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Bachelor Technical and Applied Studies


Ohio University’s Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS), offered by University College on all regional OHIO campuses via an online format and through OHIO Online (with an additional print-based option), is designed for students with at least 60 semester credits who want to further their education and advance their careers.

The program provides you with knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to get ahead in your chosen career and integrates the technical skills developed within associate degree programs with the professional skills in a bachelor’s degree program. The B.T.A.S. utilizes 60 semester hours of associate degree credit, of which a minimum of 24 semester hours must be in a technical field.

What courses will you take?

Classes will explore leadership, data analysis, diversity, collaboration, and other topics that give students a strong foundation in the practical skills and knowledge needed for entry-level and supervisory positions. 

Required classes include:

Transferring Credits

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree is designed for students who have completed 60 credits at the associate level. Find information on transferring your credits.


Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree provides you with the soft skills that employers look for. This program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, diversity, integrity, technology and written and oral communications. If you have already completed 60 credits from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, the Technical and Applied Studies degree will help you gain the knowledge and skills to advance in your career. Graduates have careers in management, marketing, health technology, human services, and more.


Flexible Online Format

With online coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load and finish the degree in three or four semesters or pace your courses to fit your life and career.


Admission Requirements

· 60 semester hours of credit of which a minimum of 24 hours is in a technical degree field. (Note: If a student does not have technical credit, it can be completed once admitted.)

· Cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher


More information

Find additional information on the Technical and Applied Studies major on the University College website and in the Ohio University Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Dr. Donna L. Burgraff

Program Coordinator



Or contact your regional campus representative: 

Yehong Shao-Lucas, Ph.D.