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Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Degrees

If you are planning to transfer from Ohio University to another institution, you are advised to complete the Transfer Module as part of your A.A. or A.S. degree. See the Admissions section of this catalog.

These degrees are available on all campuses. Each degree requires a minimum of 96 hours. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 30 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. Technical courses count only as electives for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees.

If you plan to earn the A.A. or A.S. degree, contact the associate's degree coordinator in University College so that the valid major code can be properly recorded.

Associate in Arts -- Arts and Humanities Emphasis

Major code AA1101

You must meet the following requirements to earn an A.A. with arts and humanities emphasis. See the following list for the courses that count under each area.

Arts and Humanities (must include Tier I English composition)     30

Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills (must include Tier I quantitative skills) 15

Social Sciences 15

Electives 36

Minimum required for graduation: 96

Associate in Arts -- Social Sciences Emphasis

Major code AA1110

You must meet the following requirements to earn an A.A. with social sciences emphasis. See the following list for the courses that count under each area.

Arts and Humanities (must include Tier I English composition)     15

Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills (must include Tier I quantitative skills) 15

Social Sciences 30

Electives 36

Minimum required for graduation: 96

Associate in Science

Major code AS1104

You must meet the following requirements to earn an A.S. See the following list for the courses that count under each area.

Arts and Humanities (must include Tier I English composition)     15

Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills (must include Tier I quantitative skills) 30

Social Sciences 15

Electives 36

Minimum required for graduation: 96

You may select courses for the A.A. and A.S. degrees from the following three areas:

Arts and Humanities
African American Studies 110, 150, 210, 211, 250, 310, 350, 355, 356

Art 110

Art History

Classical Archaeology (except 211, 212, 213)

Classical Languages (Latin, Greek)

Classics in English

Dance 150, 170, 171, 351, 352, 353, 370, 471, 472, 473

English (except 150)

Film 201, 202, 203

Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, 
Russian, Spanish, Swahili)

History 121, 122, 123, 314A-F, 328, 329A-C, 330, 331, 351, 352, 353A-B, 354, 356A-C, 357, 370, 389


Interdisciplinary Arts

International Literature:  Modern Languages

Interpersonal Communication 101

Music 100, 120, 124, 125, 150, 321, 322, 323, 421A-F, 427, 428

Philosophy (except 120)

Theater 150, 170, 270, 271, 272

Women's Studies

Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills
Anthropology 201, 492, 496


Biological Sciences

Biology 101

Chemical Engineering 331

Chemistry and Biochemistry (except 115)

Communication Systems Management 101

Computer Science

Engineering and Technology 280, 320, 350, 470

Environmental and Plant Biology

Geography 101, 201, 260, 302, 303, 411

Geological Sciences

Health Sciences 202

Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences 108

Human and Consumer Sciences - Food and Nutrition 128

Industrial Technology 110

Mathematics (except 101, 102)

Mechanical Engineering 100

Philosophy 120

Physical Science


Psychology 120, 221, 226, 312, 314

Social Sciences
African American Studies (except those courses listed in Arts and Humanities)

Anthropology (except 201, 492, 496)

Business Law 255, 370, 442, 475

Classical Archaeology 211, 212, 213


Geography (except 101, 201, 260, 302, 303, 411)

History (except those courses listed in Arts and Humanities)

Human and Consumer Sciences - Child and Family Studies 160

Human and Consumer Sciences - Retail Merchandising 250

International Studies 103, 113, 118, 121

Interpersonal Communication 351, 352, 353

Journalism 105


Management 202

Political Science

Psychology (except 120, 221, 226, 312, 314)

Social Work


Telecommunications 105

Associate in Individualized Studies Degree

Major code AI5508

If you wish to pursue a two-year program of study in a field other than those available through one of the other associate's degree options, you may design your own program of study to meet particular goals through the Associate in Individualized Studies degree program, available on the Athens, Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Zanesville campuses.

To be admitted to the program, you must complete an application, available in the University College office, the University College Web site http://www.ohio.edu/univcollege/degree/AISAPPL.htm, or regional campus Student Services Office and schedule an interview with a University College, Adult Learning Services, or regional campus advisor. Admission to the program is granted only upon review of the application by the A.I.S. review committee. Note: if you have previously earned an associate's degree, you are not permitted to earn the A.I.S. degree.

