuarial Science program.

Very few universities of Ashland University’s size have an actuarial program. In fact, it's one of only 15 colleges/universities in Ohio with an Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation and 5 private colleges/universities....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.
Educating an Artistic Youth

Do you have a passion for art and a desire to educate and inspire children? Consider Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Art Education program. It’s one of Ohio’s leading teacher preparation programs, preparing you to be a well-rounded practicing artist with excellent teaching skills.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Banking on Biology

Interested in the connection between humans and the world around us? Consider majoring in Biology at Ashland to prepare for a career in medicine, research biology, and other emerging biology fields.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: AA
The Center for Addictions

The Center for Addictions is involved with the community of addictions treatment professionals by conducting professional development seminars for licensed counselors and social workers to continue their professional development. The Center for Addictions also collaborates with community agencies to provide internship opportunities for students interested in...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate

Enhance your major program with a marketable minor that will provide an invaluable understanding of the society all around you. Knowledge about families and working with families has emerged as a critical area of concern for health, social service, and education professionals.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Broadening Your Communication Career

Are you passionate about connecting with others and seeking a career that builds relationships? Consider the Communication Studies program at Ashland University. This comprehensive program will prepare you for a broad range of careers in communication.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Developing a Technology-Driven World

Today’s technology-focused world needs innovative, technology-focused professionals who specialize in areas such as programming, software development, networks, system administration, and cybersecurity. Ashland University’s cutting-edge Computer Science program provides you with the hands-on training and skills you need to enter an in-demand, high-income career in technology.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Fostering Your Imagination

Are you an enthusiastic writer thinking about turning your passion into a career? Develop your voice in Ashland University’s Creative Writing program.

A degree in Creative Writing is an asset to nearly any career you pursue because it helps you develop critical thinking and...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, AA
What Can I do With a Major in Criminal Justice? Possible Career Occupations

(Note: not all criminal justice occupations are listed. Some career options may require additional study. Some of our Graduates go on to graduate school or law school.)

Federal Occupations: Department of Homeland Security (Border Patrol, Customs)...
Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Defending Technology from Cybercriminals

The Cyber Security program prepares you to protect individuals, companies and governments from malicious cyberattacks. You will develop strong problem-solving skills, a robust understanding of computer systems, solid analytical skills, and firm awareness with laws and regulations pertaining to information security.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Digital Storytelling Starts Here

Are you a curious, critical thinker and an avid storyteller seeking ways to be heard? Gather and create news content for all storytelling platforms including print, broadcast, and digital in Ashland University’s immersive Digital Media Journalism program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Mastering the Behind-the-Scenes

Are you interested in the art of visual storytelling? The Digital Media Production program at Ashland University emphasizes the production process from concept to completion to prepare you for a career in the rapidly developing world of digital media.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Join Us on a Literary Journey

Are you passionate about literature and language ? Join the English Department at Ashland University to start your literary journey across centuries and around the globe.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BFA
Fine-tuning Your Artistic Capabilities

Experience art on a whole new level in Ashland University’s Fine Art program.

The Fine Art program at the College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse program devoted to providing you with a fundamental core of art knowledge and strong technical skills. Choose from...

Undergraduate

Are you currently enrolled in a program at Ashland University and looking to expand your skill set and marketability? Consider a minor in a foreign language.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Solving Crimes With Science

Consider adding the Forensic Biology concentration to your major at Ashland University if you’re interested in applying biological principles to law enforcement.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

In Ashland’s French program, you’ll gain more than just language skills. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of the rich beauty of French civilization, culture, and literature.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.

Are you interested in French and looking to inspire others? Influence the next generation of students by learning how to teach French in Ashland University’s French Education program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Digging Deeper into the World

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors? Pursue this passion in the Geology program at Ashland University.

When you study geological sciences at Ashland University, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for our physical world, its tumultuous past and current activity,...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed
Becoming a Geology Business Leader

Do you want to be part of a brand new major that blends geoscience and business?

