Apr 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Major, Minor, and Certificate Codes

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Major Codes


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, Bachelor of Sport Management, or Bachelor of Social Work
BT   Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
ND   Nondegree program

College of Arts and Sciences


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
  BS2121      Biological Sciences
  BS2520     Cellular and Molecular Biology
  BA2129     Environmental Biology
  BA2128     Human Biology
  BS2126     Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology
  BS0411     Microbiology
  BS2507     Prephysical Therapy
  BS2127      Preprofessional Program
  BS2522     Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  Chemistry and Biochemistry
  BS3316     Biochemistry
  BS3311   BA3311     Chemistry
  BS3315     Chemistry Environmental
  BS3310     Forensic Chemistry
  BS3312     Predentistry
  BS3313     Prepharmacy
  BS3314     Premedicine
  Classics and Religious Studies
  BA5214     Classical Civilization
  BA5217     Classical Languages
  BA5215     World Religions
  BA4221   BS4225     Economics
  BA5232       English—Creative Writing
  BA5236     English—Cultures, Rhetoric, and Theory
  BA5230     English—Literature and Writing
  Environmental and Plant Biology
  BA2110     Applied Plant Biology
  BS2120     Environmental and Plant Biology
  BA2119     Field Ecology
  BS4232     Geography—Environmental Geography
  BS4240     Environmental Prelaw
  BS4235     Geography—Geographic Information Science
  BS4231   BA4231     Geography
  BA4241     Globalization and Development
  BS4238     Meteorology
  BS3339     Broadcast Meteorology
  BS4242     Urban Planning and Sustainability
  Geological Sciences
  BS3323     Environmental Geology
  BS3321   BA3321     Geological Sciences
  BA4211     History
  BA4214     Prelaw
  BA5290     Linguistics
  BS3105     Mathematics—Actuarial Science
  BS3103     Mathematics—Applied
  BA3101   BS3101     Mathematics
  BS3106     Mathematics—Mathematical Statistics Track
  Modern Languages
  BA5221     French
  BA5225     Spanish
  BA5241     Philosophy
  BA5244     Prelaw
  BA5242     Pretheology
  BS3332     Applied Physics
  BS3335     Astrophysics
  BS3338     Meteorology
  BS3331   BA3331     Physics
  Political Science
  BA4201     Political Science
  BA4203     Prelaw
  BS4105     Prephysical Therapy
  BS4101   BS4107     Psychology
  Sociology and Anthropology
  BA4252     Anthropology
  BA4253     Criminology
  BA4254     Prelaw
  BA4251     Sociology
  Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  BA4412     Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  ND0410      Undecided1
  ND0406     Undecided—Humanities Emphasis1
  ND0407     Undecided—Natural Sciences Emphasis1
  ND0408     Undecided—Social Sciences Emphasis1

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

College of Business

  AA5002     Accounting Technology
  BB6121     Accounting
  Analytics and Information Systems
  BB6158     Business Analytics
Management Information Systems
  AA5006     Business Management Technology
  BS5511      Applied Management
  BB6124     Business Economics
  BB6120     Business Prelaw
  BB6156     Entrepreneurship
  BB6122     General Business
  BB6132      International Business
  BB6126     Management and Strategic Leadership
  BB6127     Marketing
  Sports Administration
  ND8840     Presport Management
  BS8167     Sport Management
  ND0610   Undecided

College of Fine Arts

  Art + Design
  BA5149     Art History
  BF5057     Art Therapy
  BF6321      Graphic Design1
  BF5198     Interior Architecture
  BF5202     Interior Architecture Online
  BA5050   BF5051     Studio Art
  BA5150     Dance
  BF5154     Dance—Performance and Choreography
  BF5155     Film
  BA5195     Music
  BM5053      Instrumental Performance
  BM5007     Instrumental Performance Major: Contemporary Music and Digital Instruments
  BM5105     Music Composition
  BM5106     Music Education—Choral Emphasis
  BM5107     Music Education—Instrumental Emphasis
  BM5115     Music Therapy
  BM5102     Organ
  BM5100     Piano
  BM5104     Piano Pedagogy
  ND5117   Premusic
  BM5101     Voice
  BF5048     Theater Performance—Acting2
  BF5049     Theater Performance—Musical Theater2
  BF5158     Playwriting
Production Design and Technology2
Stage Management
  BA5194     Theater
  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

Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
  BS6470     Applied Nutrition
  BS8122     Exercise Physiology3
  BS8171     Exercise Physiology Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration3
  BS6474     Nutrition Science
  ND8839   Preexercise Physiology
  Interdisciplinary Health Studies
  AA5019     Medical Assisting Technology
Integrated Healthcare Studies
HSP-Undec/Integrated Healthcare Studies
  AA2342     Nursing, RN
  BS1221     Nursing, Prelicensure Program
  BS1203      Nursing, RN-to-B.S.N. Program1
  ND1205   Prebaccalaureate Nursing 1
  CTSNLU      School Nurse 1
  Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences2
  BS5327     Communication Sciences and Disorders
  Social and Public Health
  AA5018     Environmental Engineering Technology
  BS6468     Child and Family Studies
  BS8100     Community and Public Health
  BS6260     Environmental Health Science
  BS8119     Health Services Administration
  Social Work
  AA5201     Human Services Technology
  BA6601   BS6605     Social Work4
  ND6603      Presocial Work5
ND0210   Undecided

1 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


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.

  BS1949     Advanced Computing
  BA1934     Anthropology
  BA1935     Art History
  BS1931     Astrophysics
  BS1902     Biological Sciences
  BB1926     Business Administration
  BS1904     Chemistry
  BA1932     Classics
  BS1941     Communication Sciences and Disorders
  BC1918     Communication Studies
  BF1906     Dance Tutorial
  BS1910     Economics
  BS1925     Engineering Physics
  BA1916     English
  BS1901     Environmental and Plant Biology
  BA1942     Environmental Studies
  BF1924     Film Tutorial
  BA1944     Geography
  BS1948     Geological Sciences
  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     General Theater
  BS1946     Translational Health Studies—Applied Nutrition
  BS1947     Translational Health Studies—Exercise Physiology
  BA1945     Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Patton College of Education


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
    BS6397     Physical Science—Chemistry
    BS6396     Physical Science—Physics
    BS6395     Physical Science—Physics and Chemistry
    Counseling and Higher Education
    BS6326     Human Services
    Early Childhood Education
    AA1106      Child Development
    BS6228     Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    ND8929      Pre-Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    Middle Childhood Education
    BS6180     Language Arts and Mathematics
    BS6179     Language Arts and Science
    BS6178     Language Arts and Social Studies
    BS6177     Mathematics and Science
    BS6175     Mathematics and Social Studies
    BS6176     Science and Social Studies
    Multi-age Programs
    BS6232     French
    ND8838   Prephysical Education
    BS6235     Spanish
    Special Education
    BS6316     Mild—Moderate Educational Needs
    BS6317     Moderate Intensive Educational Needs
  Human and Consumer Sciences
    BS6418     Customer Service Leadership
Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership
    BS6370     Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Teaching
    ND8835   Preretail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
    BS6361     Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism
    BS6384      Retail and Fashion Merchandising
  Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
    AA5017     Equine Studies
    BS5512     Recreation and Lifestyle Studies
Outdoor Recreation and Education
    BS8169     Physical Activity and Sport Coaching
    BS8179     Health and Physical Education
    ND8926     Pre-Health and Physical Education
    BS8177     Recreation Management
    ND0810   Undecided

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

  BS7269     Aviation Flight
  AA7268     Aviation Flight Technology
  BS7270     Aviation Management
  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  BS7251     Chemical Engineering
  Civil Engineering
  BS7252     Civil Engineering
  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  BS7260     Computer Science
  BS7253     Electrical Engineering
  BS7254     Electrical Engineering—Computer Engineering Track
  Engineering Technology and Management
  AA5023     Engineering Technolgy
  BS7256     Engineering Technology and Management
  BS7273     Technical Operations Management
  Industrial and Systems Engineering
  BS7255     Industrial and Systems Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering
  BS7274     Energy Engineering
  BS7257     Mechanical Engineering
  ND0910     Undecided

