Why should I apply to become a Biological Sciences Scholar?
The Scholars Programs make a large place like Ohio State seem much smaller. You
belong to a group that becomes very tightly knit as soon as you begin your
freshmen year and many Scholars choose to remain life-long friends. This
camaraderie provides students with the incentive to achieve academically and to
be motivated and assist others within the group.
Do I have to live in Scholars housing?
Yes. You do have to live in Scholars Housing during your first year on campus
unless you are commuting from home. One of the great benefits of this program is
the fact that you are living with others with similar interests and courses,
making an environment more conducive for students to study together. Many
Biological Sciences Scholars choose to continue to live in
Barrett House in their sophomore and junior years as
Do I have to be a Biological Sciences major to be a Biological Sciences Scholar?
No. While the majority of our students come from one of the majors in
Biological Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, etc), we do
have students from a variety of other majors as well, including Business, Chemistry, Health Sciences, English, Psychology, Animal Science, Physics, and Engineering (to name a few).
You just have to be passionate about the sciences!
What are the advantages to participating in the Biological Sciences Scholars Program?
For those interested in careers in health care, research, or other science areas, your experiences
both in and out of the classroom are critical for your success. Our program enhances your experiences
at Ohio State through collaboration, awareness, and a variety of opportunities in a supportive environment.
In addition, all Scholars students receive college-level priority scheduling which allows them to
register at the top of their rank (class at Ohio State).
Do I receive priority scheduling as a Scholar?
Yes, all Scholars students receive college-level priority scheduling which
allows them to register at the top of their rank (class at Ohio State).
Does being a Biological Sciences Scholar require a large time commitment?
Not at all, you are required to attend weekly meetings and participate in
all Scholars activities (about 4 per semester). These meetings and other events
will not have a negative impact on your college career. In addition, you are required to
complete a minimum of 10 service hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Will I have much contact with the Program Coordinator?
The Program Coordinator schedules weekly office hours in Barrett House,
coordinates the weekly group meetings and participates in many all-Scholars
activities. The Program Coordinator also serves as an academic advisor for
Biology students supporting them with their major classes.