OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]
Technical and Applied Studies Major (B.T.A.S.)
Major code BT5510
140 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Dr. Donna L. Burgraff, contact person
The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (B.T.A.S.), offered on all five regional campuses and through eCampus in both an online and print based option, is primarily intended for students who have already completed a two-year degree program from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers and integrates the technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with the professional skills inculcated in a bachelor’s degree program. A completion degree, the BTAS utilizes 60 semester hours of associate degree credit, of which a minimum of 24 semester hours must be in a technical field. A minimum of 120 hours are needed to meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. As part of the 120 credits, students must meet Ohio University general education requirements and major requirements, including 31-34 credit hours of major coursework. Students must complete all TAS professional core courses with a “C” or better, maintain a 2.0 gpa overall and within the major, and meet the upper division requirement of 30 credits at the 3000/4000 level, which most students will satisfy through the major coursework. Students should also note that a course cannot meet two requirements within the major. Elective hours may be required to reach 120 credit hours.
This is a completion degree for students with a minimum of 60 semester hours of technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 semester hours is in a technical degree field.
Change of Program Policy
GPA of 2.0 and Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or 60 semester hours of technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 semester hours is in a technical degree field.
External Transfer Admission
Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or 60 semester hours of technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 semester hours is in a technical degree field.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The professional skills developed in this program should enable students to advance in their chosen careers. This degree can also serve as the foundation for graduate studies in a relevant field.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the technical and applied studies degree, students will be able to:
- Design a comprehensive research proposal that is presented in both written and verbal formats.
- Develop and integrate the necessary critical thinking and analysis skills for the current and future workforce.
- Analyze leadership and workplace effectiveness theories for both personal and professional applications.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the technological implications of the 21st century culture and its application to their individual career choice.
- Demonstrate understanding of ethical responsibility.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively.
- Value diversity and understand its societal implications.