Feb 22, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Geography—Environmental Prelaw Major (B.S.)

Major code BS4240

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Geoff Buckley, contact person

Program Overview

The geography–environmental prelaw major is designed to prepare students for a career in environmental law and related fields. This interdisciplinary program is unique because in addition to requiring social science courses that prepare students for law school, it also requires a foundation in the physical sciences and courses that link humans and their environment.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Besides attending law school or seeking a graduate degree in geography or a related field, students with this major may work for the federal or state government, in planning offices, or as an environmental consultant.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geography - Environmental Prelaw Major (B.S.)

The major requirements for the B.S. degree in Geography - Environmental Prelaw is a minimum of 44 hours of geography. Take some of the supporting courses to satisfy the University General Education requirement and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

Geography Foundations

Complete the following geography foundation courses with at least the minimum grade indicated for each course:

Technique/Method Course

Complete one of the following courses:

Program Requirements

Core Courses

Complete the following four required courses:

Supporting Courses


Complete one of the chemistry options.

Chemistry Option 1:

Chemistry Option 2:


Complete the following course:

Reasoning Electiive

Complete one of the following courses: