Bachelor of Specialized Studies
The Bachelor of Specialized Studies (B.S.S.) program allows students to create an individualized, multidisciplinary degree program tailored to their individual interests and needs. In collaboration with faculty partners and a B.S.S. academic advisor, students design an area of concentration that stands as the equivalent of pre-established major.
The B.S.S. is a great fit for students who would like to combine courses from different academic departments to create a unique major and for students who have interests and career goals not met by a current Ohio University major.
Typically, the Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree is not an appropriate degree program for someone who has previously completed a bachelor’s degree. In special circumstances, a person who has completed a prior bachelor’s degree may petition the director of degree programs to seek permission to apply for and complete the B.S.S. degree. Additionally, the B.S.S. program is not an appropriate choice as a second-degree program (double major).