Ohio Northern University

Introduction

SMALL UNIVERSITY, HUGE IMPACT.

Ohio Northern University is an independent, comprehensive University located in the scenic village of Ada, Ohio. The University comprises five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law. Since our inception in 1871, we’ve been devoted to developing students who are ready to immerse themselves and progress to the next level
 in everything they do.

ONU has a rich history of academic excellence, and we’re always evolving to meet society’s ever-changing needs. We’ve most recently been recognized for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service and, most impressively, providing a high return on investment for our graduates.

LIFELONG GROWTH IS OUR EVERYDAY MISSION

Our values at ONU have been influenced by a unique history and an enduring affiliation with the United Methodist Church. We’re inspired by the higher values of truth, beauty and goodness. Above all, our mission is to prepare students for success in their careers and service to their communities, the nation and the world.

Students at ONU work closely with faculty so they can learn to think critically, creatively and entrepreneurially. The practical experience they gain at ONU, along with creative exploration outside of the classroom, prepares students for a lifetime of personal growth.

ONU AT A GLANCE

Ohio Northern University was established in 1871 in the Village of Ada, Ohio. Our scenic campus is located about 80 miles northwest of Columbus, Ohio. The University is made up of five colleges, each preparing students to take on whatever challenges they see in the world.

  • 3,238 students
  • More than 70 programs of study
  • Representing 34 states and 25 countries
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average freshman class size: 19
  • 653 faculty and staff
  • 83 percent of full-time faculty have Ph.D.s or terminal degrees.
  • 31,357 alumni
  • Daniel A. DiBiasio is the 11th president of Ohio Northern University.
  • 342-acre campus
  • Mascot – Polar Bear named Klondike
  • NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference – 12 men’s and 11 women’s teams
  • School colors – orange and black

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Ohio Northern University began with a single person and a single idea. In 1871, Henry Solomon Lehr, with support from the community, founded the Northwestern Ohio Normal School as a teacher training institution. Two other name changes would follow; first, to Ohio Normal University and second, in 1903, to Ohio Northern University. The evolution from a normal school to a true university reflects an impressive period of growth in both size and scope, one that distinctively combined traditional arts and sciences departments and education with the professional fields of engineering, pharmacy, law, and business. In 1899, the University affiliated with the United Methodist Church and more intentionally embraced the Judeo-Christian values of becoming church-related. From these beginnings, Ohio Northern University has developed a focus on teaching, learning, scholarship, and professional practice, and a campus environment that is student-centered, service-oriented, and values-based.

OUR PIONEERING ATTITUDE IS OUR OLDEST TRADITION.

Ohio Northern’s ambitious, pioneering attitude has been alive since the very beginning. The school started with a single person and a single idea. With the help of the community, Henry Solomon Lehr founded the Northwestern Ohio Normal School in 1871. When the college’s curriculum grew to include pharmacy, engineering, law and business programs, its name was changed to Ohio Normal University and, eventually, in 1903, Ohio Northern University.

MISSION

Influenced by a unique history and an enduring affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Ohio Northern University’s mission is to provide a high quality learning environment that prepares students for success in their careers, service to their communities, the nation, and the world, and a lifetime of personal growth inspired by the higher values of truth, beauty, and goodness. The University’s distinctive academic program includes mutually supporting liberal and professional education components that integrate practice with theory, complemented by excellent co-curricular offerings that enrich the Northern experience. To fulfill this mission, faculty and staff engage with students so they can learn to think critically, creatively, and entrepreneurially, communicate effectively, gain practical experience, solve problems collaboratively, and act as ethical and responsible members of a global community.

VISION 2021

Ohio Northern University’s vision is to be among the best private, comprehensive universities in the nation, known for programs of excellence and distinction and recognized for effectively integrating arts and sciences disciplines, professional studies, high impact learning, and civic engagement.

To achieve higher levels of excellence and distinction and greater national recognition, the University will build on its current strengths and pursue the following key elements of a shared strategic vision:

  • We will identify and implement opportunities for both new and existing academic program growth with programs in the allied health professions among the first to be considered.
  • We will adopt technology resources that enhance student learning and improve administrative functioning.
  • We will align our financial aid policies, curriculum, and support services to become a peer leader in graduating students in four years.
  • We will build strategic partnerships and expand opportunities to serve our local communities, the region, and beyond.
  • We will develop a new campus master plan to meet academic and co-curricular needs, focusing first on a new engineering building and enhanced student services.
  • We will incorporate sustainable practices to be better stewards of our environmental, energy, and financial resources.
  • We will improve the financial state and fiscal strength of the University.
  • We will develop a more compelling brand promise for the University that will advance and enhance our national reputation.

