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These majors don't focus exclusively on the environment, but their approaches and subject matter have strong environmental applications, and their faculty work on environmental research teams.

Agribusiness and Applied Economics
Animal Sciences
Anthropological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Systems Management
Molecular Genetics
Public Affairs
Public Health

Program: Agribusiness and Applied Economics

A major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics prepares students for careers in a variety of sectors, from corporate jobs in companies to farm management positions. One of the most popular majors in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, over 230 undergraduates were enrolled in the program in 2012. 

Program: Animal Sciences

A major in Animal Sciences includes hands on experiences and interactions with animals in classes, and opportunities for study abroad and undergraduate research. The major offers three specializations, including Animal Biosciences, Animal Industries, and Veterinary Technology.

Program: Anthropology

A major in Anthropology is a Bachelor of Arts degree, and includes world-renowned faculty, hands-on research and field work, and real-world application of classroom experiences.

Program: Anthropological Sciences

The Anthropological Sciences major is a Bachelor of Science degree, and includes world-renowned faculty, hands-on research and field work, and real-world application of classroom experiences. 

Program: Biochemistry

A major in Biochemistry offers excellent training in the chemical basis of life and insight into the chemistry of living systems. This major provides a good background for further study or employment in many basic science fields and professional programs. 

Program: Biology

A major in biology exposes students to a broad base of biological knowledge, and provides in-depth experience in advanced biological topics. The biology major supplies a good foundation from which students may go into research, various health professions, or service in government or independent agencies.

Program: Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering program is a highly competitive academic program, admitting 75 students each academic year, with grade point averages of 3.5 and above. Biomedical Engineering majors take courses in areas such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory engineering, as well as biology and organic chemistry. 

Program: Chemical Engineering

A degree in Chemical Engineering provides a wide range of opportunities for students to work in many different fields and industries. Core courses in Chemical Engineering include general and organic chemistry, introductory engineering courses, calculus, physics, and basic computer programming.

 Program: Chemistry

Chemistry majors have many opportunities to work on research throughout their undergraduate career, and the Ohio State Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is world renown in their work. Courses in the Chemistry major include calculus, general and organic chemistry, physics, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. 

Program: Civil Engineering

Civil engineers plan, design, build, maintain, and address the environmental impacts of constructed facilities, and civil engineering is one of the few areas of engineering in which the engineer interacts directly with the public during a project. A degree in Civil Engineering offers an academic program enriched by experiences in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Program: Construction Systems Management

The field of Construction Systems Management pertains to the management and operation of the business and technological components of the construction industry. Students in this major pursue careers in residential, commercial, and heavy construction. 

Program: Microbiology

Students in the Microbiology major are well prepared for graduate study in the life sciences, or can pursue a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Microbiology majors can work on laboratory research as part of their undergraduate curriculum, and gain real world experience in a laboratory setting. Job areas for students studying microbiology include medical and forensic sciences, hospital laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, or biological research institutes. 

Program: Molecular Genetics

Molecular Genetics focuses on topics in biology including how genes control cellular functions, development, and disease. This program has a large emphasis on research, and provides a number of opportunities in undergraduate research. A degree in Molecular Genetics prepares students for careers in life sciences, as well as positions in law, business, and government.

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Program: Public Affairs

The Public Affairs major provides the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for public service careers. This major includes a liberal arts foundation with an orientation in public affairs. Specializations within the major include urban policy and management, community organization and civic engagement, and nonprofit management. Students in the Public Affairs major can pursue careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and many other areas.

Program: Public Health

Students majoring in Public Health will expand their knowledge and comprehension of various issues that affect humans across the globe. This degree program encourages study abroad, and students can pick one of two specializations to focus on, including Public Health Sociology and Environmental Public Health. Possible careers in Public Health include public health social worker, research analyst, air pollution specialist, or environmental specialist.