Ohio University offers two-year degree programs in arts (A.A.), science (A.S.), and individual studies (A.I.S.). The Ohio Department of Higher Education considers the A.A./A.S. to be the first two years of college, so the degree can only be earned prior to or concurrently with a bachelor's degree. Although a student is ineligible for the A.A./A.S. degree if they already have a four-year degree, they may be eligible for the A.I.S.