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Advising, Tutoring & Academic Support

The Academic Support & Enrichment Center’s goal is to enhance the educational experience of all Denison students and to support faculty-student interaction. The Center regularly offers programs and services designed to help students improve their overall academic performance and ultimately assist students in achieving excellence.

Arabic

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Learning a foreign language contributes to our education by providing an intimate exercise in cultural and linguistic concepts that open up new vistas. The Department of Modern Languages offers Arabic language courses for the purpose of general education and in support of other college programs, introducing the diverse and dynamic culture, writings, and traditions of Arab society from Africa to Asia.

Art History & Visual Culture

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-8581
Bryant Arts Center 501

The Art History & Visual Culture Program at Denison is designed to identify and develop critical awareness, in accordance with the general aim of a liberal education. This program provides students with the opportunity for instruction and practice in the visual arts as preparation for graduate studies and professional pursuits in this field.

Astronomy

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6223
F.W. Olin 101

Course and laboratory work in astronomy explores the physical and observational background of such topics as the history of astronomy, naked eye observations, the planets and moons, the origin of the solar system, stellar classification, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology, with an emphasis on the quantitative nature of modern astronomy.

Athletic Training

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6580
Mitchell Center 207

The physical education department provides students with the opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to help future generations improve their physical and mental well-being through programs of athletics, physical education, and recreation.

Biology

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6261
Talbot Hall 213

Denison's Department of Biology gives students a broad exposure to and understanding of the natural world, and provides a solid preparation for graduate and professional schools. Our graduates pursue successful careers in education, research, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmaceutical and nutritional fields, forest and park services, and conservation.

Black Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6594
Blair Knapp 209

The interdisciplinary Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the black experience in Africa, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and in other parts of the African diaspora. The program draws on the expertise of faculty members in all four academic divisions of the college: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the fine arts. It is consistent with the liberal arts philosophy of exploring issues fundamental to the development of a broadly educated person and the creation of a humane spirit.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6490
Ebaugh 101

The chemistry and biochemistry curriculum is designed to teach students how to deal effectively with a world increasingly dominated by the ideas and methods of modern science. Denison students and faculty enjoy a unique environment for active learning throughout the year—small classes, excellent laboratory and library facilities, and top-level instrumentation and computer resources.

Chinese

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Foreign language courses allow entry into the subjectivity of the language on its own cultural and linguistic grounds, allowing for a more profound redefinition of culture. The Department of Modern Languages provides Chinese language courses for the purpose of general education and in support of other college programs.

Cinema

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-5648
Cinema House

The major in Cinema is designed for the serious student who is interested in the history, theory, and production of film and video as art forms. Students learn the process of producing creative works of cinema utilizing both film and digital equipment. The goals of the major are to provide students with a working knowledge of the principles of production in connection with an understanding of Cinema as an art form.

Classics

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6251
Fellows Hall 411

As part of the Department of Classics, the major and minor in Classics entails an education in both ancient Greek and Latin, focusing on the literature, history and culture of both ancient Greece and Rome. Whether through the art of poetry, the rhetoric of politics, the logic of philosophy, or the analysis of historiography, the study of Greek and Latin inculcates a lucidity of expression and a predilection for reason, as it inspires creativity, civic awareness, ethical behavior, and critical inquiry.

Communication

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6289
Higley Hall 310

The Department of Communication offers more than 40 courses that present considerable breadth and depth in the areas of rhetoric, media studies, and human communication. We provide a range of resources and programs for students including academically rigorous classes, opportunities to work closely with professors on research, creative teaching that often includes service learning, regular research colloquia and guest speakers, a national honorary society, and more.

Computer Science

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6259
F.W. Olin Science Hall 201

Computer scientists study the inherent complexity of computational problems, and design efficient algorithms to solve them. At Denison, we emphasize the enduring core principles of computer science, and how they can be applied to a vast array of interdisciplinary problems in the natural and social sciences, and the arts.

Dance

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6712
Doane Dance Building 202

Dance at Denison explores the physical and intellectual connections of language, culture, and development through movement. We emphasize embodiment as a means of knowing and responding to each other and our environment.

