120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710
The Honors Tutorial College program in Environmental Studies offers 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. The goal of the program is to cast light on the complex nature of the environmental problems that confront us, as well as the wide range of choices available as we plan for a more sustainable future. The tutorial program in Environmental Studies prepares talented and highly motivated students for graduate study or for an environmental career in a variety of fields and disciplines.
The Honors Tutorial College offers more than 30 challenging programs of study that provide a unique undergraduate educational experience to a select number of qualified students.
Students admitted to the College undertake a substantial portion of the core curriculum in their respective disciplines through a series of tutorials. A tutorial consists of a full-time faculty member meeting with students either singly or in small seminars. In pursuing this method of instruction, the College draws upon the rich educational traditions of British universities such as Cambridge and Oxford. Although other colleges and universities have adopted some aspects of the tutorial model, Ohio University remains the only institution in the United States with a degree-granting college incorporating all the essential features of a tutorial-based education. The success of the College’s approach to undergraduate education is evident in its distinguished 34-year history and the impressive achievements of its alumni.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.