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DEGREES

Several associate degrees and the Bachelor of Specialized Studies are available to correctional education students. These are exactly the same degrees granted to students on campus. Students wishing to earn an Ohio University degree please note that all courses offered through eLearning OHIO count as resident credit. Students do not have to come to campus to earn resident credit.

Bachelor's Degree Program

Bachelor of Specialized Studies (B.S.S.)
The Bachelor of Specialized Studies is the only bachelor’s degree available to incarcerated students. The B.S.S. program provides the means by which a student may, with the help of an advisor and consultation with faculty, design his or her degree program. This degree may be ideal for students who want to combine academic programs in two different colleges or academic departments to create a unique field of study. To apply for this degree, a student must be currently registered as a degree-seeking student, have achieved sophomore or higher rank, and have earned an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree, an individual must:

Associate Degree Program

OHIO Correctional Education provides the opportunity to consider five associate degree options. Each option provides a different emphasis, and the degree requirements are different.

Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. At least 20 of the total credit hours earned toward the A.A. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A. degree programs must be completed through Ohio University. The student must earn at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in both the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree.

Arts and Humanities Emphasis
The degree includes the areas of English, humanities, and the arts. Students must complete the University’s Tier I quantitative skills and first-year English composition requirements, as well as earn the following credits:

• Arts and Humanities: 20 credit hours
• Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills: 10 credit hours
• Social Sciences: 10 credit hours
• Electives: 20 credit hours
• Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 60 credit hours

Social Sciences Emphasis
The degree includes the areas of business, history, psychology, political science, and sociology. Students must complete the University’s Tier I quantitative skills and first-year English composition requirements, as well as earn the following credits:

• Social Sciences: 20 credit hours
• Arts and Humanities: 10 credit hours
• Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills: 10 credit hours
• Electives: 20 credit hours
• Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 60 credit hours

Associate in Science
The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.S degree programs must be completed through Ohio University. The student must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in both the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree. Students must complete the University’s Tier I quantitative skills and first-year English composition requirements, as well as earn the following credits:

• Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills: 20 credit hours
• Arts and Humanities: 10 credit hours
• Social Sciences: 10 credit hours
• Electives: 20 credit hours
• Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 60 credit hours

Associate in Applied Business – Business Management Technology Major
The business management technology major requires a minimum of 63 credit hours with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. The student must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the Associate in Applied Business degree must be taken at Ohio University. Students must complete the University’s Tier I quantitative skills and first-year English composition requirements.

Specific course requirements will be available when the student receives a DARS report, and the student’s academic advisor will make course recommendations to help the student fulfill the requirements. This degree requires students to use computer-based software in order to complete the courses required for the degree.

Associate in Individualized Studies
Students who wish to pursue a two-year program of study in a field other than those available through one of the other associate degree options may design their own program of study to meet particular goals through the Associate in Individualized Studies (A.I.S.) degree program.

If an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science has been completed previously, you will not be permitted to complete the A.I.S. To submit an application for admission to the program, a student must currently be enrolled as a degree-seeking student. Students must complete the application with their academic advisor. Applications for the A.I.S. are accepted by the tenth week of fall and spring semesters. The student will receive a letter indicating the decision of the review committee, following the review of his or her application, at the end of the semester in which it was submitted.

Although there are no specific course or academic area requirements (other than Tier I freshman English and quantitative skills), the application must outline the intended course of study, and it must include a proposed area of concentration.

To graduate with an Associate in Individualized Studies degree, a student must earn a minimum of 60 semester hours, with at least 20 of those hours earned after admission to the A.I.S. program (degree residency requirement). The student must complete University General Education Tier I freshman-level requirements in English composition and quantitative skills. The approved area of concentration must have coherence and educational purpose equivalent to an established degree program. The area of concentration requires a minimum of 20 credit hours, and at least 50 percent of the coursework for the area of concentration must be completed at Ohio University. The student must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in both the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree.

DARS

Academic progress can be tracked on your Degree Audit Report (DARS) which can be obtained from your academic advisor at any time upon request.


 

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