Technical and Applied Studies Major (B.T.A.S.)
The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (B.T.A.S.), offered on all five regional campuses, and through OHIO Online in both an online and print based option, is primarily intended for students who have already completed two years from an accredited community college, accredited regional campus/university, or an accredited technical college and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program provides students with the practical application of knowledge and skills necessary for advancement in their chosen careers and integrates the technical skills developed during the first two years with the professional skills instilled in a bachelor's degree program. A completion degree, the BTAS utilizes 60 semester hours of college credit, of which a minimum of 24 semester hours must be in a technical field. If students do not have 24 credits in a technical field upon admission, they may/must complete those through electives once admitted. A minimum of 120 hours is needed to meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. As part of the 120 credits, students must meet Ohio University general education requirements and the BTAS major requirements, which is 33 credit hours of major coursework. Students must complete all TAS courses with a "C" or better, maintain a 2.0 g.p.a. overall and within the major, and meet the upper division requirement of 30 credits at the 3000/4000 level, which students will satisfy through the major coursework. Elective hours may be required to reach 120 credit hours.
Online Degree Option: The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree can be completed online. This format allows you to pace your classes to fit your life and career. Please visit www.ohio.edu/online for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the technical and applied studies degree, students will be able to:
- Generate an evidence-based proposal.
- Formulate and integrate the necessary critical thinking, presentation, and analysis skills for the current and future workforce.
- Analyze leadership theories for both personal and professional applications.
- Construct knowledge of the technological implications for the current culture and their application.
- Critique workplace effectiveness and organizational responsibility.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively.
- Value diversity and understand its societal implications.
This is a completion degree for students with a minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit. Thus, students must have obtained junior status prior to admission.
Change of Program Policy
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 and 60 semester hours college credit of which a minimum of 24 semester hours is in a technical degree field. If students do not have 24 credits in a technical field upon admission, they may/must complete those through electives once admitted.
External Transfer Admission
Students must have 60 semester hours of college credit of which a minimum of 24 semester hours is in a technical degree field. If students do not have 24 credits in a technical degree field upon admission, they may/must complete those through electives once admitted.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The professional skills developed in this program should enable students to advance in their chosen careers. This degree can also serve as the foundation for graduate studies in a relevant field.