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Degrees and Programs

Degrees and Programs at Southern

Selecting a major is one of the most important choices you will make in determining your career path. Whether you want to work in healthcare or are ready to climb the corporate ladder, there are many degree choices for you at Ohio University Southern. The degrees found under the following links can be completed entirely on the Southern campus.

Factors to consider when selecting a degree:

What type of career interests you?
Why do you want this major?
What are the requirements for this major?
What is the earning potential for this major?
What employment opportunities are available for this major?

Career counseling is available at our Student Resource Commons
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Associate Degree Programs

Bachelor Degree Programs

A variety of time and site specific Master's Degree programs are offered on a rotating basis. Please check here for updates or check with the Office of Student Services for future offerings.

Associate Degree Programs

Associate in Applied Business Degree Programs

After fulfilling the degree requirements of Accounting Technology graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in junior accounting positions in a number of sectors.
 
 
Courses offered take a management approach to the functional areas of business operations including sales, marketing, operations, supervision, planning, and distribution. The BMT program includes a concentration requirement that provides students with opportunities for course work that more specifically prepares them for career aspirations.
 
 
The Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B) degree in Computer Technology at Ohio University Southern prepares students for entry level IT (Information Technology) positions. The curriculum offers hands-on learning, enabling students to develop critical skills in areas such as IT technical support, network administration, web site development, database administration, software development, and testing.

 

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

The program offers courses that address knowledge and skills relevant to the preschool child such as basic child development principles, knowledge of child guidance and management, curriculum for young children, and strategies of home collaboration.
 
 
With over half of the major courses incorporating hands-on training, the Electronic Media degree is designed to give you the theoretical and practical foundation necessary to begin your career in broadcasting or interactive multimedia in just two years.
 
 
Associates in Environmental Engineering Technology
The environmental engineering technology (EVT) curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar.
 
 
The Equine Studies program is designed to prepare students for employment as trained professionals in the horse industry. The program provides students with opportunities to develop skills and expertise in a Commercial Equine Business Management degree track for the Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies degree.
 
 
The program offers a generalist approach, which provides knowledge and skills applicable to a diversity of settings. Placements are available in a variety of settings and programs such as: mental health, chemical dependency, social services, domestic violence, adult and juvenile corrections, prevention services, children services, Goodwill, and community action programs.
 
 
The Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology degree program offers students a broad academic background in the traditional liberal arts area supplemented with technical training. Career opportunities for graduates may be available in areas such as state highway patrol, local, and county law enforcement agencies, corrections, juvenile authorities, and probation officers.
 
 
The Medical Assisting Technology Program (MAT) procedures that health care professionals require of medical assistants. Upon graduation, graduates may sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam. MAT students will become competent in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) domains that will make them a valued part of a health care team. Job shadowing experiences and a 210 hour supervised practicum are included in the program.
 
 
The two-year Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program at Ohio University-Southern enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high quality registered nurses. The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Ohio Board of Regents, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).Upon completion of the Associate Degree, the working graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
 
 
Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing, the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Ohio Board of Regents, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).Graduates of the Associate Degree program may choose to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) through Athens.
 

Associate Degree Programs

If you wish to pursue a two-year program of study in a field other than those available through one of the other associate's degree options, you may design your own program of study to meet particular goals through the Associate in Individualized Studies degree program, available on the Athens, Chillicothe, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville campuses.
 
 
Associate in Arts Social Sciences Emphasis
If you a planning to transfer from Ohio University to another institution, you are advised to complete the transfer module as part of your A.A. or A.S. degree.
These degrees are available on all campuses. Each degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree.
 
 
Associate in Arts Emphasis on Arts and Humanities
The degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A./A.S. degree programs must be completed through Ohio University.
 
 
Associate in Science
A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A./A..S degree programs must be completed through Ohio University.
 

Bachelor Degree Programs

This degree provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in the field of management. For the student with an associate degree, the program integrates the general and technical skills developed with-in associate degree programs with the professional skills and dispositions inculcated in a bachelor's of management degree program.
 
 
Courses combine theory and practice as students are taught the historical and conceptual foundations of the communication field. At the same time they equip students with skills in speaking, writing, critical thinking, discussion, and problem solving. The individual concentrations and their associated courses specialize in different branches of the communication field.

 
This degree is designed for students who have already completed an associate's degree in a related area such as Law Enforcement Technology, Human Services Technology, Corrections Technology, or Police Administration.
 
 
This degree prepares students to teach children three years old through third grade. In addition to being qualified to teach in primary grades, students will be prepared to teach in pre-primary programs, such as public school preschools, private pre-kindergarten schools, childcare centers and Head Start Programs.
 

Bachelor Health Services Administration
This degree prepares you for entry-level management and staff positions in all sectors of the health care industry. Students will be prepared for positions in acute, sub-cute, and ambulatory care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, manages care organizations, and other emerging health delivery systems.

 
This degree prepares students for a variety of careers. Many students pursue successful careers in education, museums, and libraries. Others enjoy careers as lawyers, government officials, businessmen and women, journalists, and policy consultants in the non-profit sector.
 
 
This degree prepares students for licensure to teach grades 4 - 9 in elementary school upper primary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high schools (9th grade only).
 
 
Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
This four-year undergraduate degree provides the classroom and clinical education to prepare graduates for the challenges of complex and changing health-care systems. Upon completion the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
 
 
Bachelor of Social Work
The undergraduate program in social work prepares students for beginning social work practice at the undergraduate level. Students will complete course work in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare history, and policy, research, social work practice methods, and field instruction.

 
Bachelor of Specialized Studies
By it's nature, the specialized studies degree is unique to each individual. Making a general statement regarding career preparation impractical. The application process, however, requires a statement of rationale for pursuing the major and for selection of the curriculum plan. This statement includes the student's educational and career goals. Many B.S.S. students design a major with a specific career or graduate program in mind.
 

Bachelor Technical and Applied Studies
This degree is primarily intended for students who have already completed an applied associate degree from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. It 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. 

 
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
The undergraduate program in Bachelor of Arts Social Work prepares students for beginning social work practice at the undergraduate level. Students will complete course work in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare history, and policy, research, social work practice methods, and field instruction. The BASW requires the same classes as the BSW in addition to 2 years of a foreign language.

 

 
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