Ashland University recognizes there is a current gap in the geoscience industry: geologists know little about the business aspects of their professional and people in business...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BS
Fostering a Visual Business World

Are you looking for a creative career developing visual solutions for clients? Look no further than Ashland University’s Graphic Design Program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Driving Health Management

Ashland University’s revolutionary Health and Risk Communication Program is one of the only undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation. It focuses on two of the fast growing industries: health and safety.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Understanding Our World by Studying Its Past

Understanding the greatest minds and key events of the past is key to becoming an educated citizen and successful future professional. The History program at Ashland University helps you examine the past while building your writing, analysis, and communication skills to give you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Passing Your Love of Language On

Do you have a love of language and literature and want to teach? Bring your passion to life for the next generation of high school students in the Integrated Language Arts program at Ashland University.

This program prepares you for teacher licensure in...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
Teaching Mathematics to the Next Generation

Do you have a love for math and an interest in teaching your passion to the next generation? Look no further than Ashland University’s Integrated Mathematics Education program.

The Integrated Mathematics Education program combines Ashland University’s exceptional math and education programs to prepare...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED

Are you interested in teaching social studies to young minds? Learn how to confidently and competently bring the social sciences to life for the next generation in the Integrated Social Studies Education program at Ashland University.

This major combines the strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences with...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major provides students with an opportunity to complete a degree with a primary foundation in practical thinking and ethics . In addition, the student will develop this foundation through the choice of two concentrations in either the humanities , the sciences , or a business-oriented practicum ....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Entering the International Stage

Take an active role on the global stage in the International Political Studies program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Molding a Mathematical Mind

Are you an excellent problem solver with a mathematical mindset? A recent study found that the average starting salary of mathematics majors is higher than the starting salaries of business, communication, advertising, and accounting majors. The Mathematics program at Ashland University is designed to help you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Medical Laboratory Scientists are health-care professionals who collect and analyze body fluids, tissues, and other samples from patients, either in a hospital setting or a clinical laboratory. This program is a concentration within our Biology major that includes six semesters of coursework at Ashland University and a fourth year at...
Undergraduate
Degree Type: BM
Learning to Teach Music

If you want to be a music teacher, Ashland University’s Music Education program is a great place to start.

This program combines courses in music with courses from our College of Education, which is nationally recognized as one of the best programs in the state....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
What to Expect in the Bachelor of Arts in Music Program

The Music Industry Track gives students a broad preparation for work in music retail, products, management, and events. Students complete courses in music technology, music theory and history, music performance, popular music, and music business, along with a set...

Undergraduate

The music minor programs are designed for students majoring in another field that want significant music study as a part of their education. The required courses for the music minor can be distributed over several years, to ease scheduling. Students select either an Applied performance track (the applied Music Minor)...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BM
Performing Your Passion

Are you passionate about music with a gift for performance? The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is designed to provide you with pre-professional training focused on music performance in order to prepare you for performing, teaching, or a graduate program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Making A Career in Music

Do you want to explore the world of music? The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a thorough musical education within the context of a liberal arts education.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Develop your performance skills in singing, dance, and music in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Musical Theatre program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Pursuing Wisdom

Are you a deep thinker with an inquisitive mind? Embrace your curiosity in Ashland University’s Philosophy program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED
Furthering Our Physical World

Are you interested in exploring the mysteries of our world and universe? Consider the Physics program at Ashland University.

