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Associate in Science


Program Description


The Associate in Science degree is perfect if you wish to earn a two-year degree to set your future goals and to discover your area of interests. When you wish, you can go back and build upon your degree and earn your Bachelor's degree. The Associate in Science is perfect groundwork to discover your future.  


Admission Information

At least 30 of the total credits earned toward the Associate in Science must be Ohio University credits. Technical courses count only as electives.  


Policy on second Associate degrees
You are not permitted to earn both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees. If you have already earned the Associate of Individualized Studies degree, you may not earn either the Associate of Arts degree or the Associate of Science degree.


Application toward Bachelor's Degree
Credit earned while enrolled at Ohio University associate's degree program will be applied toward an Ohio University baccalaureate degree program. If you intend to complete a baccalaureate degree, you should complete Ohio University General Education Requirements while working toward your associate's degree.


Associate's Degree after Baccalaureate Degree
If you have already earned a baccalaureate degree, you may pursue an Associate in Individualized Studies degree, depending on the rationale for doing so and the desired area of concentration. The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree is not an appropriate objective if you have already earned a baccalaureate degree.

Degree Requirements


Graduation Requirements
Requires a minimum of 96 credit hours. A maximum of 24 credits earned through Experiential Learning Program may be applied to the degree. You must also have at least a 2.0 g.p.a. at graduation.

You must take the required courses in the coursework section in order to graduate.



Associate in Science Course Requirements
Arts and Humanities (must include Tier I English Composition) - 15 credits
Natural Science, Applied Science, and Quantitative Skills (must include Tier I quantitative skills) - 30 credit
Social Sciences - 15 credit
Electives - 36 credit
Total = 96 credit

Select courses for the degree in the following three areas:

Arts and Humanities
African American Studies
Art 110
Art History
Classical Archaeology
Classical Languages (Greek, Latin)
Classics in English
Comparative Arts
English (except 150)
Foreign Languages
International Literature: Modern Languages
Interpersonal Communication 101
Philosophy (except 120)
Women's Studies

Natural Sciences, Applied Science, and Quantative Skills
Biological Sciences
Biology 101
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Communication Systems Management
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Environmental and Plant Biology
Geological Sciences
Health Sciences
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Human and Consumer Sciences - Food and Nutrition
Industrial Technology
Mathematics (except 101, 102)
Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy 120
Physical Science

Social Sciences
African American Studies
Business Law
Classical Archaeology
Human and Consumer Sciences - Child and Family Studies
Human and Consumer Sciences - Retail Merchandising
International Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Political Science
Social Work