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Associate in Individualized Studies

Associate in Individualized Studies

If you wish to pursue a two-year program of study in a field other than those available through one of the other University College associate degree programs you may design your own program of study to meet particular goals through the Associate in Individualized Studies (A.I.S.) degree program. You will work in conjunction with an academic advisor and faculty members to design the right combination and depth of coursework that meets your specific career goals.

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OHIO Lancaster first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Associate in Individualized Studies

The Associate in Individualized Studies program requires a minimum of 60 hours.



Additional Information

The Individualized Studies curriculum is determined by the student and pre-approved by a review committee. There are no specific courses or academic area requirements within the area of concentration. The student will select 20 hours of coursework as an area of concentration, from different areas of study, ensuring coherence and educational purpose. Students may think of the area of concentration as their new major. For example, a student might choose courses from Business, Communications, and Coaching Education to create an Athletic Marketing major.

Students are required to complete Tier 1 English and Tier 1 Quantitative skills requirements among other residency and degree requirements as outlined in the OHIO academic catalog.



    Potential Careers

    You begin the Associate in Individualized Studies degree with your career in mind. Since you clearly identified career intentions at the time of application and the coursework is specific, you have already identified the skills you need to gain entry into your specific field. You may work with the advisor and/or faculty to develop an internship for further experience.


    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 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.

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