If you wish to pursue a two-year program of study in a field other than those available through one of the other associate degree options, you may design your own program of study to meet particular goals through the Associate in Individualized Studies (A.I.S.) degree program.
Although there are no specific course or academic area requirements (other than Tier I freshman English composition and quantitative skills), your application must outline your intended course of study, and it must include a proposed area of concentration consisting of two or more subject areas.
You must consult with two A.I.S. faculty reviewers (Group 1 or 2 faculty members) in the preparation of your program, one of whom must be from your area of concentration.
To submit an application for admission to the program, you must currently be registered as a degree-seeking student. To graduate with an Associate in Individualized Studies degree, you must:
Applications for the A.I.S. are accepted by the tenth week of fall and spring semesters. You will receive a letter indicating the decision of the review committee, following review of your application, at the end of the semester in which it was submitted.
A maximum of 15 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to the A.I.S. degree.
Students who transfer to Ohio University from another institution may apply to the Associate in Individualized Studies, following the procedure for application described above. Transfer students should be aware of the A.I.S. residence requirement of 20 hours (hours completed as an A.I.S. major) and the need for at least 50 percent of their major (area of concentration) to be satisfied with Ohio University course work, as well as the Ohio University residency requirement of 20 hours for an associates degree.