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Bachelor of Specialized Studies

The Bachelor of Specialized Studies (BSS) program allows students to create a faculty-approved, individualized, multidisciplinary degree program tailored to their individual interests and needs. In conjunction with faculty and staff, students design an area of concentration that stands as the equivalent of pre-established major.

The BSS is a great fit for students who would like to combine courses from different academic departments to create a unique major and for students who have interests and career goals not met by a current Ohio University major.

Typically, the Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree is not an appropriate degree program for someone who has previously completed a bachelor’s degree. In special circumstances, a person who has completed a prior bachelor’s degree may petition the director of degree programs to seek permission to apply for and complete the BSS degree. Additionally, the BSS program is not an appropriate choice as a second-degree program (double major).

The BSS program is available on all Ohio University campuses, including e-Campus.

Please explore our website and call us at 740.593.1935 with any questions left unanswered.

We look forward to helping you design a degree unique to you!