East Asian Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6423
Fellows Hall 210B

The East Asian Studies Program is designed to educate students in the languages and cultures of East Asia, primarily China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Students learn about the history and civilization of the whole region, with a focus on either China or Japan. The program is rounded out with a senior research project undertaken by every senior major.

Economics

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6245
Higley Hall 212

Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs for undergraduates by Change Magazine.  The curriculum focuses on helping you to develop an understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within which economic decision-making occurs.

Education

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6250
Blair Knapp Hall 107

The advantage of the liberal arts as preparation for teaching is simply this: you will have a good, solid, general background and a well-developed foundation in education. Our Educational Studies major is for students who wish to prepare for a career in education in elementary or secondary schools, or in the broader community.

English

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6207
Barney-Davis 200

Students at Denison enjoy a curriculum in English that balances the need for broad introductory courses with abundant opportunities to focus on special topics. In our small classes, students find varied but uniformly passionate instruction in American, British, and world literature. And for more than 50 years, Denison students have studied the art and craft of creative writing through the Writing Program’s workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Environmental Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-5757
Barney-Davis 105

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between humans and the environment. It draws on work in natural science, life science, social science, humanities and the arts, to help students gain a deeper understanding, both of the environmental problems facing the world and of proactive opportunities for change.

French

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Our department provides a robust and creative program on cultures and literatures of France and the French-speaking world. In addition to the regular curriculum, we offer stimulating cultural activities, continual opportunities to improve linguistic aptitudes, and sustained intellectual challenge through our program in Martinique, as well as unique summer research projects. Our majors develop a superior knowledge of language and cultures. Some graduates continue their education in highly selective graduate programs, while others are successfully engaged in exciting roles around the world.

Geosciences

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6217
F.W. Olin Science Hall 301

The Geosciences program at Denison provides a comprehensive geoscience undergraduate education through the combination of classroom, laboratory and field experiences. Our small classes promote close faculty-student cooperation and a sense of camaraderie. Students gain a strong sense of real-world geology, earth resources, and land use through frequent field trips.

German

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Many of the Western world’s most important works of literature, philosophy, music, art history, theology, psychology, chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine are written in German. Whether developing the four basic skills of aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, or examining culture, civilization, and literature, the study of German at Denison, within the Department of Modern Languages, provides an exercise in cultural and linguistic concepts that opens new vistas on the world.

Student Research

740-587-6573
Gilpatrick House 12

At Denison, research is a powerful tool to learn about the world and yourself. Whether you tackle a project in astronomy or art, physics or philosophy, every student, in every discipline, has the opportunity to explore, encounter, examine, discover, demonstrate, and investigate. As part of our research programs, Denison offers a unique research residency program in Gilpatrick House, which is open to students involved in research as Summer Scholars, Senior Research Scholars, or other intensive research programs.

Greek

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6251
Fellows Hall 411

Within the Department of Classics, the major and minor in Greek focuses on the language and culture of ancient Greece from the Mycenaean world of Olympian gods, kings and heroes, through the cultural and intellectual domination of the democracy of fifth century Athens, to the Hellenistic empire and legacy of Alexander the Great. The study of Greek enables students to read the original works that have defined western literature and philosophy, from the epics of Homer to the dialogues of Plato.

History

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6251
Fellows Hall 411

The Department of History seeks to develop in its students an appreciation for the richness, diversity and complexities of human history. In the course of their studies, students are exposed to a wide range of different historical periods and geographic regions, including courses on the history of America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

International Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6369
Fellows Hall 418

International Studies is interdisciplinary and encourages all of its students to view the world from various perspectives and to be broadly concerned with social, political, economical, and cultural processes, linkages, interdependencies, and power relations that connect individuals, communities, groups, states and regions across the globe. Shared dilemmas and challenges tie the world's citizens together.

Japanese

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Courses in Japanese are offered through the Department of Modern Languages.

