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College of Public Health Honors Program
The Honors Program at Ohio State is designed to meet the needs of students with superior academic ability and to promote scholarly development throughout their college careers. By challenging themselves with advanced levels of study and enrichment programs, Honors students can optimize the use of their creative abilities and develop a sustaining interest in advanced education and research. The College of Public Health offers Honors students several ways through which they can distinguish themselves, including designation as an Honors student, Graduation With Honors in Public Health, undergraduate research, and Graduation With Distinction.
Honors students work with BSPH academic and Honors advisors to complete a contract for the Honors program. The BSPH Honors contract includes: (i) a 4-year course of study plan for taking and completing required GE, BSPH core, and interdisciplinary specialization courses (including the six Honors classes); and, (ii) plan for completing the BSPH Capstone which will be either the Honors Research Thesis, the BSPH Honors Internship, or the BSPH Honors Field Experience (Study Abroad).
Students who complete an Honors Research Thesis plus required honors course requirements, and maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA, are eligible to graduate with Honors Research Distinction in Public Health. Students who complete the Honors Internship or Honors Study Abroad plus required honors course requirements, and maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA, are eligible to graduate with Honors in Public Health.
Honors program FAQ's
How do I apply to the College of Public Health Honors program?
Students who have completed a minimum of 15 credits at The Ohio State University and have a minimum 3.4 GPA who are currently Bachelor of Science Health pre-majors or majors can apply to the Honors program using the Honors application (found on the Current Students page).
Students are are already Honors students in another college at Ohio State, and then switch to the College of Public Health (either as a pre-major or a major) do not need to re-apply to the Honors program. These students are only required to complete an Honors contract with a College of Public Health academic advisor.
Students directly admitted to the University Honors program do not need to fill out the Honors application, but they do need to complete an Honors contract with a College of Public Health academic advisor.
What are the course requirements for students in the Honors program?
Course requirements for the BSPH Honors program include completion of six Honors or upper division (3000+) or graduate-level courses over the first two years of study. (This includes completion of a maximum of two Honors embedded courses.) BSPH Honors students must also complete a Public Health Capstone Experience.
Can I include Public Health 3180H or my Capstone Experience as an allowable Honors-Embedded courses on my Honors Contract?
No, these two courses cannot count as part of your Honors contract.
How do I maintain my Honors status?
Maintain a cumulative GPA ≥3.4 at the end of every academic year and fulfill the requirements as laid out in your approved Honors Contract
How can I find out more about Undergraduate Research?
Visit the Undergraduate Research website at: http://undergraduateresearch.osu.edu/
What is the website for the University Honors and Scholars program?
All Honors forms can be found on the Current Students page