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Health & Medicine Profile


At Ohio Northern University, we have a 93% job and graduate school placement rate. Our long-standing success is partly because we have excellent professors, partly because we have ambitious students, and partly because we’ve always been rooted in the future. Here you can get moving toward a career long before you graduate—and our alumni successes prove it. Whether you dream of becoming a Fulbright Scholar, a U.S. senator, or an Academy Award winner, ONU will prepare you to launch your future from a strong foundation.

Ohio Northern is an outstanding university that graduates health care professionals who are successful in their careers. The Getty College of Arts and Sciences offers challenging science programs that attract nearly 60% of the student population. Over the last 10 years, ONU student achievement in the sciences has been recognized with a Fulbright award and 13 Goldwater Scholarships.

For more than 130 years, the nationally ranked Raabe College of Pharmacy has offered students professional courses from day one of its six-year program, which leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy.

Distinctive features of the health science majors
• Personalized education in outstanding modern facilities
• More than a dozen majors in the health sciences, with options for dual majors, minors, and concentrations
• Engaging, award-winning professors who are mentors, teachers, and friends
• Many opportunities for experiential learning, internships, co-ops, research, and study abroad

From their freshman year, students discover that personal attention from faculty and staff is typical of the experience at Ohio Northern. Faculty members at ONU are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. They create a “can-do” environment where students can customize their areas of interest with mentorship and inspiration from professors who care about their students and champion their success.

Spotlight: Pharmaceutical Business
ONU’s pharmaceutical business major features a well-rounded curriculum focused on both science and business, combining the key elements of pharmaceutical science and pharmaceutical marketing programs. Pharmaceutical business is one of several majors within the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.



• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental and Field Biology
• Exercise Physiology
• Forensic Biology
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Molecular Biology
• Nursing
• Pharmaceutical Business
• Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
• Physics

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine

ONU at a Glance
Type of Institution: Private, coeducational, selective, comprehensive, student-centered, Methodist-affiliated university offering 65 majors and 51 minors within its five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law

Campus: Situated on nearly 342 acres in rural northwest Ohio (within 90 minutes of several major cities), ONU’s safe, friendly, beautiful, and modern campus has 31 major buildings, including the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences and an observatory featuring three mounted telescopes. The University has a vibrant campus life, with top performing arts events and more than 200 student clubs and organizations.

Number of Students: 3,238 representing 38 states and 25 countries (2015–2016)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Financial Aid and Scholarships: ONU invests more than $45 million in more than 90% of its students who receive financial aid, including grants and scholarships. Special awards are offered to recognize out-of-state students.

Calendar: Semesters

Job Placement Rate: 95%

Athletics: NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference

Mascot: The Polar Bear