Latin

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6251
Fellows Hall 411

Within the Department of Classics, the major and minor in Latin focuses on the language and culture of ancient Rome from its origins as a small village in central Italy, through its transformation into the capital of a Mediterranean and European empire, to its identity as the ‘eternal city’ and center of Christendom. The study of Latin enables students to read and comprehend a language that has defined a literate and educated citizen of western society since the Roman Empire of the Caesars.

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)

The concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is designed to promote a multidisciplinary approach to social, historical, political and linguistic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its mission is to provide students a strong historical, social and cultural foundation for the understanding of specific components of different Latin American and Caribbean cultures.

Mathematics

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6259
F.W. Olin Science Hall 201

At Denison, you will initially continue your high school Calculus education, but you will quickly be exposed to some of the more fascinating questions that really excite mathematicians. Mathematics is the study of abstraction. Mathematicians search for similar patterns in seemingly different settings and then strive to communicate those patterns precisely. Mathematics is a creative process, not a mechanical one.

Modern Languages

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Learning a foreign language provides an exercise in cultural and linguistic concepts that open up new vistas on what it can mean to be human. Foreign language courses allow entry into the subjectivity of the target language on its own cultural and linguistic grounds, allowing for a more profound redefinition of culture.

Music

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6220
Burton Hall 101

Music is an important aspect of life at Denison. The curriculum combines theory and practice, and students from all academic disciplines participate in a broad spectrum of courses and ensembles, while students interested in a music major or minor gain the skills to excel in their area of concentration—performance, education, history, composition..

Neuroscience

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6338
Blair Knapp 404

The neuroscience concentration at Denison is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary perspective on the nervous system and behavior, and an opportunity to obtain a diverse focus that both compliments and broadens the more narrowly-defined major. Majors in biology, chemistry, psychology, and computer science would be likely candidates to follow this interdisciplinary approach.

Oak Ridge Science Semester

The Oak Ridge Science Semester enables students to join ongoing investigations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee in research areas as diverse as astrophysics, cell biology, DNA sequencing, genetic mutagenesis, parallel computing, robotics, toxicology, and much more.

Off-Campus Study

740-587-6532
Fellows 212

Off-campus study opportunities act as a catalyst in a Denison education. They are situated learning that amplifies campus-based classroom learning by extending it into socio-cultural contexts that help foster integration of the habits of consideration, engagement, and intentionality. This, in turn, engenders the practice of informed and empathetic judgment that is the hallmark of a liberally educated person.

Organizational Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6338
Blair Knapp 404

Students involved in the Organizational Studies program study the theoretical basis for organizational participation, leadership, and human interaction. Guiding the program is the premise that organizations need persons capable of examining problems with a critical and imaginative eye and of responding with policies, actions and decisions derived from a broad knowledge base.

Philosophy

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6387
Blair Knapp 205F

Philosophy challenges students to move beyond uncritical patterns of thought, to recognize problems, and to exchange a more naive world view for a more considered and justifiable one. In doing so, students learn to think in ways that are simultaneously both disciplined and imaginative.

Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)

PPE is an Interdisciplinary Program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics. Students who major in PPE undertake a rigorous and partly self-designed course of study that explores the theoretical foundations of political and economic thought and relates them to contemporary affairs.

Physical Education

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6580
Mitchell Center 207

The Department of Physical Education provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to help future generations improve their physical and mental wellbeing through programs of athletics, physical education, and recreation. The Physical Education Center includes a wide range of facilities, which are utilized by students for classes, research, athletics, and recreation.

Physics

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6223
F.W. Olin 101

The study of physics at Denison is distinguished by advanced laboratories, where students design and conduct individualized experiments; and by student participation in internationally recognized research with our faculty; and by a strong foundation in both physics and the liberal arts to best prepare students for a wide range of opportunities.

Political Science

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6503
Blair Knapp 305

The Political Science curriculum allows students to explore political theory and issues in the United States and around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress or Presidency to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment. Students can explore issues in international relations, foreign policy, constitutional law or the role of religion in politics.

Portuguese

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Courses in Portuguese are offered through the Department of Modern Languages.