By successfully implementing these key strategies, Ohio Northern University will be poised to celebrate its sesquicentennial year in 2021 and be prepared for continued 21st century success.

CORE VALUES

  • Collaboration: We encourage the development of unique collaborations that further distinguish the university
  • Community: We are a community that strives to be “purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative” (Boyer, 1990) and that is strengthened by engaging all members of the community in the life of the University
  • Diversity: We value the core belief expressed in the University’s motto, “Ex diversitate vires, “out of diversity strength,” and provide experiences and programs that prepare graduates for success in a diverse nation and world.
  • Excellence: We aspire to achieve the highest standards of performance in our professional fields and our roles at the University.
  • Faith: We celebrate the University’s historic relationship and active affiliation with the United Methodist Church and welcome persons of all faiths by providing a supportive environment for their moral and spiritual growth.
  • Integrity: We expect individuals to conduct themselves with honesty, trustworthiness, and respect for others.
  • Service: We encourage service to others and civic engagement, both as a commitment to community involvement and as a responsibility of democratic citizenship.

WELCOME TO CLEAR SKIES, OPEN SPACES AND FRESH IDEAS

Ohio Northern University is set in the rural village of Ada, Ohio. It’s a small town, but we still do plenty of big things. And ONU is at the center of it all. Without the distractions of a big city, we hone 
in on exploring what excites us, solving what puzzles us, and building strong relationships with our community.

SEE FOR YOURSELF

The best way to get a feel for the friendly atmosphere of Ada is to come experience it for yourself. The Inn at Ohio Northern University is our beautiful full-service hotel located right on campus. And when you visit, don’t forget to come hungry. Some of our favorite local restaurants are Padrone’s Pizza, El Campo, and Viva Maria’s.

THE AREA

Once part of the Great Black Swamp and then American Indian territory, Hardin County was organized in 1833 and named after John Hardin, a Revolutionary War officer. Kenton is the county’s largest town and the county seat. With rich farmland and abundant timber, the county’s main industry is agriculture. But the county also boasts many successful small and large businesses powered by a hardworking and resilient workforce. The county also is home to an Old Order Amish community. These private and plain people travel by horse and buggy and do not have electricity or telephones in their homes. Visitors can traverse scenic roadways past Amish farms and stop to purchase fresh produce, honey, baskets, quilts, soaps and more.

ADA

The village of Ada is a place where you can breathe and just be. The kind of place that, when you move away, you feel nostalgic for your entire life. Experience all that small-town living has to offer – the friendly people, the festivals, the varied restaurants and shops, and the memories that last a lifetime.

Ada is a short road trip away from many prime destinations. Check out the distance from Ada to four big “C” cities: Columbus is 1½ hours, Cleveland and Cincinnati are 2½ hours, and Chicago is 4 hours. Bluffton, located about 15 minutes away, offers main street shops offering everything from sports gear to crafts from developing countries. Findlay and Lima, both mid-sized cities, are 20 to 30 minutes down the road from Ada and offer expanded opportunities for shopping, culture and dining.

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Bachelor Biochemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

With a chemistry or biochemistry degree from our American Chemical Society-accredited department, you could end up working on a cure for cancer; monitoring the ozone layer that protects us from the sun; researching superior energy solutions (i.e., battery technology or solar panels); developing new textiles, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products; or solving water-pollution problems. [+]

GO FOR A POSITIVE REACTION With a chemistry or biochemistry degree from our American Chemical Society-accredited department, you could end up working on a cure for cancer; monitoring the ozone layer that protects us from the sun; researching superior energy solutions (i.e., battery technology or solar panels); developing new textiles, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products; or solving water-pollution problems. Our program combines rigorous academics with extensive opportunities for research and work in the lab. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the math and the physical sciences while developing your critical-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills. These skills are in demand in today’s workforce. Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention you’ll find here. Even as a freshman, you’ll have the opportunity to be in the lab working with real professors – not graduate assistants or lab instructors. Throughout your four years, you’ll have the chance to design and conduct your own experiments, work on independent projects, assist professors with grant-funded research, present your research at regional and/or national conferences, and possibly even co-author an article for an international chemistry journal. The opportunities open to you are truly incredible! Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be an elite chemistry/biochemistry student – part of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, internships, co-ops, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to make important scientific contributions. You’ll be armed with the knowledge, hands-on experience and critical-thinking skills needed for success – no matter where your path leads you. OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS RESEARCH TAKES CENTER STAGE Ninety-five percent of our chemistry/biochemistry students work side-by-side with ONU professors on important research projects. Funding for these projects comes from an array of sources, including the National Science Foundation, Ohio Sea Grant, U.S. Geological Survey, the American Chemical Society and, of course, ONU. GET INVOLVED Join a professional organization, and you’ll learn about opportunities in your field and meet new people. Students in ONU’s chapter of the American Chemical Society, for example, plan social gatherings, sponsor guest speakers and attend career fairs. Furthermore, the department also sponsors a chapter of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon chemistry honorary, which helps promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. Being part of these organizations helps you build your professional network of colleagues. SCIENTISTS IN THE HOUSE Every year, we bring renowned science scholars to campus to share their discoveries – and their journeys – with students. The Kritzler Lectureship in Chemistry, for example, brings distinguished chemists to campus each year to present major new developments in their field. You’ll get the chance to meet and interact with each speaker. THINK SUCCESS ALLISON WILLIAMSON BS WITH A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY ’13 “ONE OF THE SIMPLEST MEASURES OF SUCCESS IS TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT YOU LOVE YOUR JOB AND LOOK FORWARD TO GOING INTO WORK IN THE MORNING. SOME PEOPLE AREN’T ABLE TO SAY THAT, BUT I CAN WITH COMPLETE SINCERITY. I CAN’T THANK MY ONU PROFESSORS ENOUGH FOR HOW WELL THEY PREPARED ME TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE WORKFORCE. THEY PASSED ON KNOWLEDGE, ADVICE AND ALSO PRACTICAL SKILLS, LIKE HOW TO WORK EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY IN THE LAB.” In high school, Allison Williamson excelled in chemistry. Her uncle, a biochemist in cancer research, showed her that science has the potential to improve quality of life. Allison decided to make chemistry her career path. At ONU, she became a founding member of the chemistry honorary Gamma Sigma Epsilon. She was also active in ONU’s chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS). This group afforded her fun opportunities, like carving the entire periodic table of pumpkins and making ice cream using liquid nitrogen. SMACS also funded her participation in the national conference for the American Chemical Society where she presented research. Today, Allison is a research chemist for Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe, Ohio, a specialty company that manufactures additives for use in engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, gear oils and more. She travels nationally and internationally to the company’s plants where she troubleshoots problems and provides support. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Over the past five years, an average of 95 percent of our chemistry/biochemistry majors were employed full-time or enrolled in professional or graduate school within six months of graduation. Our chemistry students consistently obtain impressive internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions for the summer. Our graduates get accepted into top-notch graduate schools, including the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cornell University, MIT, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of California Berkeley, Ohio State University (dental and optometry programs), Michigan State University and Yale University. COURSES You can earn a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry or chemistry with an optional ACS-accredited concentration or a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. Additionally, you can be a pre-medical student with any of these degrees, or you can pursue teacher licensure in chemistry. Here are some of the courses you can take as a chemistry or biochemistry major: Organic chemistry Physical chemistry Medicinal chemistry Analytical chemistry Inorganic chemistry Polymer chemistry Organic synthesis Biochemistry [-]

Bachelor Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

In the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the computer engineering field. You’ll take courses in electric circuits, embedded systems and computer architecture. If you’re passionate about a particular subject – like computer networks, digital image processing or robotics – you can choose from a variety of upper-level elective courses in these areas. [+]

