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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Associate in Science Major (A.S.)

Major code AS1104

University College
Chubb Hall 140
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1935
Fax: 740.593.0206

Tanya Barnett, Director of Degree Programs


Program Overview

If you a planning to transfer from Ohio University to another institution, you are advised to complete the transfer module as part of your A.A. or A.S. degree. See the admission section of this catalog.

These degrees are available on all campuses. Each degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A./A.S. degree programs must be completed through Ohio University. Technical courses count only as electives for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. You must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree.

If you plan to earn either the A.A. or A.S. degree, contact the director of degree programs in University College so that the valid major code can be properly recorded.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No selective or limited admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Many entry positions now require an associate’s degree. A liberal arts degree, like the Associate in Science, can also provide the foundation for a future bachelor’s degree.


Associate’s Degree Information

Second Associate’s Degree

You cannot earn the same associate’s degree twice. Furthermore, you are not permitted to earn both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. If you have already earned the A.I.S. degree, you are not permitted to earn either the A.A. or A.S. degree. Although it is possible to complete an A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree with a double major, you can earn the degree only once. If an A.A. or A.S. has been completed previously, you will not be permitted to complete the A.I.S.

Associate’s Degree After a Baccalaureate Degree

Typically, the Associate in Individualized Studies degree is not an appropriate degree program for someone who previously has 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 in University College to seek permission to complete the A.I.S. degree. The Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science degree will not be granted if you have already earned a baccalaureate degree.

A.A. and A.S. General Education Requirements

Complete the university’s Tier I quantitative skills and first-year English composition requirements. For more information, see General Education Requirements .

Major Hours Requirements

The Associate in Science program requires a minimum of 60 hours.

Natural Science, Applied Science and Quantitative Skills Concentration

Complete at least 20 hours in the following courses:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry (except 1010, 1100, 1150, and 1500)
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics (except D005, D300, and D301)
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology

Arts and Humanities

Complete at least 10 hours from the following courses:

  • Art History
  • Classical Archaeology (except 2110, 2120, 2130)
  • Classical Languages (Latin, Greek)
  • Classics in English
  • Classics and World Religions (except CLWR 4340, 4350)
  • English (except D150)
  • Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili)
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • International Literature: Modern Languages
  • Philosophy (except 1200)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Social Sciences

Complete at least 10 hours from the following courses:

  • African American Studies (except 1060, 1100, 1500, 2100, 2110, 2500, 3100, 3110, 3170, 3500, 3520, 3530, 3560, and 3570)
  • Anthropology (except 2010, 4730, and 4960)
  • Economics
  • Geography (except 1100, 1400, 2020, 2600, 2680, 3010, 3020, 3030, and 4100)
  • History (except 1210, 1220, 3140, 3143, 3144, 3148, 3200, 3201, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3700, and 3710)
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (except 1110, 2110, 2120, 2210, and 3230)
  • Social Work
  • Sociology