What is Scholars?
The Ohio State Scholars Program offers academically motivated students the chance to meet and live with other students who share similar interests and career goals. Each of the fourteen programs is centered on a particular theme or area of study and open to students regardless of their intended major.Living together their freshman year, Scholars attend select classes together and create a close-knit community. The Scholars Programs are designed to complement your academic experience with a wide variety of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom; many students choose programs that are not directly related to their intended major.
Youll benefit from:
- Thematic learning communities in Scholars housing
- Personalized advising and staff support
- Enriched study approaches such as seminars, workshops
and topical co-curricular programs
- Enrollment in selected courses with other Scholars students
- Special Scholars short-term study abroad programs
- College-level priority course scheduling (select classes
at the beginning of your rank)
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.
Engineering Scholars - Green
Contemplate the adoption of socially responsible practices within engineering as a means to minimize health risks and environmental impact and maximize efficiency, feasibility and sustainability.
Engineering Scholars - Humanitarian
Focus on the themes of service-learning and social responsibility within engineering as a means to improve the well-being and meet the needs of an underserved community.
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.
While the Scholars Program’s focus is mostly on
what students are doing outside of the classroom, Scholars
students do have the opportunity to take clustered courses
and enjoy college-level priority scheduling.
Clustered courses are sections of classes limited in
enrollment to Scholars students from one Scholars Program.
For example, Media, Marketing and Communication Scholars
enroll in sections of English 1110 reserved exclusively for
Scholars students in their program. English 1110 is the most
commonly clustered course for Scholars students in all 14
Scholars Programs. Solid friendships and strong communities
are formed as Scholars students benefit from living together
and working on class assignments together.
Scholars students also benefit from scheduling for classes
at the top of their rank. In the case of a first-year Scholars
student, he or she would schedule their classes before most other
first years. College-level priority scheduling can help students
to take their classes at times that ensure their ability to be
involved with their Scholars group or enroll in classes with
Participating in research allows you to expand your knowledge
outside your classroom experience. By taking advantage of Ohio
State’s vast research opportunities, you can contribute to
ground breaking discoveries and work with faculty and research
staff who are nationally recognized in their field. Research
experiences can also make you more competitive for post-baccalaureate
fellowships and scholarships, as well as entrance into the best
graduate and professional schools and jobs.
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
The Ohio State University is committed to the participation
of undergraduate students in research. The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate
Research Forum provides a means for undergraduate students
to share their research with faculty, staff, fellow students and
members of The Ohio State University community. Students present
their research through poster presentations and are evaluated by
three faculty and corporate judges. Awards are given in 11 categories
and students of all disciplines are encouraged to present.
For more information, please visit denman.osu.edu or contact
Vicki Pitstick at email@example.com
or (614) 292-1794.
Other Research Opportunities
For more information on research opportunities, visit these links:
We expect that our Scholars students do great things and remain engaged
in their Scholars community. In order to maintain your Scholars affiliation and
enjoy the benefits of being a Scholar you will be expected to:
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
- Achieve the minimum grade point average by the end of the first year
- Be active with your Scholars Program by:
Attending meetings & events
Volunteering for activities
Meeting program specific participation expectations as outlined
by your particular Scholars Program