Ohio University

Bachelor Degrees

Applied Management

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Contact: Michael Schor

  • The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for advancement in the field of management. The students will take coursework that will 1) meet Ohio University's education and baccalaureate degree requirements; 2) follow naturally and amplify the learning experiences in their associate degree; 3) qualify them for an immediate career in management or for entry into a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. This degree is intended as a completion program for students who have completed a two-year degree programs from an accredited community college, regional campus or technical college and for students who wish to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in applied business management.

Communication Studies

Contact: Dr. Sarah Mahan

  • The Communication Studies major examines the role of communication in health services, family dynamics, relationships and all levels of organizations. This program emphasizes communication skills and research techniques vital to careers and positions in business, education, government, industry, labor and other organizations.

Criminal Justice

Contact: Dr. Janice Proctor

  • This program is specifically designed for students who have previously completed an associate degree program in a technical area related to criminal justice such as law enforcement, corrections, legal assisting, or human services. It allows such students to acquire the necessary specialization for careers in parole and probation, forensic science, adult and juvenile corrections, and police administration. You earn a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ).

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Contact: Dr. Paula McMurray-Schwarz

  • The Eastern Campus offers a complete Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree program leading to an Ohio teaching license for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 and a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.). In addition to being licensed to teach in public and private preschools, Head Start programs, nursery schools and child care centers, students are also licensed to teach in private and public school kindergartens and primary grades.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

Contact: Dr. Robert Galbreath

  • This program allows students to obtain positions in personal training, fitness consulting, and coaching. Professionals such as physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors, massage therapy, and sports nutritionists use exercise physiology as an integral part of their job. You would earn a Bachelor of Science in Sport Science (BSSpS).

Health Services Administration

Contact: Jennifer Kellner-Muscar

  • This program prepares you for entry-level management and staff positions in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, managed care organizations, and other emerging areas of the health care industry. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH).


Contact: Dr. David Castle

  • Student and parents alike often ask "what can you do with a History degree?" The answer is you can do whatever you want with a history degree. A degree in history will teach you three very important skills: how to write well, how to carefully analyze evidence, and how to present a strong and succinct argument. Being able to write well and engage in critical analysis are two very marketable skills. If you learn to write and think well, you will have no trouble finding a job. Students choosing to major in history can complete their degree entirely at Ohio University Eastern Campus.

Human Biology

Contact: Dr. Mark Waters

  • The Human Biology major is designed for students interested in human biology and its application to allied health care professions, such as occupational therapy, genetic counseling, and, with careful choice of electives, physician assistant and physical therapy programs. This curriculum is also suitable for students who wish to enter the public health and health policy fields with a strong science background.
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Middle Childhood Education

Contact: Dr. Jacqueline Yahn

  • This program prepares you to teach in grades 4 through 9. Upon successful completion of the program and the OAE exams you are eligible for a 4 year resident educator license in the state of Ohio. You are also eligible to apply for licensure in other states. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd).


Contact: Dr. Susan Dowell

  • The traditional (on-campus) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major provides the classroom and clinical education needed to prepare graduates for the challenges of complex and changing healthcare systems. Candidates accepted to the program, both freshmen and transfers, enter as pre-BSN majors. During the summer between the first and second years, successful pre-majors are selected to advance to the BSN major. After completing the final three years of the program, student nurses graduate and take a licensing exam.

Social Work

Contact: Dr. Warren Galbreath

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work prepares the student to become a licensed social worker. Students who choose this major have a strong desire to help people improve their lives. Social workers are skilled professionals who work to empower individuals, relieve suffering, and affect social change. This program incorporates classes in sociology, psychology, political science, and economics. Students involved in this program will complete a year-long internship in a local human service agency for practical experience.

Specialized Studies

Contact: Jennifer Kellner-Muscar

  • This program affords you the opportunity to design your own, unique major by combining available and completed coursework. You earn a Bachelor of Specialized Studies (BSS).

Sports and Lifestyle Studies

Contact: Kathy Normansell

  • This program prepares students for entry-level positions in sports and recreation. It provides a foundation in understanding sport, recreation and health/wellness along with developing basic skills in leadership and management. Students will be prepared for careers in a variety of sport and activity settings.

Technical and Applied Studies

Contact: Diann Nickerson

  • This program is primarily intended for students who have already completed a two-year degree program from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college program and who seek to further their educations by completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. You earn a Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS).