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    Ohio University
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Major, Minor, and Certificate Codes


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Major Codes

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The following is a listing of undergraduate major codes arranged by the college in which each major is offered. Some programs and majors are offered through more than one college, and not all majors are open to incoming freshmen. See each program for specific information.

Major Code Prefixes

The two–letter prefix of each major code often indicates the type of degree awarded for that major (see specific major for details). In some cases, it indicates that an additional application process is required for admission to the major.

AA

 

Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Applied Business

AI   Associate in Individualized Studies
AS   Associate in Science
BA   Bachelor of Arts
BB   Bachelor of Business Administration
BC   Bachelor of Science in Communication or Bachelor of Criminal Justice
BF   Bachelor of Fine Arts
BJ   Bachelor of Science in Journalism
BM   Bachelor of Music
BS   Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Specialized Studies, or Bachelor of Social Work
BT   Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
ND   Nondegree program

 

College of Arts and Sciences

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Some of the majors in this college have two major codes. In general, you have the option with these majors of choosing either a degree program that is more hard sciences–oriented (BS) or one that is more liberal arts/humanities–oriented (BA). Details on curricular differences can be found in the College of Arts and Sciences section under the specific program listings. You might want to consult with an admissions officer or a college representative about which option is more suitable for you.

  African American Studies
 

BA4903

  African American Studies
   
  Biological Sciences
 

BA2128

  Human Biology
 

BA2129

  Environmental Biology
 

BS2121

  Biological Sciences
 

BS2520

  Cellular and Molecular Biology
 

BS2126

  Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology
 

BS0411

  Microbiology
 

BS2507

  Prephysical Therapy
 

BS2127

  Preprofessional Program
  BS2522   Wildlife and Conservation Biology
   
  Chemistry and Biochemistry
 

BS3311, BA3311

  Chemistry
 

BS3316

  Biochemistry
 

BS3315

  Environmental Chemistry
 

BS3310

  Forensic Chemistry
 

BS3312

  Predentistry
 

BS3313

  Prepharmacy
 

BS3314

  Premedicine
   
  Classics and World Religions
 

BA5214

  Classical Civilization
 

BA5215

  World Religions
  BA5217   Classical Languages
       
  Economics    
 

BA4221

  Economics
  BS4225   Economics
       
  English    
 

BA5231

  English
   
  Environmental and Plant Biology
  BA2110   Applied Plant Biology
  BA2119   Field Ecology
 

BS2120

  Environmental and Plant Biology
   
  Environmental Studies
(see Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geological Sciences)
       
  Geography    
 

BS4231, BA4231

  Geography
 

BS4232

  Environmental Geography
 

BS4235

  Geographic Information Science
 

BS4238

  Meteorology
 

BS4234

  Urban Planning
  BS4240   Environmental Prelaw
       
  Geological Sciences    
 

BS3321, BA3321

  Geological Sciences
 

BS3323

  Environmental Geology
       
  History    
 

BA4211

  History
 

BA4214

  Prelaw
       
  Linguistics    
 

BA5290

  Linguistics
       
  Mathematics    
 

BS3101, BA3101

  Mathematics
 

BS3105

  Actuarial Science
 

BS3103

  Applied Mathematics
 

BS3110

  Meteorology
  BS3106   Mathematics—Mathematical Statistics Track
       
 

Modern Languages

   
 

BA5221

  French
 

BA5222

  German
 

BA5224

  Russian
 

BA5225

  Spanish
       
  Philosophy    
 

BA5241

  Philosophy
 

BA5244

  Prelaw
 

BA5242

  Pretheology
       
  Physics    
 

BS3331, BA3331

  Physics
 

BS3332

  Applied Physics
 

BS3335

  Astrophysics
 

BS3338

  Meteorology
       
  Political Science    
 

BA4201

  Political Science
 

BA4203

  Prelaw
       
  Psychology    
 

BA4101

  Psychology
 

BA4105

  Prephysical Therapy
       
   Sociology and Anthropology
 

BA4251

  Sociology
 

BA4252

  Anthropology
 

BA4253

  Criminology
 

BA4254

  Prelaw
       
  Women’s and Gender Studies
 

BA4402

  Women’s and Gender Studies
       
  Undecided    
 

ND0410

  Undecided1
 

ND0406

  Undecided — Humanities Emphasis1
 

ND0407

  Undecided — Natural Sciences Emphasis1
 

ND0408

  Undecided — Social Sciences Emphasis1

1 Some restrictions apply. See Undecided under College of Arts and Sciences.

 

College of Business

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BB6121

  Accounting
 

BB6124

  Business Economics
 

BB6120

  Business Prelaw
  BB6156   Entrepreneurship
 

BB6125

  Finance
  BB6122   General Business
 

BB6132

  International Business
 

BB6126

  Management and Strategic Leadership
 

BB6137

  Management Information Systems
 

BB6127

  Marketing
  ND8840   Presport Management
   BS8123   Sport Management
  BB6150   Sports Administration
 