As the foundation of all other sciences, physics covers everything from the universe’s largest galaxies to the tiniest subatomic particles. Ashland University’s Physics program allows you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Shaping Public Policy

Are you interested in the fusion between economics and politics? The distinctive Political Economy program at Ashland University combines courses from the College of Arts & Sciences and College of Business & Economics to give you a solid understanding of the many ways politics and economics interact...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
A Powerful Way to Learn

Are you a natural leader with an interest in politics or government? Consider the Political Science Program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Research Opportunities

Students majoring in psychology are encouraged to become involved in research in our department, and faculty and students alike regularly publish and present research at regional, national and international conferences. In the past ten years our students have made over 90 conference presentations at local, regional, and national...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Preparing the Faces of the Future

Are you an effective communicator looking to expand your skills? Do you want to play an integral role in the ever-changing, dynamic field of communication? Look no further than Ashland University’s Public Relations and Strategic Communication program.

In today’s complex, digitally connected world,...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
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 Theology History of Christianity Practical Theology Christian Ethics World Religions

As a Religion major, with the direction and guidance of your professors, you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSSW
Preparing You for a Lifetime of Advocacy

Ashland University’s Social Work program trains you to serve at-risk populations. Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), this program is one of the largest programs in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. It prepares you to take the licensing...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Integrating the Software Lifecycle into Your Lifecycle

The Software Design and Development program prepares you to be a proficient designer, developer, and troubleshooter of computer software systems. You will develop strong problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills, while taking courses that go in depth into each stage of the software lifecycle.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Do you want to master the language spoken by 350 million people worldwide? Spanish language skills are in high demand in the U.S., with many organizations turning to employees who know Spanish as a necessity. Ashland University’s Spanish program will give you a global competitive edge to prepare you for...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED

Learn to teach Spanish in Ashland University’s Spanish Education program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Uniting Sport and People

Do you have passion for sports and an interest in communication? Consider merging your interests in the Sport Communication program at Ashland University.

No other sport communication program in the country takes the same full-circle approach to the field as we do, making...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Are you interested in exploring the performance, design, or management areas of theatre? Look no further than Ashland University’s Theatre Studies program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Investigating Chemicals to Reduce Harmful Effects

Have you ever wondered why prescription drugs have side effects? Or why some plants and animals are poisonous? Or how exposure to air pollutants like sulfur and nitrogen oxides might affect people’s health?

You’ll learn the answers to these questions—and prepare for an...

Graduate

Graduate
Degree Type: MA

There are many hybrid and online master's degree programs available, but how many can combine the rich interaction of a brick-and-mortar classroom with the convenience of learning from home? Ashland University's Master of Arts programs in American History and Government take online learning to the next level. At Ashland, you'll...

Graduate
Degree Type: MA

Are you a dedicated professional looking to improve your strategic communication skills?

Ashland University's Master of Arts in Corporate Strategic Communication (MACSC) program is one of the most innovative programs nationwide.

Graduate
Degree Type: MFA

Expand your writing practice and refine your craft within the supportive community of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Online

Online-Adult
Degree Type: BS, AA

Looking to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice on your own time? As an online student in Ashland University’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn in an interactive online learning environment with ultimate flexibility to meet your schedule.

CAS News

2020 Virtual MFA Summer Residency


Get Excited! The Ashland University 2020 MFA Summer Residency is going virtual this year. From July 13 - 31st, we’re hosting workshops, readings, panels, craft classes, open mics, and more--all from the safety and comfort of your home. More at ashlandmfa.blogspot.com...Read more

Didion Secures Position at KDRV

May 2020 Digital Media Journalism graduate Samantha Didion will start her professional media career on June 1. Samantha will relocate across the country to Medford, Oregon where she will be a reporter and producer for KDRV TV. At Newswatch 12, she will report on stories of local interest.Read more

2020 Senior Art + Design Exhibition Awards Announced


Congratulations to Ashland University Senior Art + Design Exhibition Award Winners:
Kiana Ziegler was selected as the senior exhibition award recipient by the AU Art + Design department faculty for her fall semester BFA painting exhibition titled "Meditation on the Flesh".The honorable mention award was presented to Rachel Brooks, a digital art major with a minor in creative writing for her digital art and animation works titled "Grandpa’s Attic".
...Read more

Prophets of Zoom at AU: Jemar Tisby, Michelle Higgins, and Seth Wispelwey

Historian Jemar Tisby was scheduled to speak at Ashland University in Peter Slade's class REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement; that was until the Coronavirus cancelled all events and moved all classes online.

Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, kindly agreed to speak to the class on Zoom.

"It went so well," said Slade, "that it occured to me that there were other people I would love my students to meet and learn from." He invited Rev. Michelle Higgins, the founder of Faith for Justice in St. Louis, and Rev Seth Wispelwey, one of the organizers of Congregate Charlottesville. Both kindly agreed to show up.

Recordings of the classes are available for anyone to watch -- click on the titles to go to the videos (Slade apologizes for his limited Zoom skills):

1. Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation - A Conversation with Jemar Tisby














2. Six Years Since Ferguson - A Conversation with Michelle Higgins














3. . . . since Charlottesville - A Conversation with Seth Wispelwey
...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Dr. Dawn Weber

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
202, Center for the Arts
419.289.5107
dweber1@ashland.edu

Cindy Moseman

Assistant Dean
210C, Center for the Arts
419.289.5293
cmoseman@ashland.edu

Krystal Hamilton

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
201, Center for the Arts
419.289.5106
khamilt2@ashland.edu

Departments

Departments

Explore our departments for a program speciality that best meets your career aspirations.

Making the World a Safer Place

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, corrections, or the private sector?

With the need for law enforcement and private security and detectives increasing six percent and the need for mediators increasing ten percent by 2026, now is the...

Advancing Your Inner Artist

Do you dream of a career in art? Cultivate your creativity in the Art & Design Department at Ashland’s College of Arts and Sciences.

We take a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the art field. You get a liberal arts education under the direction of talented...

Studying the Living World

Are you interested in a groundbreaking career on the cusp of scientific exploration? Discover your opportunities in the Biology & Toxicology department at Ashland University.

What to Expect

What makes the Biology and Toxicology programs at Ashland different from other universities? Hands down, it’s the...

Studying Centralized Science

Explore the inner workings of the world in the Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department at Ashland University.

Department Differentiators

All of Ashland University’s Chemistry, Geology, and Physics programs provide unique scientific experiences emphasized by close faculty and student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment....

Advancing a Connected World

Have you noticed that almost every job description includes a requirement about excellent communication skills? The Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University prepares you to be an effective, ethical communicator in your professional role. You can specialize in Public Relations & Strategic Communication and Sport...

A THRIVING COMMUNITY OF READERS AND WRITERS

Join the English Department at Ashland University and learn how stories have the power to change the world. From the classics to the contemporary literary scene, our flexible curriculum allows you to customize your education based on your interests. In the English Department’s...

Exploring the World Starts Here

Are you intrigued by other cultures? Do you have interest in exploring other languages? Cultivate these interests in the Department of Foreign Languages at Ashland University.

What to Expect in the Department of Foreign Languages

The best way to learn a language is to...

Defining the Political Landscape

Are you interested in current affairs? Do you follow U.S. and global developments? Do you want an exciting career that will open your eyes to the world around you?

Explore political dynamics and history to build a deeper understanding of our contemporary world in the...

Telling Today’s Stories

If you’re a storyteller with a knack for digital, you’re going to love Ashland University’s Journalism & Digital Media Department. It’s the only fully integrated media program in the state of Ohio.

Journalism & Digital Media Department Differentiators

In this department, you’ll immerse yourself in print,...

Solving Problems and Programming Solutions

Are you a problem solver with an analytical mind? Cultivate your math or computer programming skills in Ashland University’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department.

Department Differentiators

Students in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department will:

Learn from expert faculty who are...

Expressing Yourself Through Music

Whether you want to study music as a major or minor or continue your involvement in music by performing in an excellent ensemble, the Ashland University Music Department offers you many opportunities to express yourself musically.

Music Department Differentiators

In the Music Department, you’ll discover:...

