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Technical & Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (B.T.A.S.) is primarily intended for students who have already completed a two-year applied associate degree program from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers, and integrates the technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with the professional skills inculcated in a bachelor's degree program. A completion degree, the B.T.A.S. utilizes 60 hours of associate degree credit, of which a minimum of 24 hours must be in a technical field.

Students wishing to complete the Technical and Applied Studies degree will need to take some online coursework in order to complete the degree.


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Program Requirements

Ohio University Catalog for Technical and Applied Studies (BT5510)


Important Information for Students


Admissions Information

An associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or 60 hours of associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 hours in the technical field is required for admission into the Technical and Applied Studies program.

Major Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

The courses listed below are courses that have been offered either at the Eastern Campus or online. Other courses may fulfill specific requirements. The complete list may be found in the University Catalog.  


Professional Skills


Complete the following courses:

  • TAS 3010: Introduction to Technical and Applied Studies
  • TAS 3210: Research for Technical and Applied Studies

Complete one of the following courses:

  • COMS 2040: Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
  • COMS 2050: Techniques of Group Discussion
  • COMS 2060: Communication in Interpersonal Relationships
  • EDCE 4100: Human Relations
  • PSY 2110: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences


Cultural, Political, and Social Issues

Complete four courses, with at least one course in each of the following three groups:

Cultural Issues
  • BUSL 2000: Law and Society
  • COMS 4100: Cross-Cultural Communication
  • PSY 3440: Psychology of Gender
  • SOC 3290: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SW 3213: Child Abuse and Neglect


Political Issues
  • SOC 2600: Criminal Justice
  • SOC 3310: Class and Inequality
  • SOC 3630: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SW 3293: Aging in American Society


Social Issues
  • PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 2510: Social Psychology
  • PSY 2710: Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC 3090: Sociology of Appalachia



Behavioral Sciences

Complete one of the following courses:

  • COMS 3060: Interpersonal Conflict Management
  • EDCE 4100: Human Relations
  • PSY 2720: Psychology of Personality
  • SOC 2610: Deviant Behavior
  • SOC 3650: Sociology of Mental Illness
  • SW 3213: Child Abuse and Neglect
  • SW 3263: Chemical Dependency
  • SW 3273: Mental Health and Social Work

Complete one of the following courses:

  • COMS 4060: Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COMS 4110: Communicating with People with Disabilities
  • COMS 4200: Gender and Communication
  • PSY 2510 - Social Psychology
  • WGS 3500 - Feminist Theory



Leadership and Organization

Complete the following course:

  • TAS 4510: Technical and Applied Studies Capstone Seminar


Complete two of the following courses:

  • MGT 2000: Introduction to Management
  • MKT 2020: Marketing Principles


Anticipated Schedule @ OUE (subject to change):