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

You must consult with two faculty members in the preparation of your program, one of whom must be from your area of concentration. Both faculty members must be Group 1 or 2.

To submit an application for admission to the program, you must currently be enrolled as a degree-seeking student. To graduate with an Associate in Individualized Studies degree, you must

  1. Earn 96 quarter hours.

  2. Earn at least 30 quarter hours after admission to the A.I.S. program (degree residency requirement).

  3. Complete University Tier I freshman-level requirements in English composition and quantitative skills.

  4. Complete an approved area of concentration, consisting of at least 30 credit hours, which has coherence and educational purpose equivalent to an established degree program.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the quarter. To have current credit hours included as part of the residency requirement, applications must be submitted by the last day of classes of fall, winter, spring quarter, or the full-term summer session.

A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to the A.I.S. degree.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

ROTC is based on our Constitution to help "provide for the common defense." Today, when the defense of this nation is so inextricably involved with world issues, our nation needs talented and well trained officers in its military services. If you have the desire and talent to dedicate your time to the service of your country, ROTC can lead to a rewarding career as a military officer. Our military needs the best managers, administrators, engineers, and scientists the nation's schools can produce to be leaders with wide ranges of knowledge and skill. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, in agreement with universities and colleges, is designed to produce these types of men and women for our nation.

The Army ROTC program at Ohio University is under the Military Science Department (MSC); the Air Force ROTC program is under the Aerospace Studies Department (AST). The University offers two, three, and four-year ROTC programs. ROTC is divided into two phases, the general course and the advanced course. Any student can take any of the general classes for elective credit with no military service commitment. Notice: The ROTC programs at Ohio University may not fully comply with University nondiscrimination policies due to the selective process of military service. However, the ROTC programs are in compliance with national nondiscrimination policies and the guidance and policies of the respective military services and the Department of Defense.

Partial and full scholarships are available on a competitive basis for qualified students. These scholarships pay costs of tuition, mandatory student fees, and a book fee. Additionally, recipients receive a tax-free stipend up to $400 monthly for the period the scholarship is in effect. Non-scholarship students in the advanced course also receive the tax-free stipend. National Guard 100 percent tuition assistance is also available.

Summer Field Training
Field leadership training normally occurs during the summer after the sophomore year (Air Force) or junior year (Army). However, exceptions are possible. All travel expenses, board, living quarters, and uniforms are furnished, and you are paid while attending summer field training.

Uniforms and Equipment
Training equipment and uniforms are loaned to all ROTC students without cost.

ROTC is a competitive program. If you successfully complete the ROTC advanced program and the requirements for a baccalaureate degree, you will be qualified for a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army or the United States Air Force.

Special Schooling
Upon completing their degree and the ROTC program, Air Force ROTC students will start their professional careers in one of over 40 specialized career fields including Operations, Logistics, Engineering, Communications, Weather, Intelligence, Space and Missiles, and more. Advanced schooling is provided to initially prepare you for your career field. In addition, the Air Force provides opportunity and resources for its officers to pursue professional continuing education and advanced degrees. Army ROTC students may be selected for a variety of specialized training opportunities, such as Airborne School, Air Assault School, Nurse Summer Training Program, Pentagon Internships, and Summer Leadership internships. Army officers can serve in one of 16 career branches, including: combat, combat support, and combat service support options. Selected officers, after entrance on active duty, are sent to civilian universities or service technical institutes for graduate work leading to a master's degree or to a doctoral degree in specialized fields.

Aerospace Studies Program
(Air Force ROTC)
The Aerospace Studies Program is designed to develop the character and skills required of professional Air Force officers. The goal is to provide you with the foundation to become an officer in the United States Air Force, while acquiring a baccalaureate degree in a field of your own choosing.

The curriculum during the first two years (the general program, one credit per quarter) is an introduction to the Air Force and its heritage. It focuses on career opportunities, doctrine, mission, and organization of the United States Air Force. It also includes studies in the development of air power and present and future concepts within the Air Force.

Concurrently with these academic subjects, cadets participate in "Leadership Lab" (for an additional one credit hour per quarter). Leadership lab centers around military customs and organization and include parades, ceremonies, and social events that enable you to gain insight into the dynamics of military leadership. There is no service commitment during the first two years (for non-scholarship cadets), and it is an excellent way for you to explore the lifestyle and career options the Air Force has to offer. You must take both the general course and Leadership Lab to be enrolled in the AFROTC program. The entire general program consists of six quarters of study and is entitled the "General Military Course", or GMC. Optional non-credit summer professional development classes at Air Force bases provide further exposure to an Air Force career and are funded by the Air Force.

The advanced curriculum, entitled the "Professional Officer Course", or POC (three credit hours per quarter), is specifically designed to prepare you for active duty as a commissioned officer. Entry into the POC is selective and based on the needs of the Air Force. Studies include military leadership and principled of management during the junior year. The senior year includes defense policymaking, the military professional, strategy, arms control, and military justice. It emphasizes professional responsibilities for Air Force officers within our democratic society and how the Air Force supports national goals. Through case studies, guest lectures, and dialogue, you experience a realistic simulation of problems facing officers. As a member of the advanced Professional Officer Course, you develop leadership skills by supervising first year and sophomore cadets in Leadership Lab. You practice communication skills and perform organizational projects similar to those accomplished by active duty Air Force officers. This advanced unit consists of six quarters of on-campus study, six quarters of Leadership Lab, and a summer field leadership training encampment.

Flight Qualification
Qualified cadets have the additional option of becoming a flight officer candidate. Selection for either pilot or navigator training will be made during your junior year. If you are selected, you will enter USAF pilot or navigator training following graduation and commissioning.

After commissioning, you are assigned to a position within the Air Force structure that best combines your academic major and desires with the needs of the Air Force. Past graduates have requested and been assigned to areas of air operations (both flyers and non-flyers), administration, physical and social sciences, engineering, and research and development in aerospace technologies, to name a few. In addition, qualified cadets can pursue military careers in the medical and legal career fields after completing the AFROTC program.

Military Science Program (Army ROTC)
The Military Science Program is designed to develop the leadership and management skills required of an officer in the United States Army. The military science curriculum complements your normal coursework for a baccalaureate degree and provides a basis for progression toward a commission as an officer in the United States Army. You can join the program at any point in your time at Ohio University, as long as you have two years remaining. This two-year period can be undergraduate or graduate work.

The first two years of Army ROTC is known as the Basic Course (BC). During the BC, you take classes in general military subjects, including an introduction to the Army ROTC program, basic skills, leadership and team building, and leadership and small-unit operations. These courses provide a basic understanding of the Army and a background for the second two years of the program. During the first two years there is a requirement for wearing of uniforms for lab, but no military service obligation is incurred.

Entrance into the second two years of the Army ROTC (the Advanced Course) is selective and competitive. You can qualify for the Advanced Course by completing the BC, by current service in the National Guard or Reserves, or by attending a four-week ROTC Leaders Training Course. The Advanced Course will expand your knowledge of military subjects, including military justice, tactics, ethics and professionalism, management, training, and current issues affecting the military. In addition to the classroom work, the department conducts a leadership laboratory in which all students take part in planning and conducting such adventure-type outdoor training activities as rappelling, survival swimming, marksmanship, physical training, and land navigation. Advanced course students are required to attend a four-week summer National Advanced Leadership Camp between their junior and senior years. All summer camp expenses, including meals, housing, travel, and uniforms, are paid by the Army. In addition, each cadet is paid approximately $700 in military pay for camp attendance.

The Department of Military Science also sponsors several extracurricular clubs or activity groups organized by the cadets with faculty advisors, such as the Color Guard, Officer Christian Fellowship, and Ranger Challenge. Cadets may be selected on a voluntary basis for attendance at U.S. Army schools such as Airborne (parachutist) School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare, and Northern Warfare School.

Nursing Program
The Army offers two-year scholarships for qualified students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Nursing students receive special consideration as they pursue their B.S.N. along with a commission in the U.S. Army. Many of the same requirements apply to nurse candidates. In addition to attending National Advanced Leadership Camp, nursing students receive the opportunity for real-world training at top-quality military and medical centers through the Nurse Summer Training Program.

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