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The Associate Degree in Science allows you the flexibility to select from a wide variety of coursework that supports studies in the liberal arts, completion of Baccalaureate and pre-professional degrees, or transfer in or out of OHIO.

This is also a great option if you are undecided about what you want to major in, but wants to give purpose to coursework you are taking. The wide variety of coursework to choose from allows you to explore possible majors while simultaneously earning a degree. Additionally, many times students that change majors qualify for an Associates of Science degree without knowing it and it allows them to feel a sense of accomplishment for the completed coursework, even if they now have a different educational path.




The Associate of Science curriculum consists of 60 hours total, with at least 20 hours in the Sciences. There are nearly 20 different departments in this, so selecting coursework depends on the menu of courses available any semester. For a list of those departments, visit the OHIO academic catalog (here). The student must also complete ten hours in Arts and Humanities and an additional ten hours in Social Sciences, Tier 1 English, and Tier 1 Quantitative courses.




The large number of course options in this degree is what makes it an attractive option. Courses are offered on the Chillicothe campus and some options may be available online.




To qualify for admission, you must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. You must be in good academic standing and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the area of emphasis, Science. The degree cannot be awarded if the grade point average in the major is below a 2.0.




Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at as soon as possible. For OHIO Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.


For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.




OHIO believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.




The Associate in Science degree can be utilized in preparation for a pre-professional or other baccalaureate degree. Areas of emphasis might include math and physics if you are preparing for an engineering degree or biology/chemistry if you are preparing for a pre-med degree. If you are pursuing a specific degree in the sciences, the area of emphasis could be in that specific discipline if OHIO Chillicothe offers courses in that area. Not all sciences or science courses are offered at the Chillicothe campus; therefore, you are encouraged to meet with an advisor to assist you in using this degree to prepare for a baccalaureate degree. For more information on the courses that can be used to complete the Associate in Science degree, see the OHIO academic catalog (here).



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As a liberal arts education, the Associate in Science degree prepares you for the world of work by allowing you to develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and information seeking/analysis skills. These are all skills that employers find attractive in potential candidates and prepare you for many careers.




Cristy Null, MEd

Hilltopper Advising Center
Bennett Hall
Room 270
T: 740.774.7752



Information about the Faculty

Robb Moats
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 237
T: 740.774.7244
Jackie Nace
Assistant Professor
Bennett Hall 241
T: 740.774.7249
Joe Triplett
Assistant Professor / Coordinator
Bennett Hall 226
T: 740.774.7250
Allison White
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 233
T: 740.774.7256
Timothy Angel
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Marc Behrendt
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
C: 740.605.2915
Stacy Brooks
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
James Burger
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Richard Carter
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Lori Fetter
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Kenneth Johnson
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Carole Pontious
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Iolene Powell
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Michael Snarr
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
Ron Yoakem
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259