Provost's Office

740-587-6243

The provost is Denison’s chief academic officer. The Office of the Provost oversees the curriculum, the faculty, the registrar, and the directors of the Athletics Department, Denison Museum, Information Technology, and Doane Library.

Psychology

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6338
Blair Knapp 404

The psychology faculty at Denison are actively involved in exploring various aspects of human and animal functioning through their own research, and an important component of a student’s training at Denison is direct involvement in psychological research. Denison students also gain experience in applied psychology through the department’s Field Experience course, through the Organizational Studies program, or through individual work with faculty members.

Queer Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)

The discipline of Queer Studies encompasses theories and thinkers from numerous fields: cultural studies, gay and lesbian studies, race studies, women's studies, media, postmodernism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis and more.

Registrar

Office of the Registrar, P.O. Box 713, Granville, OH 43023 (USPS Only)
740-587-6296
Doane 204

The Registrar's Office is committed to ensuring the integrity, accuracy, and proper release of academic records in accordance with University policies and state and federal laws. We are dedicated to providing efficient and professional services to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Religion

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6241
Blair Knapp 310

Religion is an essential part of the humanistic studies in a liberal arts education. The study of religion is one way to establish a view of reality, and more specifically a view of the meaning of human existence as individuals and as social beings in relation to ultimate reality, however that reality is understood.

Seminars

740-587-6243

Created especially for sophomores and juniors, Denison Seminars exemplify the best of the liberal arts, transcending the traditional boundaries of academic departments, programs and divisions.

Sociology / Anthropology

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6211
Blair Knapp 103B

Our mission is to produce knowledgeable learners and social agents who have a self-reflective sense of their potential contributions to the enhancement of the human condition.

Spanish

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6643
Fellows Hall 301

Courses in Spanish are offered through the Department of Modern Languages.

Student Research

740-587-6573
Gilpatrick House 12

At Denison, research is a powerful tool to learn about the world and yourself. Whether you tackle a project in astronomy or art, physics or philosophy, every student, in every discipline, has the opportunity to explore, encounter, examine, discover, demonstrate, and investigate. As part of our research programs, Denison offers a unique research residency program in Gilpatrick House, which is open to students involved in research as Summer Scholars, Senior Research Scholars, or other intensive research programs.

Studio Art

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6596
Bryant Arts Center 401

Denison’s Studio Art program respects art traditions of the past but has a progressive eye to the future. The program emphasizes art-making as a means to thinking from multiple perspectives not only about oneself, but also about one’s relationship with the world of ideas.

Theatre

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6231
Theatre Arts Building 3

With a broad-based liberal arts perspective, the Department of Theatre emphasizes historical, social and theoretical study in the fundamental principles of theatre arts. The theatre major is designed to develop artistic and intellectual potential, facility in problem-solving, and practical application in stage production. The department produces a wide variety of theatre productions each academic year, with auditions open to the entire campus.

Advising, Tutoring & Academic Support

The Academic Support & Enrichment Center’s goal is to enhance the educational experience of all Denison students and to support faculty-student interaction. The Center regularly offers programs and services designed to help students improve their overall academic performance and ultimately assist students in achieving excellence.

Women’s Studies

P.O. Box 810, Granville, OH 43023-0810 (USPS Only)
740-587-6297
Blair Knapp 210

The Women's Studies Program fosters critical awareness and intellectual sensitivity to women's issues, the relationship between gender and other aspects of "identity," including race, class, age, religion and sexuality, methods inflected by the interdisciplinary of women's studies, and how the academic study of women's issues and gender has the power to transform lives.

Writing Center

The Writing Center works with students as they learn and use conventions of Standard English, including grammar, mechanics and citation styles. We also help students to make sense of an assignment, develop ideas, learn an effective writing process, organize and improve writing and identify the weakest elements so that students can focus during revision.

Writing Program

740-587-6243

Writing plays a central role in Denison’s liberal arts education. It is not a separate field of study but an integral part of all fields of study. The Denison Writing Program develops writers who view writing as critical thinking and a lifelong endeavor.