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Scholars Seminar
This seminar course is designed for first year Health Sciences Scholars to explore personal interests, interdisciplinary opportunities, campus and local community resources, and global and national health sciences issues related to their Scholars program.

Through the sessions and assignments in this course, students will:
  • Understand the expectations and benefits of being a Health Sciences Scholar
  • Identify academic and career interests through self-assessment
  • Explore current issues relating to healthcare in the U.S. and beyond
  • Learn to navigate campus resources and opportunities related to the health sciences
  • Develop a close relationship with the Health Sciences Scholars Program staff and other Scholars students
  • Understand the five G.O.A.L.S. of the University Honors & Scholars Center
Content Covered in the Seminar​
  • Health-related topics: health literacy, global health, motivations for service and serving in health-related fields, interdisciplinary healthcare, getting involved with research at Ohio State
  • Professional-development topics: writing a strong resume, building relationships with faculty members, how to ask for a letter of recommendation
  • Personal-development topics: self-assessment to connect interests with potential majors and careers, transitioning to college and balancing academics with life outside of the classroom
​Clustered Courses
  • Self-Clustering – Utilizing priority scheduling all Scholars students are provided, many HSS students choose to "self-cluster" their courses after the first semester; these often include science courses such as General Chemistry 1220 in spring semester of the first year and Organic Chemistry 2510 & 2520 during the sophomore year.