Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

Science & Engineering Profile

Drive change

Ohio University students work with some of the world’s top engineers and scientists, and sometimes the results are out of this world.

Bobcat satellite
From its low-Earth orbit, the Bobcat-1 nanosatellite sent GPS data back to a ground station in Athens so researchers and students could study how to improve global navigation satellite systems such as GPS.

SpaceX rockets have taken multiple Ohio University experiments to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Mission to the Moon project. OHIO researchers are using tiny worms to study nerve and muscle health, and tiny seedlings to look at plant growth in microgravity. These genetic experiments build from the Nobel Prize­–winning work of an Ohio University alumnus who helped decipher the riddle of the ribosome—a molecule made up of RNA and protein foundational to life.

Big Bang
Another group of scientists used data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky to map the expansion of the universe. They're now closing in on what happened a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.

Mapping Mars
OHIO alumni can be found driving change in areas such as energy and the environment, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, avionics, biochemistry, and more. One of them is even mapping Mars and picking landing spots for the rover.

Edwards Accelerator Laboratory
The Edwards Accelerator Laboratory is a unique national facility. The combination of continuous and mono-energetic neutrons together with a well-shielded 30-meter flight path does not exist anywhere else in North America.

Student success
Ohio University students are 21st-century problem solvers. They explore questions that need answers. The experience they get working in faculty labs, doing internships, and learning how to be of service to the world springboards them into top graduate schools and highly successful careers. And the bonds they build at OHIO are unbreakable.



Ranked #63 among Best Online Master's Engineering Programs and tied for #152 among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs | U.S. News & World Report


Undergraduate Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Chemical Engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


Undergraduate Computer Science program accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET


Engineering Technology and Management program accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering


Aviation Flight curriculum approved by the Federal Aviation Administration


Ranked Among the Best Global Universities for Physics and Psychology by U.S. News & World Report in its new 2022-2023 Best Global Universities rankings

Science & Engineering Programs at OHIO

Russ College of Engineering and Technology
• Aviation
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Energy Engineering
• Engineering Technology and Management
• Industrial and Systems Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
Project Management

College of Arts & Sciences
• Biological Sciences (including Pre-Med, Wildlife and Conservation, Cellular and Molecular, and Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental)
• Chemistry and Biochemistry (including Forensic)
• Environmental and Plant Biology
• Field Ecology
• Geography (including GIS)
• Geology
• Meteorology
• Mathematics
• Physics

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The program helps you understand the process of coming up with ideas and finding solutions and looking at how to make it happen. I hope to make a lasting impact of change.”

    • Laura Ndoigo
      Mechanical Engineering, University Innovation Fellow
  • “Having serious research experience and observing other students do work on a project they are passionate about really inspired me to apply for PhD programs and think about working in R&D someday.”

    • Madi Moore ’21
      Biochemistry, Ohio Honors Program
  • “Applying the knowledge that you learn in the classroom is paramount for success and impact in the field, and Dr. Soichi Tanda engrained that aspect of biology in me during my first semester at OHIO. This was one of the driving factors that led me to get involved in research.”

    • Noah Powell ’21
      Cellular and Molecular Biology