ND0610

  Undecided

 

College of Fine Arts

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  Art
  BA5050   Studio Art
 

BA5149

  Art History
 

BF6321

  Graphic Design1
   BF5198   Interior Architecture
  BF5051   Studio Art
       
  Dance    
 

BA5150

  Dance
  BF5154   Dance - Performance and Choreography
   
  Music
 

ND5117

  Premusic
 

BM5105

  Music Composition
 

BM5106

  Music Education—Choral
 

BM5107

  Music Education—Instrumental
 

BM5115

  Music Therapy
 

BM5103

  Orchestral Instruments
 

BM5102

  Organ
 

BM5104

  Piano Pedagogy
 

BM5100

  Piano
 

BM5101

  Voice
 

BA5195

  Music
   
  Theater
  BF5158   Playwriting
 

BF5161

  Theater Performance (Acting) 2
  BF5168   Stage Management
 

BF5162

  Production Design and Technology2
 

BA5194

  Theater
   
  Nondegree
 

ND9917

  Nondegree

1 Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Art major.

2 Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Theater major.

 

College of Health Sciences and Professions

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Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
  BS6470   Applied Nutrtion
 

BS8117

  Athletic Training3
  BS6468   Child and Family Studies
  ND8142   Preathletic Training3
  BS8122   Exercise Physiology3
  BS6472   Nutrition
  ND8839   Preexercise Physiology
   
  Nursing
 

ND1205

  Prebaccalaureate Nursing 1
 

BS1221

  Nursing, Pre-Licensure Program
  BS1203, BS1222   Nursing, RN-to-B.S.N. Program1
 

ND1204

  School Nurse 1
   
  Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences2
 

BS5305

  Communication Sciences and Disorders
   
  Social and Public Health
  BA6601, BS6605   Social Work4
  BS6468   Child and Family Studies
 

BS8105

  Community Health Services
 

BS6260

  Environmental Health Science
 

BS8119

  Health Services Administration
 

BS3309

  Industrial Hygiene
 

BS6836

  Long–Term Health Care Administration
  ND6603   Presocial Work5
   
  Undecided

ND0210

  Undecided

 

1 BS1203 not open to freshmen–available only to registered nurses

2 Physical Therapy not open to freshmen–selective admission doctoral program. Enter through a preparatory program such as Biological Sciences Prephysical Therapy or Psychology Prephysical Therapy in the College of Arts and Sciences, or Exercise Physiology in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. You must apply for the doctoral program through the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences.

3 Selective admission program. Consult the program listing for details.

4 Not open to freshmen; you must complete the Presocial Work Program before you can become a social work major.

5 This entry-level program does not fulfill a degree but is intended as preparation for admission into the social work major.

 

Honors Tutorial College

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Some of the majors listed below have two major codes, of which you will select one. In general, the second option (BA) provides a curriculum that is more liberal arts oriented. You may want to consult with an admissions officer or a college representative regarding which option is more suitable for you.

 

BA1934

  Anthropology
 

BA1935

  Art History
 

BS1931

  Astrophysics
 

BS1902

  Biological Sciences
 

BB1926

  Business
 

BS1904

  Chemistry
 

BA1932

  Classics
  BS1941   Communication Sciences and Disorders
 

BC1918

  Communication Studies
  BS1929   Computer Science
 

BF1906

  Dance
  BS1910   Economics
 

BS1925

  Engineering Physics
 

BA1916

  English
 

BS1901

  Environmental and Plant Biology
  BA1942   Environmental Studies
 

BF1924

  Film
 

BA1914

  French
  BA1944   Geography
  BA1909   History
 

BJ1923

  Journalism
 

BS1903

  Mathematics
  BA1938   Music
 

BS1937

  Neuroscience
 

BA1917

  Philosophy
 

BS1905

  Physics
 

BA1908

  Political Science
 

BA1930

  Social Work
 

BA1912

  Sociology/Sociology—Criminology
  BA1939, BF1940   Studio Art
 

BA1915

  Spanish
 

BC1920

  Media Arts and Studies
 

BF1913, BA1913

 

Theater

  BA1943   Women’s and Gender Studies

 

Patton College of Education

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Teacher Education

   

Adolescent to Young Adult Programs

   

BS6315

 

Earth/Space Science

    BS6306   Integrated Language Arts
    BS6307   Integrated Mathematics
    BS6309   Integrated Science
    BS6308   Integrated Social Studies
    BS6314   Life Science
    BS6310   Physical Science
         
   

Early Childhood Education

   

ND8837

 