Cultivating a Love of Wisdom

It’s one thing to make a living, and another thing to learn how to live well. Studying Philosophy at Ashland University can help you do both.

Philosophy Department Differentiators

Ashland University’s Philosophy Department is one of the few programs of its size to offer...

Exploring Human Behavior

Are you interested in human behavior and looking for a career in helping others? As one of the most popular college majors across all university campuses, Psychology provides a glimpse into human thought and behavior. The Psychology Department at Ashland University offers both a Bachelor of Arts...

Love God With Your Mind

Deepen and broaden your understanding of Christianity and World Religions in the Religion Department at Ashland University.

As a university rooted in Christian heritage, Ashland University offers opportunities to expand your religious understanding to put you on the path for fulfilling your calling...

Improving Society One Step at a Time

Do you have a passion for helping others improve their lives and their communities? Pursue your passion in the Social Work & Family Studies Department at Ashland University.

The Social Work & Family Studies Department has been accredited by the Council on...

Setting the Stage

Do you have a passion for acting, musical theatre, directing, or stage management? Ashland University’s Theatre Department offers you the opportunity to master the skills necessary for a career in theatre.

Theatre Department Differentiators

Learn from outstanding, accomplished faculty determined to help you succeed

Benefit...

Reach Your Career Goals

An environmental science degree prepares you for employment or graduate study in a diverse range of promising fields. As a graduate from Ashland, you will have the skills necessary to tackle new challenges and opportunities as they develop in your professional future!

Our Ashland University...
What to Expect

The Multidisciplinary Studies program enables you to pursue a cohesive set of courses from two different disciplinary areas in substitution for the traditional major. In addition to gaining a solid foundation in the content of two different disciplines, you’ll also learn how to integrate the knowledge you...

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Activating Your Inner Actuary

If a career in risk management interests you, consider Ashland University’s Actuarial Science program.

Very few universities of Ashland University’s size have an actuarial program. In fact, it's one of only 15 colleges/universities in Ohio with an Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation and 5 private colleges/universities....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.
Educating an Artistic Youth

Do you have a passion for art and a desire to educate and inspire children? Consider Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Art Education program. It’s one of Ohio’s leading teacher preparation programs, preparing you to be a well-rounded practicing artist with excellent teaching skills.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Banking on Biology

Interested in the connection between humans and the world around us? Consider majoring in Biology at Ashland to prepare for a career in medicine, research biology, and other emerging biology fields.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: AA
The Center for Addictions

The Center for Addictions is involved with the community of addictions treatment professionals by conducting professional development seminars for licensed counselors and social workers to continue their professional development. The Center for Addictions also collaborates with community agencies to provide internship opportunities for students interested in...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate

Enhance your major program with a marketable minor that will provide an invaluable understanding of the society all around you. Knowledge about families and working with families has emerged as a critical area of concern for health, social service, and education professionals.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Broadening Your Communication Career

Are you passionate about connecting with others and seeking a career that builds relationships? Consider the Communication Studies program at Ashland University. This comprehensive program will prepare you for a broad range of careers in communication.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Developing a Technology-Driven World

Today’s technology-focused world needs innovative, technology-focused professionals who specialize in areas such as programming, software development, networks, system administration, and cybersecurity. Ashland University’s cutting-edge Computer Science program provides you with the hands-on training and skills you need to enter an in-demand, high-income career in technology.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Fostering Your Imagination

Are you an enthusiastic writer thinking about turning your passion into a career? Develop your voice in Ashland University’s Creative Writing program.

A degree in Creative Writing is an asset to nearly any career you pursue because it helps you develop critical thinking and...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, AA
What Can I do With a Major in Criminal Justice? Possible Career Occupations

(Note: not all criminal justice occupations are listed. Some career options may require additional study. Some of our Graduates go on to graduate school or law school.)

