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Ohio University Majors

Field Ecology Major


Program Overview

The B.A. degree in field ecology is designed for students interested in the plant sciences and who desire a broad liberal education. In addition to providing a strong background in field ecology, the program offers students experience in a variety of marketable skills, including plant identification, vegetation survey techniques, and GIS. The flexibility in this program allows for either a minor or second major in another discipline, such as economics, business administration, computer science, anthropology, sociology, geography, geological sciences, or biological sciences.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirement 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

The Field Ecology program prepares students for entry-level environmental science jobs immediately after graduation. Graduates have jobs in environmental monitoring, rare-plant surveys, high school teaching, project management for nonprofit organizations, park management, and tree care. Students are strongly encouraged to select the internship option in order to enhance job prospects. Listings of internship opportunities can be found at the following websites:

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: BA2119

Contact

College of Arts and Sciences 
Environmental and Plant Biology Department
Porter Hall 315
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1126
Fax: 740.593.1130
plantbio@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/plantbio/undergrad/field-ecology

Administrative Contact

Harvey Ballard, contact person
ballardh@ohio.edu

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.

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