CONTROL THE MACHINES THAT CONTROL THE WORLD In the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the computer engineering field. You’ll take courses in electric circuits, embedded systems and computer architecture. If you’re passionate about a particular subject – like computer networks, digital image processing or robotics – you can choose from a variety of upper-level elective courses in these areas. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will open doors for you and help you succeed. Your computer engineering education will blend challenging coursework with hands-on, real-world learning experiences. You’ll work on team projects and solve engineering challenges for actual clients as early as your first year. You’ll apply the knowledge you learn in class, but, more importantly, you will have the opportunity to hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship. These skills will help you find a job and land that promotion. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, whether it’s working in computer security, designing software and hardware, or starting your own company! OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS MIGHTY MOUSE A-MAZES A mouse, a maze, a race to the center. At the Micromouse Competition – sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – students design, construct and program an autonomous robotic mouse to compete with other mice in finding the center of a maze within the least amount of time. Held once a year, the competition pits ONU’s team against teams from other engineering schools across the region. In case you’re wondering, the Polar Bears usually capture one of the top competition awards. GET INVOLVED Join a professional organization and you’ll learn about opportunities in your field and meet new people. ONU’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for example, provides access to social and networking events and fast-paced competitions like the ACM Programming Contest, in which student teams scramble to solve problems and submit solutions as programs in C, C++ or Java. THINK SUCCESS ROBERT ANDERSON BSCPE ’14 “BEING A COMPUTER ENGINEER PUTS YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS TO THE TEST. I REALLY ENJOY WORKING WITH ENGINEERS AROUND THE GLOBE TO MEET A COMMON GOAL. IT’S ALSO REWARDING TO KNOW THAT I’VE CONTRIBUTED TO ROCKWELL PRODUCTS THAT ARE BEING USED TO PRODUCE BILLIONS OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE – FROM CARS TO MILK CARTONS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.” Robert Anderson graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. On campus, he was active in Greek life, serving as an executive member of Delta Sigma Phi and the governing body for all fraternities on campus. He also was active in the ONU chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. His junior year, he had a co-op at Rockwell Automation, which led to a full-time job offer upon graduation. Today, he’s an embedded software engineer at Rockwell, responsible for designing, implementing, testing and maintaining firmware for the company’s industrial control products. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Our computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. We boast a 100 percent placement rate for students in co-op employment opportunities, which begin in the second semester of the junior year and continue for one year. Our computer engineering students co-op at well-known companies like RoviSys, Battelle, Timken, Rockwell Automation, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Computer engineering had a 100 percent placement rate in 2014. COURSES You’ll need 128 credit hours to earn your Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE). We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue a minor of your choice or a concentration in advanced energy or robotics that will align with your interests and passions. Here are some courses you’ll take as a computer engineering major: Calculus Physics Digital Logic Signal and Systems Microprocessors Digital Signal Processing Electronics Embedded Systems Networks and Data Communications Operating Systems Computer Architecture VLSI System Design [-]

Bachelor Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

As an electrical engineering major in the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the field. You’ll take courses on electronics, control systems, microprocessors and electric power. If you are interested in a particular area – like communications, power systems or advanced electronics – you can choose from a variety of upper-level elective courses in these areas. [+]

