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What is the Honors Program in Environment and Natural Resources?

The Honors Program in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) offers a pathway for students to challenge themselves and enhance their academic experience. 

The ENR Honors program offers students two different tracks to choose from:

  • Research Track (Thesis Option) -  The research track provides students an opportunity to engage in a research project under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in an honors thesis during the senior year. 
  • Curriculum Track – students have the option to pursue the curriculum track with a focus on rigorous course work and professional development.

Special Programming and Opportunities Through University Honors & Scholars

The University Honors and Scholars center offers a variety of opportunities for honors students to connect with other honors students on campus and engage in a variety of special programming.  Explore University Honors & Scholars here.

  • Priority class scheduling – Honors students schedule classes before the general student population to ensure access to the courses in their specific honors program of study.
  • Honors residence halls – Honors students may choose to live in the honors residence halls on the North Campus, South Campus and in the Towers. Click here for more information.

Joining the Honors Program in ENR

Students may join the honors program in ENR in one of two ways:

  • Apply for the Honors Program when you complete your admission application to the university through the Common Application by the priority deadline of November 1st.  A typical incoming class of new SENR students is 15-20% honors students.  Additional information on the new student honors application process can be found here.
  • Request to join the Honors Program after establishing OSU GPA of 3.4 or higher based on 15+ credit hours.  Students may apply during their second semester at OSU and up until their Junior year.   

     Helpful Links and More Reading

ENR Honors Current Undergraduate Page 

University Honors and Scholars Center 

Honors & Scholars Center: Honors FAQ