The Ohio State University at Marion

Majors & Minors

This program encourages students to complete coursework, internships, and scientific research in the study of human behavior and mental processes. Students are required to complete Psychology 1100, Introduction to Psychology, before moving on to other coursework in the major. Psychology 1100 should be completed during the first semester. Students should complete Psychology 1300 during their freshmen year. This one credit-hour course provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of psychology, careers in the field of psychology and explores why research and internships are an important part of the undergraduate experience.

In addition to Psychology 1100 and 1300, the major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of Psychology department coursework in four categories: Data Analysis & Research (Psychology 2220 and 2300)
  • Core Requirements
  • Advanced Requirements
  • Elective Courses in the Major
These categories provide students with rigorous academic study of topics including memory and thinking, human development and behavior, attitudes and prejudice, and psychological disorders. Internships and research experiences can be completed for credits in the area of elective courses in the major.

Curriculum Sheet Downloads

>>> Bachelor of Arts curriculum sheet
>>> Bachelor of Science curriculum sheet
>>> Psychology minor curriculum sheet


All students pursuing an English major at Ohio State take three courses to understand the development of American and British Literature.


Then, with the help of faculty and advisors, and based on academic and personal interests and short- and longer-term career goals, students choose one of five specializations:

  1. Literature, Film and Popular Culture Studies
  2. Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy
  3. Creative Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
  4. Folklore Studies
  5. English Pre-Education (for students interested in teaching middle and high school English)

Students have the option to begin their English major course work without declaring a specialization, and they may switch specializations without delaying their progress towards a degree should their interests and goals change over the course of their academic career.

Career preparation

The English department offers a course focused on career planning for English majors. During this course, students meet with alumni, examine the value of attending graduate or professional school, organize internship and job searches, and prepare job application and interview materials.