SPARK YOUR INGENUITY As an electrical engineering major in the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the field. You’ll take courses on electronics, control systems, microprocessors and electric power. If you are interested in a particular area – like communications, power systems or advanced electronics – you can choose from a variety of upper-level elective courses in these areas. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. Your electrical engineering education will blend coursework with hands-on, real-world learning experiences. You’ll work on team projects and solve engineering challenges for actual clients as early as your first year. You will apply the knowledge you learn in class, but more importantly, you will have the opportunity to hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship. These skills will help you find a job and land that promotion. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, whether it’s designing the next generation smartphone, managing projects for a major energy corporation, building robotic systems or even launching your own company! OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS MIGHTY MOUSE A-MAZES A mouse, a maze, a race to the center. At the Micromouse Competition – sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – students design, construct and program an autonomous robotic mouse to compete with other mice in finding the center of a maze within the least amount of time. Held once a year, the competition pits ONU’s team against teams from other engineering schools across the region. In case you’re wondering, the Polar Bears usually capture one of the top competition awards. GET INVOLVED Join a professional organization and you’ll learn about opportunities in your field and meet new people. Get involved in ONU’s chapter of the IEEE and open the door to social events – like bowling and pizza night, regional and national engineering competitions, and networking events. THINK SUCCESS COURTNEY HETRICK BSEE ’13 “ONE MIGHT THINK THAT ALL OF THIS MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A SUPER-NERD, ALWAYS BUSY WITH MY STUDIES,” SHE SAYS. “BUT I STILL FOUND TIME TO ROLLERBLADE THE GREEN MONSTER, PLAY INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL, AND GRAB PIZZA WITH FRIENDS.” TODAY, COURTNEY IS A HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER AT ROCKWELL AUTOMATION WORKING ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES FOR INDUSTRIAL DRIVE SYSTEMS. “I LOVE THAT I ACTUALLY USE MATH AND CALCULATIONS. I LOVE HAVING THE POWER TO MAKE MY OWN CREATIVE DESIGN CHOICES. I LOVE THE VISUAL LAYOUT AND ROUTING PROCESS OF SEEING HARDWARE COME TO LIFE. AND I LOVE BEING IN THE LAB AND TESTING OUT MY DESIGNS,” SHE SAYS. “ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OFFERS COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES, AND THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR CREATIVE, SMART YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DESIGN THE FUTURE.” Courtney Hetrick, 2013 electrical engineering graduate, got the most out of her ONU experience. She worked with professors on two different research projects – even presenting a biomedical research paper in Vancouver, Canada, during the ASEE national conference. She interned at Battelle and GE Healthcare – working on two cool projects related to diabetic insulin pens and large x-ray magnets. She actively participated in IEEE and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society. And, her excellent academic record earned her the honor of 2013 class salutatorian. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Our electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. We boast a 100 percent placement rate for students in co-op employment opportunities, which begin in the second semester of the junior year and continue for one year. Our electrical engineering students co-op at well-known companies like Marathon Petroleum, American Electric Power, RoviSys, Timken and Rockwell Automation. Over the last five years, an average of 97 percent of our electrical engineering majors found full-time engineering jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. COURSES You’ll need 128 credit hours to earn your Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue a minor of your choice or a concentration in advanced energy or robotics that will align with your interests and passions. Here are some courses you’ll take as an electrical engineering major: Calculus Physics Electric Circuits Digital Logic Signals and Systems Electromagnetics Electronics Digital Signal Processing Control Systems Communication Systems Energy Systems System Design [-]

Bachelor Engineering Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our engineering education major is the first of its kind in Ohio and one of the first in the nation. The program will prepare you to become a licensed secondary math teacher but with a specialized engineering perspective. You’ll receive a solid foundation in engineering, mathematics and education. [+]

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION Our engineering education major is the first of its kind in Ohio and one of the first in the nation. The program will prepare you to become a licensed secondary math teacher but with a specialized engineering perspective. You’ll receive a solid foundation in engineering, mathematics and education. You’ll take core engineering courses and then broaden your engineering knowledge through five technical electives in your areas of interest. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. The engineering education program blends challenging coursework with real-world learning. You’ll work on team projects and solve engineering challenges. You’ll go out into the community and the schools to work with children, introducing them to engineering with fun, hands-on projects that you design and develop. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with all age groups and design projects, lesson plans and curricula. These skills are essential for every successful teacher. Upon graduation, you’ll become an ambassador for the engineering profession – ready to have a positive impact on young people and to change the world! OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS SCHOOL DAYS, FUN DAYS Local schoolchildren claim it’s THE best day of the entire school year. And you’ll help plan it! The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy is a fun-filled day of interactive engineering projects. Schoolchildren – guided by ONU engineering students – get to do cool things like building batteries out of lemons and designing weight-bearing structures out of a deck of cards. As an engineering education major, you’ll play a lead role in the STEM Academy – designing curricula and dozens of hands-on activities to get fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders excited about engineering. ASEE CHAPTER ONU started the first – and only – undergraduate chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Members of this group sponsor guest speakers, participate in regional and national conferences, host fun social activities, and participate in STEM outreach programs. THINK SUCCESS TYLER HERTENSTEIN BS ’15 “THE BEST ASPECT OF THE ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM IS ITS DIVERSITY. I TOOK MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASSES THE ENTIRE FOUR YEARS AS WELL AS MATH AND EDUCATION CLASSES. IT TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A STRONG LEARNER WHO COULD MASTER A NEW SUBJECT IN A SHORT TIME. IT ALSO PROVIDED ME WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE A LARGE VARIETY OF CAREERS.” Tyler Hertenstein graduated with a Bachelor of Science in engineering education in spring 2015 and accepted a position as an engineering technology teacher at Pleasant Local High School in Marion, Ohio. While at ONU, he helped to plan the STEM Academy, traveled to the Dominican Republic to show local teachers how to integrate engineering into their lessons, and spent a summer at Olin College in Massachusetts working on a research project with engineering students from across the country. He also student-taught at Allen East High School in Lima, Ohio, and interned in web applications development at Plumbline Solutions in Findlay, Ohio. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES The math education component of our engineering education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). ONU education students have achieved a 100 percent passage rate for the past five years on the teacher licensure exam. 100 percent of our engineering education majors have found full-time jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. COURSES You’ll need 128 credit hours to earn your Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering education. We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue courses or a minor that will align with your interests and passions. Here are some courses you’ll take as an engineering education major: Calculus Physics Communications in the Classroom Electric Circuits Computer Applications Development Across the Lifespan Educational Psychology Exceptional Learners Curriculum and Assessment Integrated Mathematics Methods Student Teaching [-]

