Jun 23, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19

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


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Major code BT5510

Office of Regional Higher Education  
Ohio University Chillicothe
101 University Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740.774.7204
Fax: 740.774.7280
burgrafd@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chillicothe

Dr. Donna L. Burgraff, contact person
burgrafd@ohio.edu

Program Overview

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 hours of associate degree credit, of which a minimum of 24 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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

This is a completion degree for students with a minimum of 60 hours of technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 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 hours of  technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 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 hours of  technical or associate degree credit of which a minimum of 24 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:

  • 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.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

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:
Note: TAS 4510 will satisfy Tier III requirements.

Professional Skills Core Additional Requirements


Complete one of the following courses:
Note: MATH 2500, PSY 1110, and PSY 2210 will satisfy Tier I requirements. 

Other Requirements


Collaboration


Complete one of the following courses:

Leadership


Complete one of the following courses:

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