Scripps College of Communication

BC5381     Communication
ND5374   Preapplied Communication
  Communication Studies  
  BC5363     Communication Studies
  BC5364     Communication Studies (for Regional Campus students)
  Emerging Communication Technologies
  BC5329      Information and Telecommunication Systems
  BJ6910     Journalism—Carr Van Anda
  BJ6906     Journalism—News and Information
  BJ6907     Journalism—Strategic Communication
  Media Arts and Studies
  AA5013     Electronic Media
  BC5370     Media Arts and Studies—Games and Animation
  BC5382     Media Arts and Studies—Media Arts Production
  BC5369     Media Arts and Studies—Media and Social Change
  BC5371     Media Arts and Studies—Music Production and Recording Industry
  Visual Communication
  BS6925     Visual Communication—Commercial Photography
  BS6924     Visual Communication—Information Graphics/Publication Design
  BS6923     Visual Communication—Multimedia
  BS6922     Visual Communication—Photojournalism



University College

  Associate in Arts
  AA1114     Arts and Humanities Emphasis
  AA1110     Social Sciences Emphasis
  Associate in Individualized Studies1
  AI5508     Associate in Individualized Studies
  Assocate in Applied Science
  AA5505     Law Enforcement Technology
  Associate in Science
  AS1104     Associate in Science
  Bachelor of Criminal Justice2
  BC2209      Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  ND2210     Prebachelor of Criminal Justice
  Bachelor of Specialized Studies3
  BS1112     Bachelor of Specialized Studies
  ND1112     Prespecialized Studies
  Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
  BT5510     Technical and Applied Studies
  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


The following programs are available on all regional campuses:

  BS5511     Applied Management
  AI5508     Associate in Individualized Studies
  AA1114     Associate of Arts: Arts & Humanities
  AA1110     Associate of Arts: Social Sciences
  AS1104     Associate of Science
  BC5364     Communication Studies
  BC2209     Criminal Justice
  BS8119     Health Services Administration
  BA4211     History
  BS6180     Middle Childhood Language Arts & Mathematics
  BS6179     Middle Childhood Language Arts & Science
  BS6178     Middle Childhood Language Arts & Social Studies
  BS6177     Middle Childhood Mathematics & Science
  BS6175     Middle Childhood Mathematics & Social Studies
  BS6176     Middle Childhood Science & Social Studies
  BS6605     Social Work, BSW
  BS1112     Specialized Studies
  BT5510     Technical & Applied Studies
Chillicothe Campus
  BA2128     Biological Sciences — Human Biology
  AA5006     Business Management Technology
  AA1106     Child Development
  AA5002     Accounting Technology
  AA5018     Environmental Engineering Technology
  AA5201      Human Services Technology
  AA5505     Law Enforcement Technology
  AA5019     Medical Assisting Technology
  BS1221     Nursing, BSN
  AA2342     Nursing, RN
Eastern Campus
  BA2128     Biological Sciences — Human Biology
  BS8122     Exercise Physiology
  BS5512     Sport & Lifestyle Studies
Lancaster Campus
  AA5002     Accounting Technology
  BA2128     Biological Sciences — Human Biology
  AA5006     Business Management Technology
  AA1106     Child Development
  AA5013     Electronic Media
  AA5023     Engineering Technology
  AA5201     Human Services Technology
  AA5505     Law Enforcement Technology
  AA5019     Medical Assisting Technology
  BS5512     Sport & Lifestyle Studies
Southern Campus
  AA5002     Accounting Technology
  AA5006     Business Management Technology
  AA1106     Child Development
  AA5013     Electronic Media
  AA5018     Environmental Engineering Technology
  AA5017     Equine Studies
  AA5201     Human Services Technology
  AA5505     Law Enforcement Technology
  BS1221     Nursing, BSN
  AA2342     Nursing, RN
Zanesville Campus
  BA2128     Biological Sciences — Human Biology
  BS1221     Nursing, BSN
  AA2342     Nursing, RN
  BS5512     Sport & Lifestyle Studies

Minor Codes


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.