Bachelor International Theater Production

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. [+]

GET BEHIND THE MAGIC Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad. Here, you’ll be part of a family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our distinguished professors will bring out the best in you from the moment you arrive on campus until you graduate. They will become personally invested in your success. On campus, you’ll study and work in top-notch facilities with the latest equipment. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts includes a 550-seat proscenium theatre, a 132-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, scenic and costume shops, smart classrooms, and a computer lab. Let’s be real; international theatre production is a competitive field. It won’t be easy to carve out a career. But at ONU, we give you intensive support, and we open doors. As countless graduates of our program will testify, we’ll take you where you want to go. OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO A well-rounded education includes travel, new experiences, and stretching your comfort zone. We partner with the University of Salford in Manchester, England, and the Rakvare Theatre Company in Estonia for international travel and theatre opportunities. Students have also studied in Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Ireland. We help students land internships at theatre companies in major cities. The opportunities are here – you just need to grab them. MASTERS IN THE HOUSE Learn from the best in the industry! Imagine getting advice from a costume designer who’s worked for Lady Gaga and Michelle Pfeiffer. Or learning the complexities behind performer flying from a leading expert. Every year, we bring acclaimed directors, playwrights, choreographers, scenic and lighting designers, conductors, and more to campus to work with students in the intimate setting of a master class. THINK SUCCESS SAORI YOKOO BFA WITH A MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION ’13 “BECAUSE OF MY ONU EXPERIENCES, I WASN’T AFRAID TO JUMP INTO THE REAL WORLD. I LOVE THE PEOPLE IN OUR BUSINESS. I LOVE THE FACT THAT THEATRE CAN MOVE PEOPLE AND TEACH THEM SOMETHING.” Saori Yokoo came to ONU because of the abundant opportunities to practice her craft. Sure enough, she had the chance to be the stage manager for many shows at the Freed Center. Today, Saori works with Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin in Tokyo, Japan. Before that, she toured the U.S. as a stage manager for Bring it On the Musical and was a stage manager for Oliver in New York City. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Creative Colleges: A Guide for Students, Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers ranks ONU a top 200 program for creative students. In recent years, graduates in the theatre department have gotten jobs with national and international touring shows, become freelance designers, received positions at regional theatres, and continued their education at graduate schools such as the Yale School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. COURSES You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BFA in international theatre production. It is quite possible to minor or double major to explore your other interests. [-]

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. [+]