Federal Occupations: Department of Homeland Security (Border Patrol, Customs)...
Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Defending Technology from Cybercriminals

The Cyber Security program prepares you to protect individuals, companies and governments from malicious cyberattacks. You will develop strong problem-solving skills, a robust understanding of computer systems, solid analytical skills, and firm awareness with laws and regulations pertaining to information security.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Digital Storytelling Starts Here

Are you a curious, critical thinker and an avid storyteller seeking ways to be heard? Gather and create news content for all storytelling platforms including print, broadcast, and digital in Ashland University’s immersive Digital Media Journalism program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Mastering the Behind-the-Scenes

Are you interested in the art of visual storytelling? The Digital Media Production program at Ashland University emphasizes the production process from concept to completion to prepare you for a career in the rapidly developing world of digital media.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Join Us on a Literary Journey

Are you passionate about literature and language ? Join the English Department at Ashland University to start your literary journey across centuries and around the globe.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

Environmental Science 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 attention from your professors, a new 2,500 square foot greenhouse, expanded research facilities and many more.

An Environmental Science...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BFA
Fine-tuning Your Artistic Capabilities

Experience art on a whole new level in Ashland University’s Fine Art program.

The Fine Art program at the College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse program devoted to providing you with a fundamental core of art knowledge and strong technical skills. Choose from...

Undergraduate

Are you currently enrolled in a program at Ashland University and looking to expand your skill set and marketability? Consider a minor in a foreign language.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Solving Crimes With Science

Consider adding the Forensic Biology concentration to your major at Ashland University if you’re interested in applying biological principles to law enforcement.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

In Ashland’s French program, you’ll gain more than just language skills. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of the rich beauty of French civilization, culture, and literature.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.

Are you interested in French and looking to inspire others? Influence the next generation of students by learning how to teach French in Ashland University’s French Education program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Digging Deeper into the World

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors? Pursue this passion in the Geology program at Ashland University.

When you study geological sciences at Ashland University, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for our physical world, its tumultuous past and current activity,...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed
Becoming a Geology Business Leader

Do you want to be part of a brand new major that blends geoscience and business?

Ashland University recognizes there is a current gap in the geoscience industry: geologists know little about the business aspects of their professional and people in business...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BS
Fostering a Visual Business World

Are you looking for a creative career developing visual solutions for clients? Look no further than Ashland University’s Graphic Design Program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Driving Health Management

Ashland University’s revolutionary Health and Risk Communication Program is one of the only undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation. It focuses on two of the fast growing industries: health and safety.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Understanding Our World by Studying Its Past

Understanding the greatest minds and key events of the past is key to becoming an educated citizen and successful future professional. The History program at Ashland University helps you examine the past while building your writing, analysis, and communication skills to give you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Passing Your Love of Language On

Do you have a love of language and literature and want to teach? Bring your passion to life for the next generation of high school students in the Integrated Language Arts program at Ashland University.

This program prepares you for teacher licensure in...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
Teaching Mathematics to the Next Generation

Do you have a love for math and an interest in teaching your passion to the next generation? Look no further than Ashland University’s Integrated Mathematics Education program.

The Integrated Mathematics Education program combines Ashland University’s exceptional math and education programs to prepare...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED

Are you interested in teaching social studies to young minds? Learn how to confidently and competently bring the social sciences to life for the next generation in the Integrated Social Studies Education program at Ashland University.

This major combines the strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences with...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major provides students with an opportunity to complete a degree with a primary foundation in practical thinking and ethics . In addition, the student will develop this foundation through the choice of two concentrations in either the humanities , the sciences , or a business-oriented practicum ....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Entering the International Stage

Take an active role on the global stage in the International Political Studies program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Molding a Mathematical Mind

Are you an excellent problem solver with a mathematical mindset? A recent study found that the average starting salary of mathematics majors is higher than the starting salaries of business, communication, advertising, and accounting majors. The Mathematics program at Ashland University is designed to help you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Medical Laboratory Scientists are health-care professionals who collect and analyze body fluids, tissues, and other samples from patients, either in a hospital setting or a clinical laboratory. This program is a concentration within our Biology major that includes six semesters of coursework at Ashland University and a fourth year at...
Undergraduate
Degree Type: BM
Learning to Teach Music

If you want to be a music teacher, Ashland University’s Music Education program is a great place to start.

