Ohio University Lancaster offers all the benefits and services of a major university; the convenience of a community college; the affordability of state-assisted tuition; the hands-on learning opportunities of a technical school; and the academic foundation of a university education.
Situated on 113 acres on the northern edge of Lancaster, the campus serves students from throughout central Ohio. The two largest buildings, Brasee Hall and Herrold Hall, house classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, faculty offices, a library, art studios, an art gallery, a gymnasium, theatre, an exercise room, a dance studio, a student lounge, and a bookstore. The library offers more than 90,000 volumes, research databases, OhioLINK access, and a learning commons.
All of the Lancaster campus faculty members hold at least a master’s degree in their fields. More than half of the professors teaching in traditional academic areas such as the humanities, the social/behavioral sciences, the natural sciences, and mathematics hold doctoral degrees. All of the technical faculty have master’s degrees and bring employment-oriented experience to their labs and classrooms.
To keep abreast of developments in their fields, professors actively conduct research, write and present papers at national and international conferences, and publish journal articles and books. Faculty members also advise students in selecting courses that meet degree requirements and assist students when they have difficulties understanding course materials.
Ohio University Lancaster’s well-equipped science and technology laboratories provide students with excellent learning opportunities. Small class sizes ensure personalized education.
Attractive and well-maintained buildings and grounds enhance the learning experience at Ohio University Lancaster and Pickerington. Parking is ample and accessible. All classrooms, laboratories, and the library are equipped for entry and use by handicapped individuals.
Nearly 6,000 people of all ages and all backgrounds take courses for credit and non-credit at Ohio University Lancaster and the Pickerington Center each year. Students, instructors, and professors believe this mix makes a vital contribution to the learning experience.
Many students work part- or full-time and find that scheduling classes around employment is indeed possible. Most students who are employed full time take less than a full course load. Students may choose day or evening classes.
Services available to Ohio University Lancaster students include career planning, job placement, basic skills education, a tutoring (Learning Resources) center, a bookstore, food services, babysitting for pre-school age children, financial aid counseling, and assistance with veteran’s benefits. Students attending the Lancaster campus may take advantage of any services offered to Athens students.
Areas of Study
Traditional freshman- and sophomore-level courses allow students to complete at least two years toward a bachelor’s degree in most Ohio University programs. Because Ohio University and its regional campuses are accredited by the North Central Association, credits earned at Ohio University Lancaster will transfer to most other institutions of higher education.
The Lancaster campus also offers practical, career-oriented courses allowing students to earn a two-year associate degree on campus. Required coursework for a number of bachelor’s degrees also can be completed at the Lancaster campus. Visit academic degrees & programs for a full list of degrees offered.
Cultural and Extracurricular Activities
Students and community residents enjoy a variety of cultural opportunities. The Cultural Events Committee sponsors lectures, music, and other special events regularly. The Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts features several exhibits each year, including works by students and faculty. The campus is 35 minutes from downtown Columbus and its cultural activities.
Since the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and the Pickerington Center are commuter sites, involvement in extra curricular activities presents a unique challenge for our diverse non-traditional population. However, we continue to work to increase the opportunities for students to become involved with their peers and the community. A chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society is very active on campus to encourage scholarship, leadership, and public service. L.E.A.D. offers a year-long opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and learn from faculty and staff in other settings. Students may participate in choir, an annual art show, and planned on- and off-campus outdoor activities.
Campus men and women have the opportunity to compete intercollegiately in seven sports. Ohio University Lancaster is a member of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, made up of the regional campuses of Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Miami University, and Kent State University. The campus also features an active intramural program, especially in volleyball, and excellent exercise and dance facilities.