MAKE THE WORLD BETTER At the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the field, learning about material science, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, the design process and more. You’ll have the option of specializing in an area that you’re passionate about – like renewable energy, robotics, biomedical devices or manufacturing. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. Your mechanical engineering education will blend challenging coursework with real-world learning. You’ll work on team projects and solve engineering challenges for actual clients. You’ll not only apply the knowledge you learn in class, but also hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship. These skills are essential to every successful mechanical engineer. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, whether it’s designing the next-generation automobile, building a robotic system for a manufacturer, developing alternative energy solutions or starting your own company! OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS POWER IT WITH INGENUITY The Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) – sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – is the ultimate test of ingenuity. Student teams design and build strong, lightweight and aerodynamic vehicles powered by humans. Then, the race is on! Which vehicle is the fastest? Which best meets design standards? Which is the most portable? ONU’s entry usually faces off against more than 30 competitors – and we often place near the top! It’s a fun challenge – and one that builds teamwork and organizational skills. FROM FABRICATION TO FLYING THROUGH THE DUNES Through the Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Design Series, students from around the world design, build and test their own off-road vehicles to withstand punishing terrain. The competition is a combination of engineering skills, hands-on knowledge and real-world challenges. Every year, a team of ONU engineers competes in this competition – and every year we excel. As a mechanical engineering student, you could be part of this cool experience. THINK SUCCESS JENNIFER SMITH BSME ’12 “ONU THOROUGHLY PREPARED ME FOR REAL-WORLD ENGINEERING AND A TOP-NOTCH CAREER RIGHT FROM THE START. THE PROFESSORS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR PROFESSION AND HOLD STUDENTS’ EDUCATION PARAMOUNT OVER RESEARCH PROGRAMS THAT OFTEN DISTRACT LARGER UNIVERSITIES FROM UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION. THE CURRICULUM IS STRONG AND CONSTANTLY ADAPTING TO SUIT INDUSTRY’S EVOLVING NEEDS. THERE ALSO ARE ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF ENGINEERING EXTRACURRICULARS AND OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO FURTHER ENHANCE ONE’S EDUCATION AT NORTHERN.” Jennifer Smith, who received her BSME in 2012, was in “constant motion” as an ONU student. She played varsity softball and club soccer. She served as president of ONU Recycles and was an officer in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She joined ONU’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team and pedaled her team’s creation on the Indy 500 track. She also had co-ops at Marathon Petroleum and Emerson Climate Technology. Today, she’s a researcher in Batelle’s Energy Systems division in Columbus, Ohio. She develops technology for the alternative and traditional energy sectors – including a pyrolysis reactor that converts biomass (like woodchips) into bio-oil. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Our mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. We boast a 100 percent placement rate for students in co-op employment opportunities, which begin in the second semester of the junior year and continue for one year. Our mechanical engineering students co-op at Battelle Memorial Institute, Borg Warner Turbo Systems, Emerson Climate Technologies, Honda and other well-known companies. Over the last five years, an average of 95 percent of our mechanical engineering majors found a full-time engineering job or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation COURSES You’ll need 128 credit hours to earn your Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue a minor of your choice or a concentration in advanced energy or robotics that will align with your interests and passions. Here are some courses you’ll take as a mechanical engineer major: Chemistry Calculus Engineering Material Science Strength of Materials Thermodynamics Mechanical Design Experimental Methods Dynamic Systems Heat Transfer Engineering Analysis Process of Design Senior Capstone [-]

Bachelor Risk Management & Insurance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

With this program, you’ll receive a solid foundation in all aspects of risk management – from loss and protection, to insurance regulation, to underwriting and claims adjusting. Professionals with these skills are in demand across a variety of industries. [+]

