Advocates for Children and Education Scholars
Recognize the variety of critical issues facing children in today‘s society and learn strategies to advocate for change.
Weigh the architectural, landscape architectural, and city and regional planning design professions within the Knowlton School of Architecture.
Create an arts focused community for intellectual, social and civic development.
Biological Sciences Scholars
Gain exposure to research opportunities while exploring diverse career pathways in the biological sciences.
Examine business, its practice and its environment at the Fisher College of Business.
Contemplate the adoption of socially responsible practices and explore professional opportunities in the expanding field of green engineering.
Environment and Natural Resources Scholars
Analyze and appreciate global environmental issues while exploring the natural world that surrounds us.
Health Sciences Scholars
Investigate career opportunities in health sciences and health care.
Engage in the fields of literature, languages, philosophy, history and culture.
International Affairs Scholars
Explore world affairs, global themes, diplomacy and venture abroad.
Media, Marketing and Communication Scholars
Develop expertise in technological skills and get hands on experience experimenting with today‘s cutting-edge digital media.
Mount Leadership Society
Cultivate leadership skills and commit to community service.
Politics, Society, and Law Scholars
Focus on current political and legal issues in society while exploring educational and professional career options.
Sport and Wellness Scholars
Participate in progressive learning experiences related to the importance of sport in our society and create lifestyles that value activity and health.
With over 13,000 courses to choose from, how do you decide what to
schedule each quarter? There are a number of resources available for
Scholars Program Coordinators
Some of the professional staff leading Scholars Programs also serve as academic advisors on campus. You will meet regularly with your Scholars Coordinator to discuss your academic progress and career goals. In addition, all Scholars Coordinators work together to connect you with an array of academic resources such as faculty advisors, career counselors, and support areas such as the Younkin Success Center, the Undergraduate Research Office and the Honors Collegium to name a few.
Graduating with Honors
Students (Honors or not) graduate with Latin Honors when their cumulative grade
point average (gpa) is 3.5 or higher. Some majors have additional requirements. Check with your college office for specifics.
- Graduation Cum laude: 3.5-3.69 gpa
- Graduation Magna cum laude: 3.7-3.89 gpa
- Graduation Summa cum laude: 3.9 gpa and above
In addition to graduation with Latin Honors, Honors students may graduate with:
- Honors in the discipline (e.g., Honors in the Arts & Sciences,
Engineering, Allied Medical Professions) by completing the requirements for
their college honors program
- Distinction by completing
an honors thesis
- Honors in the discipline and with distinction
by completing both.
Check with your college office for specifics.
Students at The Ohio State University are competitive in every arena and rank
among the nation’s best. The Undergraduate Fellowship office assists all interested
undergraduates in preparing for national scholarships and fellowships during
their tenure at OSU. These awards include the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and
Goldwater Scholarships, as well as Fulbright grants and the National Science
Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Although these awards will usually be for graduate study, interested students
should start preparing and informing themselves early. Many prestigious
scholarships and fellowships require institutional endorsement and the Undergraduate Fellowship office
directly oversees this process. These particular scholarships and
fellowships involve a university–wide competition and selection process to
identify suitable candidates to be forwarded to the national competitions.
for information on these competitions and student preparation resources.