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Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

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

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.

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