Majors and Programs

The Ohio State University at Mansfield offers students the advantage of completing many Ohio State academic programs in a small-campus setting with the resources of a world-class university.

Bachelor's Degrees

Ohio State students may be able to complete the first one to three years of any of the 200+ majors on the Mansfield campus. Below are 12 majors students can complete entirely at Mansfield:

You may also choose to explore: 

*Student can additionally earn a certification in visual impairment instruction.

Campus Change Minimum requirements 

One-third of all Ohio State graduates start at a regional campus. The seamless campus change can occur after earning a minimum of 30 credit hours (earned after high school and excluding credit earned from testing, i.e. AP testing or foreign language testing) and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Some academic units on the Columbus campus may have additional requirements, such as a higher cumulative GPA. Students undecided on a major or not yet eligible for selective admission for their intended major can make a campus change to the Exploration Program.

Academic units on the Columbus campus may have additional requirements. Students who are not yet ready to decide on a major, or are not yet eligible for a selective admission major would make a campus change into the Exploration Program.

Academic programs

  • Engineering: Ohio State Mansfield offers the first full year of coursework towards an Ohio State degree in engineering in addition to growing the general education curriculum for engineering.
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Complete your first year of general education coursework required for any of the majors in the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, then transition seamlessly to Columbus. Our EcoLab provides the ideal habitat to study some of the largest vernal pools in the state of Ohio, as well as forests, prairies and streams, all teeming with wildlife. Outdoor classrooms and a boardwalk over wetlands provide a natural setting for study and research.
  • Faculty excellence: Study with professors who are active researchers. All of our faculty have earned the highest degrees in their fields. Over the years, seven have received Ohio State’s prestigious Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Pre-professional Preparation

If you want to be a lawyer or go into a health profession, you’ll want to participate in one of Ohio State's pre-professional programs while completing an undergraduate degree of your choice. Pre-professional programs help you prepare for professional school after graduation. Identifying your pre-professional interest will enable your academic advisor to provide you with a wide range of support to realize your goals. 

When you apply for admission to Ohio State, one of the application questions will ask if you are interested in a pre-professional program. There you can indicate your interest in: 

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary medicine

Pre-professional programs are not majors, so you'll also need to select a major. Learn about recommended majors and more at

Associate of Arts Degrees

The Associate of Arts degree is a nice option for someone who wants to earn a diploma to mark two years, or 60 credits, of successful college coursework. The Associate of Arts degree can be a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree, or can be a stand-alone degree.


Students can complete the requirements at the Mansfield campus for a minor in:

  • Art Studio
  • Business
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theatre