Early Childhood Premajor

   

BS6854

  Early Childhood Education
    AA1106   Child Development
     
   

Middle Childhood Education

   

BS6175

  Mathematics and Social Studies
   

BS6176

  Science and Social Studies
   

BS6177

  Mathematics and Science
   

BS6178

  Language Arts and Social Studies
   

BS6179

  Language Arts and Science
   

BS6180

  Language Arts and Mathematics
     
   

Multi–age Programs

   

BS6232

  French
    BS6235   Spanish
    BS6233   German
    ND8843   Prephysical Education
         
   

Special Education

   

BS6316

  Mild—Moderate Educational Needs
   

BS6317

 
Moderate Intensive Educational Needs
 
         

Human and Consumer Sciences

    BS6370  
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
 
    BS6361   Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism
    BS6380   Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
    ND8835   Preretail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
         

Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

    BS8156  
Outdoor Recreation and Education
 
    BS8106   Physical Education
    ND8838   Prephysical Education
    BS8109   Recreation Management
         

Undecided

    ND0810   Undecided

 

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

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  Aviation
 

BS7269

 

Aviation Flight

  AA7268   Aviation Flight Technology
  BS7270   Aviation Management
   
  Chemical Engineering
 

BS7251

 

Chemical Engineering

 

BS7262

  Chemical Engineering: Materials Track
 

BS7263

  Chemical Engineering: Biological Track
 

BS7264

  Chemical Engineering: Energy and the Environment Track
   
  Civil Engineering
 

BS7252

 

Civil Engineering

   
  Computer Science
 

BS7260

 

Computer Science

   
  Electrical Engineering
 

BS7253

 

Electrical Engineering

 

BS7254

  Electrical Engineering: Computer Engineering Track
       
  Engineering Technology and Management
  BS7256   Engineering Technology and Management
   
  Industrial and Systems Engineering
 

BS7255

 

Industrial and Systems Engineering

   
  Mechanical Engineering
 

BS7257

 

Mechanical Engineering

   
  Undecided
 

ND0910

 

Undecided

 

Scripps College of Communication

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  Communication Studies
 

BC5363

  Communication Studies Concentrations:

Organizational Communication
Communication and Public Advocacy
Health Communication

   
 

Information and Telecommunication Systems

 

BC5329

  Information and Telecommunication Systems (Voice/data/image communication network and services. Electives in data communication, voice communication systems, international communication, regulatory policy)
   
 

Journalism

  BJ6906   Journalism: News and Information
  BJ6907   Journalism: Strategic Communication
 

BJ6910

  Journalism: Carr Van Anda
   
 

Media Arts and Studies

 

BC5365

  Media Arts and Studies
   
 

Visual Communication

 

BS6924

  Information Design: Publication
 

BS6923

  Information Design: Interactive Media
 

BS6922

  Photojournalism
 

BS6925

  Commercial Photography

 

University College

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  Associate in Arts
  AA1114   Arts and Humanities Emphasis
 

AA1110

  Social Sciences Emphasis
   
  Associate in Individualized Studies1
 

AI5508

  Associate in Individualized Studies
   
  Associate in Science
 

AS1104

  Associate in Science
   
  Bachelor of Criminal Justice2
 

BC2209

  Bachelor of Criminal Justice
   
  Bachelor of Specialized Studies3
 

BS1112

  Bachelor of Specialized Studies
   
  Undecided
 

ND1201

  Undecided

1 Separate application required.

2 Requires an associate’s degree in an area related to criminal justice for admission. Not open to first–year students.

3Separate application required. Not open to first–year students.

Center for International Studies

       
  International Studies    
 

BA4405

  Global Studies—Africa
 

BA4406

  Global Studies—Asia
 

BA4407

  Global Studies—Europe
 

BA4408

  Global Studies—Latin America
  BA4409   Global Studies—War and Peace
       

Regional Higher Education

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The following degrees are available on all regional campuses:

  Associate in Arts
  AA1114   Arts and Humanities Emphasis
  AA1110   Social Sciences Emphasis
   
  Associate in Science
  AS1104  
Associate in Science
       
  Bachelor of Science in Applied Management
  BS5511   Bachelor of Science in Applied Management
       
  Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
  BT5510   Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
 