This program combines courses in music with courses from our College of Education, which is nationally recognized as one of the best programs in the state....

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
What to Expect in the Bachelor of Arts in Music Program

The Music Industry Track gives students a broad preparation for work in music retail, products, management, and events. Students complete courses in music technology, music theory and history, music performance, popular music, and music business, along with a set...

Undergraduate

The music minor programs are designed for students majoring in another field that want significant music study as a part of their education. The required courses for the music minor can be distributed over several years, to ease scheduling. Students select either an Applied performance track (the applied Music Minor)...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BM
Performing Your Passion

Are you passionate about music with a gift for performance? The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is designed to provide you with pre-professional training focused on music performance in order to prepare you for performing, teaching, or a graduate program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Making A Career in Music

Do you want to explore the world of music? The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a thorough musical education within the context of a liberal arts education.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Develop your performance skills in singing, dance, and music in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Musical Theatre program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Pursuing Wisdom

Are you a deep thinker with an inquisitive mind? Embrace your curiosity in Ashland University’s Philosophy program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED
Furthering Our Physical World

Are you interested in exploring the mysteries of our world and universe? Consider the Physics program at Ashland University.

As the foundation of all other sciences, physics covers everything from the universe’s largest galaxies to the tiniest subatomic particles. Ashland University’s Physics program allows you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Shaping Public Policy

Are you interested in the fusion between economics and politics? The distinctive Political Economy program at Ashland University combines courses from the College of Arts & Sciences and College of Business & Economics to give you a solid understanding of the many ways politics and economics interact...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
A Powerful Way to Learn

Are you a natural leader with an interest in politics or government? Consider the Political Science Program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Research Opportunities

Students majoring in psychology are encouraged to become involved in research in our department, and faculty and students alike regularly publish and present research at regional, national and international conferences. In the past ten years our students have made over 90 conference presentations at local, regional, and national...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Preparing the Faces of the Future

Are you an effective communicator looking to expand your skills? Do you want to play an integral role in the ever-changing, dynamic field of communication? Look no further than Ashland University’s Public Relations and Strategic Communication program.

In today’s complex, digitally connected world,...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
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 Theology History of Christianity Practical Theology Christian Ethics World Religions

As a Religion major, with the direction and guidance of your professors, you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSSW
Preparing You for a Lifetime of Advocacy

Ashland University’s Social Work program trains you to serve at-risk populations. Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), this program is one of the largest programs in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. It prepares you to take the licensing...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Integrating the Software Lifecycle into Your Lifecycle

The Software Design and Development program prepares you to be a proficient designer, developer, and troubleshooter of computer software systems. You will develop strong problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills, while taking courses that go in depth into each stage of the software lifecycle.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Do you want to master the language spoken by 350 million people worldwide? Spanish language skills are in high demand in the U.S., with many organizations turning to employees who know Spanish as a necessity. Ashland University’s Spanish program will give you a global competitive edge to prepare you for...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED

Learn to teach Spanish in Ashland University’s Spanish Education program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Uniting Sport and People

Do you have passion for sports and an interest in communication? Consider merging your interests in the Sport Communication program at Ashland University.

No other sport communication program in the country takes the same full-circle approach to the field as we do, making...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA

Are you interested in exploring the performance, design, or management areas of theatre? Look no further than Ashland University’s Theatre Studies program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Investigating Chemicals to Reduce Harmful Effects

Have you ever wondered why prescription drugs have side effects? Or why some plants and animals are poisonous? Or how exposure to air pollutants like sulfur and nitrogen oxides might affect people’s health?