  OR6928     Advertising and Public Relations
  OR5826     Aerospace Studies
  OR4903     African American Studies
  OR4252     Anthropology
  OR6360     Applied Nutrition
  ORARTH     Art History
  ORASTR     Astronomy
  OR7270     Aviation Management
  OR2121     Biological Sciences
  ORBSAD      Business
  OR6158     Business Analytics
  OR3311     Chemistry
  OR5214     Classical Civilization
  ORCOED     Coaching Education
  OR5305     Communication Sciences and Disorders
  ORCOMS     Communication Studies
  OR8100     Community and Public Health
  OR7260     Computer Science
  OR5199     Conducting
  OR6183     Customer Service Leadership
  ORDNCH     Dance:History and Theory
  OR5154     Dance: Performance and Choreography
  ORDNCS     Dance: Somatic Studies
  OR4221     Economics
  OR5231     English
  OR6260     Environmental Health Sciences
  OR2120     Environmental and Plant Biology
  ORFILM     Film
  OR6125     Finance
  OR5221     French
  OR4231     Geography
  OR4233     Geography - Meteorology
  OR3321     Geological Sciences
  OR4241     Globalization and Development
  OR5212     Greek
  OR5380     Health Services Administration
  OR4211     History
  OR5329     Information and Telecommunication Systems
  ORIART     Interdisciplinary Arts
  ORJAPN     Japanese
  ORJAZZ     Jazz Studies
  OR6906     Journalism
  OR5211     Latin
  OR5290     Linguistics
  OR6127     Marketing
  OR3101     Mathematics
  OR5825     Military Science
  ORMUSI     Music
  OR8156     Outdoor Recreation and Education
  OR4415     Paleontology
  OR5241     Philosophy
  OR3331     Physics
  OR4201     Political Science
  OR4101     Psychology
  OR8109     Recreation Management
  OR5215      Religious Studies
  OR6380     Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
  OR5375     Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling
  OR6602     Social Service
  OR4251     Sociology
  OR5225     Spanish
  OR6117     Sport Management
  OR5168     Stage Management
  ORSART     Studio Art
  ORTHAR     Theater
  ORTHAR     Urban Planning and Sustainability

Certificate Codes


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, 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.

  CTAMMU     Actor Musicianship — Music Focus
  CTAMTU     Actor Musicianship — Theater Focus
  CTAFMD     African Culture Through Music and Dance
  CTAFRI     African Studies
  CTAPSU     Appalachian Studies
  CTASIA     Asian Studies
  CTBINU     Bioinformatics
  CTCNST     Construction Management
  CTCRCU     Consumer Research
  CTCCBU       Craft Brewing
  CTDPCU     Dance Production
  CTDIAB     Diabetes
  CTDIVU     Diversity Studies
  CTEAST      East Asian Studies
  CTECTO     Ecotourism
  CTENTR     Entrepreneurship
  CTESRC     Environmental Studies, Sustainability, and Resilience
  CTESCU     Esport
  CTEURO     European Studies
  CTEXPE     Experimental Study of Language
  CTFEMU     Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management
  CTFIPL     Financial Planning
  CTFSCU     Food and Society
  CTFFSU     French and Francophone Studies
  CTGISU     Geographic Information Science
  CTGERO     Gerontology
  CTGLHL     Global Health
  CTGLCU     Global Leadership
  CTGSCU     German Studies
  CTHRMU     Human Resource Management
  CTIBUS     International Business
  CTISLM     Islamic Studies
  CTITAL     Italian Studies
  CTJWST     Jewish Studies
  CTLAMS     Latin American Studies
  CTLJCU     Law, Justice, and Culture
  CTLSSC     Lean Six Sigma
  CTLSSM     Lean Six Sigma Methods
  CTWGSQ     LGBTQ Studies
  CTMENA     Middle East and North Africa Studies
  CTMUSE     Museum Studies
  CTPAHW     Performing Arts Health and Wellness
  CTPCCU      Podcasting
  CTPOLC     Political Communication
  CTPDRU      Professional Deaf Resources Liaison Certificate
  CTPMCU     Project Management
  CTSALE     Sales
  CTSNLU     School Nurse
  CTSOME     Social Media
  CTSEAS     Southeast Asian Studies
  CTSPNU     Sports Nutrition
  CTLEAD     Strategic Leadership
  CTSCMU     Supply Chain Management
  CTTPMC     Technical Project Management
  CTTECH     Technology and Society
  CTWARU     War and Peace Studies
  CTWLTH     Wealth and Poverty
  CTWGSS     Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  CTWHSU     Workplace Health and Safety
  CTWRIT     Writing