Chillicothe Campus
 

AI5508

  Associate in Individualized Studies
 

AA5006

  Business Management Technology
 

AA1106

  Child Development
 

AA5010

  Computer Science Technology
 

AA5003

  Deaf Studies and Interpreting
 

AA5018

  Environmental Engineering Technology
 

AA5022

  Health Technology
 

AA5201

  Human Services Technology
 

AA5505

  Law Enforcement Technology
 

ND8833

  Prenursing
 

AA2342

  Nursing, RN
 

AA5014

  Office Technology
 
Lancaster Campus
 

AI5508

  Associate in Individualized Studies
 

AA5002

  Accounting Technology
 

AA5006

  Business Management Technology
 

AA1106

  Child Development
 

AA5010

  Computer Science Technology
 

AA5013

  Electronic Media
 

AA5022

  Health Technology
 

AA5020

  Industrial Maintenance Technology
 

AA5505

  Law Enforcement Technology
 

AA5019

  Medical Assisting Technology
 
Southern Campus
 

AI5508

  Associate in Individualized Studies
 

AA5002

  Accounting Technology
 

AA5006

  Business Management Technology
 

AA1106

  Child Development
 

AA5010

  Computer Science Technology
 

AA5013

  Electronic Media
 

AA5017

  Equine Studies
 

AA5022

  Health Technology
 

AA5201

  Human Services Technology
 

AA5505

  Law Enforcement Technology
 

ND8833

  Prenursing
 

AA2342

  Nursing, RN
 

AA5014

  Office Technology
 
Zanesville Campus
 

AI5508

  Associate in Individualized Studies
 

AA5013

  Electronic Media
 

ND8833

  Prenursing
 

AA2342

  Nursing, RN

Minor Codes

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In general, all academic minors are open to any student pursuing a baccalaureate program at the University. Detailed information for each minor is listed in the catalog section of the college through which the minor is offered.

 

OR4903

  African American Studies
 

OR4252

  Anthropology
  OR6360   Applied Nutrition
  ORARTH   Art History
 

ORASTR

  Astronomy
 

OR2121

  Biological Sciences
 

ORBSAD

  Business
 

OR3311

  Chemistry
 

OR5214

  Classical Civilization
  OR5305   Communication Sciences and Disorders
 

ORCOMS

  Communication Studies
  OR7260   Computer Science
 

ORDNCH

  Dance:History and Theory
 

OR5154

  Dance: Performance and Choreography
 

ORDNCS

  Dance: Somatic Studies
 

OR4221

  Economics
 

OR5231

  English
 

OR6260

  Environmental Health Sciences
 

ORFILM

  Film
 

OR5221

  French
 

OR4231

  Geography
 

OR3321

  Geological Sciences
 

OR5222

  German
 

OR5212

  Greek
 

OR4211

  History
 

OR5329

  Information and Telecommunication Systems
 

ORIART

  Interdisciplinary Arts
 

ORJAPN

  Japanese
  ORJAZZ   Jazz Studies
 

OR5211

  Latin
 

OR5290

  Linguistics
 

OR3101

  Mathematics
 

OR4233

  Geography - Meteorology
 

ORMUSI

  Music
  OR8156   Outdoor Recreation and Education
 

OR5241

  Philosophy
 

OR3331

  Physics
 

OR2120

  Environmental and Plant Biology
 

OR4201

  Political Science
 

OR4101

  Psychology
 

OR8109

  Recreation Management
 

OR6380

  Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
 

OR5224

  Russian
 

OR6602

  Social Service
 

OR4251

  Sociology
 

OR5225

  Spanish
  ORSART   Studio Art
 

ORTHAR

  Theater
 

OR5215

  World Religions

Certificate Codes

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The certificate programs listed here are open to all students pursuing baccalaureate programs at the University, regardless of college or major. The equivalent of minors, these interdisciplinary programs can complement your major, broaden your career possibilities, or allow you to study an area of interest from a variety of perspectives. You will be awarded the certificate and receive official recognition on your transcript when you graduate. Please note that these certificate programs are not related to teaching or other professional certification conferred by outside agencies. To enroll in a program, contact the sponsoring college. Your own college will enter your certificate information onto your record.

  CTAFMD   Africa Culture Through Music and Dance
 

CTAFRI

  African Studies
 

CTASIA

  Asian Studies
  CTBINU   Bioinformatics
 

CTCNST

  Construction Management
  CTDIAB   Diabetes
   CTDIVU   Diversity Studies
 

CTEAST

  East Asian Studies
  CTENTR   Entrepreneurship
 

CTENVS

  Environmental Studies
 

CTEURO

  European Studies
 

CTFIPL

 

Financial Planning

 

CTGISU

  Geographic Information Science
 

CTGERO

  Gerontology
 

CTGLCU

  Global Leadership
  CTISLM   Islamic Studies
 

CTITAL

  Italian Studies
 

CTJWST

  Jewish Studies
 

CTLAMS

 

Latin American Studies

  CTLJCU   Law, Justice, and Culture
 

CTPOLC

  Political Communication
 

CTSALE

  Sales
 

CTSEAS

 

Southeast Asian Studies

  CTWARU   War and Peace Studies
 

CTWSTU

  Women’s and Gender Studies
  CTWRIT   Writing