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Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) is an online degree intended for students who have already obtained junior status (completion of 60 semester credits) and have a 2.0 grade point average in previous college work.

The BTAS major focuses on leadership and organizational effectiveness and aims to attract students who wish to be more successful in the workplace by completing work in collaboration, diversity, ethics, and problem-solving. This major focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills necessary for advancement in a student’s chosen career and instills skills associated with a bachelor's degree like written and oral communication, critical thinking, and effective presentations.

Student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Chillicothe
OHIO Chillicothe first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Technical & Applied Studies Courses

A minimum of 120 hours is needed to meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree.


Example Courses

Upper-Level Course Requirement

Complete a minimum of 30 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

Professional Skills Core

  • TAS 3010 - Introduction to Technical and Applied Studies
  • TAS 3110 - Diversity, Ethics, and Collaboration
  • TAS 3210 - Research for Technical and Applied Studies
  • TAS 4040 - Ethics and Organizational Social Responsibility
  • TAS 4110 - Leadership and Workplace Effectiveness
  • TAS 4140 - Workplace Interactions in a Diverse Society
  • TAS 4240 - Technology and Research in the Workforce
  • TAS 4340 - Applied Leadership in the Workplace
  • TAS 4440 - Collaboration in the Workplace
  • TAS 4510 - Technical and Applied Studies Capstone Seminar

    Potential Careers

    This degree provides you with the soft skills that employers look for. This program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, diversity, integrity, technology and written and oral communications. Graduates have careers in business, marketing, health technology, human services, computer sciences, and more.

    • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers make an annual median wage of $61,370 as of 2022.
    • Employment demand for Information Technology Project Managers is projected to grow by 8-10% by 2031.

    Tuition and Fees

    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters). 

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.


    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents

    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Transfer and Current OHIO Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Taneka Willis, Site Manager, Adena Health Center-Western Avenue, BTAS ‘2023

When I decided to go back to school to obtain my bachelor’s degree, I wanted a program that supported my growth into supervisory or administrative positions with Adena Health Systems. My degree has helped me be a better leader to those I serve. I gained knowledge and skill that I have applied as a manager. This degree has prepared me to pursue my master's degree and will help with future career opportunities and growth at my organization. 

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* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.