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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Geography Major (B.A. in Geography) [offered through Honors Tutorial College

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Major Code BA1944

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521

Harold Perkins, director of studies/contact person

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the interrelationships between humans and their environment, including the physical environment, the built environment, and socially-constructed spaces. Geography’s perspective is inherently spatial, but may address issues from local to global scales. The Honors Tutorial program in Geography offers students an opportunity to explore the breadth of this dynamic field, while at the same time, gain proficiency in a selected subfield.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Applicants are selected by the program 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%), committee members look for students who are 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. Letters of recommendation are strongly recommended. Although this is a four-year program, consideration will be given to applications of first-semester Ohio University freshmen.

Change of Program Policy

The program will consider applications from exceptionally promising students already enrolled at Ohio University. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen.

External Transfer Admission

The program will consider transfer applications from exceptionally promising students at another institution. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering first-year students.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The tutorial program in geography prepares talented and highly motivated students for graduate study or for employment in the public or private sector.


HTC Grade Requirements

Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement

Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar

Complete the following course:

Geography Tutorials

Complete the following tutorials:

HTC Thesis Requirement

 Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

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