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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Environmental Studies Major (B.A. in Environmental Studies) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BA1942

Honors Tutorial College  
35 Park Place
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Geoff Buckley, director of studies/contact person
buckleg1@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Honors Tutorial College program in Environmental Studies provides students a unique opportunity to explore nature-society relations in a highly interdisciplinary environment, drawing on faculty perspectives from the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, public health, physical and natural sciences, engineering, and communications.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Applicants will be selected by the director of studies in consultation with the dean of the Honors Tutorial College. In addition to a superior academic record (minimum 3.5 GPA, a minimum score of 30 on the ACT or 1300 on the SAT, and a class rank in the top 10%), students should be highly motivated and exhibit the potential to conduct independent research. An essay and a personal interview with the director of studies are required for entry as a freshman. Two letters of recommendation are also strongly recommended. 

Change of Program Policy

First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the tutorial programs offered by the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering HTC freshmen. The priority deadline for application for admission is December 1st. Students in other HTC programs who wish to change to HTC Environmental Studies should contact the director of studies.

External Transfer Admission

First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the tutorial programs offered by the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirement as entering HTC freshmen. The priority deadline for application for admission is December 1st.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who earn this degree will be poised to enter the workplace as environmental professionals in a number of fields including consulting, education, nonprofit, and science. In addition, the degree will prepare students for graduate school.

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


First-year students must complete the following course:

Transfer students


Transfer students may substitute an HC special topics seminar for their HC 2500 requirement.

Environmental Studies Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials:

Environmental Studies Core


Complete a minimum of six upper-division environmental courses, including one each from the program’s core areas: humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences.

Electives


Complete 48 semester credit hours of additional courses, to be selected by the student, in consultation with the director of studies.

HTC Thesis Requirement


Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

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