You’ll learn the answers to these questions—and prepare for an...

Graduate

Graduate

Graduate
Degree Type: MA

There are many hybrid and online master's degree programs available, but how many can combine the rich interaction of a brick-and-mortar classroom with the convenience of learning from home? Ashland University's Master of Arts programs in American History and Government take online learning to the next level. At Ashland, you'll...

Graduate
Degree Type: MA

Are you a dedicated professional looking to improve your strategic communication skills?

Ashland University's Master of Arts in Corporate Strategic Communication (MACSC) program is one of the most innovative programs nationwide.

Graduate
Degree Type: MFA

Expand your writing practice and refine your craft within the supportive community of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Online

Online

Online-Adult
Degree Type: BS, AA

Looking to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice on your own time? As an online student in Ashland University’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn in an interactive online learning environment with ultimate flexibility to meet your schedule.

CAS News

CAS News

2020 Virtual MFA Summer Residency


Get Excited! The Ashland University 2020 MFA Summer Residency is going virtual this year. From July 13 - 31st, we’re hosting workshops, readings, panels, craft classes, open mics, and more--all from the safety and comfort of your home. More at ashlandmfa.blogspot.com...Read more

Didion Secures Position at KDRV

May 2020 Digital Media Journalism graduate Samantha Didion will start her professional media career on June 1. Samantha will relocate across the country to Medford, Oregon where she will be a reporter and producer for KDRV TV. At Newswatch 12, she will report on stories of local interest.Read more

2020 Senior Art + Design Exhibition Awards Announced


Congratulations to Ashland University Senior Art + Design Exhibition Award Winners:
Kiana Ziegler was selected as the senior exhibition award recipient by the AU Art + Design department faculty for her fall semester BFA painting exhibition titled "Meditation on the Flesh".The honorable mention award was presented to Rachel Brooks, a digital art major with a minor in creative writing for her digital art and animation works titled "Grandpa’s Attic".
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Prophets of Zoom at AU: Jemar Tisby, Michelle Higgins, and Seth Wispelwey

Historian Jemar Tisby was scheduled to speak at Ashland University in Peter Slade's class REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement; that was until the Coronavirus cancelled all events and moved all classes online.

Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, kindly agreed to speak to the class on Zoom.

"It went so well," said Slade, "that it occured to me that there were other people I would love my students to meet and learn from." He invited Rev. Michelle Higgins, the founder of Faith for Justice in St. Louis, and Rev Seth Wispelwey, one of the organizers of Congregate Charlottesville. Both kindly agreed to show up.

Recordings of the classes are available for anyone to watch -- click on the titles to go to the videos (Slade apologizes for his limited Zoom skills):

1. Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation - A Conversation with Jemar Tisby














2. Six Years Since Ferguson - A Conversation with Michelle Higgins














3. . . . since Charlottesville - A Conversation with Seth Wispelwey
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Leading the Liberal Arts

Whether you aspire for a career in the arts, sciences, or mathematics, you have so much to gain from the diverse academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of Ashland’s liberal arts experience. We’re home to 16 academic departments, over 50 undergraduate programs, and four graduate programs spanning the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and fine arts.

The Ashland Advantage

There’s a reason so many students select the College of Arts and Sciences.

We proudly claim:

  • Accent on the Individual with small class sizes and discussion-based classrooms to facilitate your individual learning

  • National accreditation for our Music, Chemistry, and Social Work programs

  • To provide a transformative college experience through close working relationships with faculty and countless opportunities for research collaboration and mentorship

  • To facilitate a smooth college transition with Living-Learning Communities that provide collaborative networks for like-minded students

  • A celebrated faculty who have earned distinguished praise for their contributions to research and education

  • Impressive internship placements with extensive company partnerships across departments

  • To help all students go further after college because of the excellent training and experience they receive