University College serves undecided/undeclared students who are exploring the University’s options before selecting a major. University College is also home to students who are seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies, complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, or earn an associate’s degree.
University College advances the mission of Ohio University by providing institutional leadership across colleges in order to promote academic advising, teaching, and learning. The college provides a number of University-wide services and is home to key units such as the Academic Advancement Center, the Allen Student Advising Center, Learning Community Programs, and the Student Writing Center. University College staff members manage Bobcat Student Orientation as well as advising programs that assist students in reviewing their interests, planning academic programs, and adjusting to college life. In addition, University College oversees the University’s general education program and fosters student success through initiatives such as learning communities, Army and Air Force ROTC, study skills, tutoring programs, and workshops to promote academic success.