NAVIGATE THE FUTURE With this program, you’ll receive a solid foundation in all aspects of risk management – from loss and protection, to insurance regulation, to underwriting and claims adjusting. Professionals with these skills are in demand across a variety of industries. Networking is key in business, and it’s key here. With our small class sizes, you’ll get to know your professors, and they will get to know you. In fact, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who will mentor you from day one until graduation. You’ll also interact with and learn from business leaders, entrepreneurs and ONU alumni who’ve forged amazing careers in many different industries. Your risk management and insurance education will blend rigorous coursework with real-world learning. You’ll work with actual companies to solve problems using risk assessment and mitigation strategies and tactics, including the use of a very important tool: insurance. You’ll engage in an internship that provides on-the-job training. You’ll hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, including jobs in fields such as risk management, insurance and insurance brokerage. OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS EXECUTIVE CLASSROOM Imagine traveling to a big city and meeting with senior executives from top companies – as an undergraduate student! The Executive Classroom is a special course that focuses on leadership and ethics. The course’s cornerstone is a trip to a major metropolitan area for intense days of meetings, networking and cultural activities. Past classes have traveled to Chicago and visited the Chicago Bears, JP Morgan Chase, AT&T, Deloitte, On Target Performance Group, Harbor Capital Advisors and Cook County Hospital. INTERNSHIPS Your internship gives you a chance to work in the field and build your résumé. We set you up with an internship that matches your interests and career aspirations. While many students intern in Ohio, others choose to complete an internship in another state or even internationally. Most internships are paid, and many result in offers of full-time employment upon graduation. THINK SUCCESS MICHELLE SEISLOVE BSBA WITH A MAJOR IN MARKETING MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ’13 INSURANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY AN INDUSTRY THAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT GETTING INTO WHEN THEY ARE PLANNING THEIR PROFESSIONAL FUTURES. ONCE YOU ARE IN, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE TRULY ENDLESS. WHETHER YOU WORK FOR AN AGENCY OR A COMPANY, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. FROM TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING AND ACCOUNTING, TO UNDERWRITING AND CLAIMS, EVERYONE CAN FIND THEIR PERFECT FIT. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT WORKING FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY IS FUN, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY. Michelle Seislove graduated from ONU in 2013 with a BSBA with a major in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. While at ONU, she served as president of ONU’s American Marketing Association chapter and was active in the Student Investment Club. Today, she is a customer connections specialist for Ohio Mutual Insurance in Bucyrus, Ohio. She is responsible for the promotion and implementation of 360access, an online policyholder service used to manage insurance accounts. The risk management major wasn’t an option when she attended ONU. But as a recent graduate who works in the insurance industry, she sees the value of this degree in the marketplace. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES 100 percent placement rate for risk management students in internships. ONU students land coveted spots at companies like Ohio Mutual, Nationwide Insurance and AFLAC. Our students consistently score in the 90th percentile on the Education Testing Services business exams. COURSES You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BSBA with a major in risk management and insurance. This includes 24 credit hours of electives useful for customizing your program or adding a minor that will make you more attractive to potential employers. As a risk management and insurance major, business foundation courses will be complemented by: Life and Health Insurance Fundamentals Property and Liability Insurance Fundamentals Management Decision-Making Human Resource Management Compensation Management [-]

Bachelor Sport Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

If sports is your thing, why not make it your career? You don’t have to be a superstar athlete or coach to do it. The multibillion-dollar sports industry needs savvy individuals to work in sport management. Sports isn’t all about the athletes, coaches and competition. It’s also about business. Every sport and athletic enterprise needs people skilled in management, operations, public relations, marketing and sales to run things. [+]

GET ON THE BUSINESS SIDE If sports is your thing, why not make it your career? You don’t have to be a superstar athlete or coach to do it. The multibillion-dollar sports industry needs savvy individuals to work in sport management. Sports isn’t all about the athletes, coaches and competition. It’s also about business. Every sport and athletic enterprise needs people skilled in management, operations, public relations, marketing and sales to run things. At ONU, we’ll prepare you for a successful career in sport management. Our solid curriculum includes courses in sport management, sports law and ethics, communication studies and business. We also offer you the opportunity to complete a minor in an area that interests you, all while graduating in four years. We provide real-world learning through required internships and practicums within the ONU athletics program. With these experiences, you’ll learn to communicate, problem-solve, collaborate and lead. These skills are in demand in high school, collegiate and professional sports. Large institutions just can’t offer the individualized attention and opportunities you’ll find here. You’ll assist with promotions, media relations and facility management for our 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams. You’ll have the chance to get involved in professional organizations and attend regional and national conferences. You’ll go on road trips and complete an internship. You’ll build skills and confidence and figure out where you excel and what you’re passionate about. From day one, you’ll be part of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, internships, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to carve out a career in the exciting world of sport management! BE STRATEGIC As a sport management major, you’ll need to complete a 12-week, 450-hour experiential internship geared toward your future. Our sport management students have interned at some cool locations, like the Toledo Mud Hens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Columbus Crew, Indianapolis Colts, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. GET INVOLVED Join a professional organization and you’ll learn about opportunities in your field and meet new people. Students in sport management, for example, travel to regional and national meetings and organize sport promotions and marketing events for athletics. There are dozens of student organizations and honorary societies – geared toward many different interests – active on campus. You’re sure to find one or more that fit you. SOLID OUTCOMES In the last five years, and average of 93% percent of our Human Performance Sport Science graduates had full-time employment or were enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. Our sport management graduates get accepted into top-notch graduate programs, such as those at Bowling Green State University and Ohio University. COURSES Sport Management: Sports Proportions and Marketing Sport Facility and Event Management Organization and Administration in Sport Sport Finance and Economics Ethics in Sports Legal Issues in Sport Communications: Public Relations Presentational Speaking Organizational Communication Business: Business Marketing Entrepreneurship Accounting Management [-]

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