Jun 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Technical and Applied Studies Major (B.T.A.S.)

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Major code BT5510

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

Dr. Donna L. Burgraff, contact person

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (B.T.A.S.), offered on all five regional campuses and through OHIO Online, is primarily intended for students who have already completed two years or earned 60 credits from an accredited community college, accredited regional campus/university, or an accredited technical college and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program provides students with the practical application of knowledge and skills necessary for advancement in their chosen careers and integrates the technical skills developed during the first two years with the professional skills instilled in a bachelor’s degree program.

A completion degree, the B.T.A.S. utilizes 60 semester hours of college credit. A minimum of 120 semester hours is needed to meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. As part of the 120 credits, students must meet Ohio University general education requirements and the B.T.A.S. major requirements, which is 33 credit hours of major coursework. Students must complete all TAS courses with a ‘C’ or better, maintain a 2.0 GPA overall and within the major, and meet the upper division requirement of 30 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level, which students will satisfy through the major coursework. Elective hours may be required to reach 120 hours.

Online Degree Option: The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree can be completed online. This format allows you to pace your classes to fit your life and career. Please visit www.ohio.edu/online for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the technical and applied studies degree, students will be able to:

  • Formulate and integrate the necessary critical thinking, presentation, and analysis skills for the current and future workforce.
  • Value diversity and understand its workplace implications.
  • Critique approaches to leadership contributing to workplace effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

This is a completion degree for students with a completed associate degree or 60 semester hours of college credit. Thus, students must have obtained junior status prior to admission to the program. 

Change of Program Policy

Students must have a GPA of 2.0 and 60 semester hours of college credit. 

External Transfer Admission

Students must have 60 semester hours of college credit or a completed associate degree. 

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.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

Upper Level Course Requirement

Complete a minimum of 30 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

Professional Skills Core

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better:

Professional Skills Core Additional Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:
Note: MATH 1060 , PSY 1110 , and PSY 2110  will also satisfy BRICKS  Quantitative Reasoning requirement. MATH 2500  will also satisfy BRICKS  Arches: Constructed World. 

Elective Core

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

  1. Pre-Approved TAS Electives (see list below)
  2. TAS Electives (see list below)
  3. Advisor-Approved Technical Courses (9 credits max)
  4. Completion of a certificate or minor program. Note - if the certificate or minor program requires less than 15 hours, additional credits will be needed to earn the minimum 15 hours.

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