Jul 03, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23

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 Sciences 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 - Non-degree program

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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  - Pre-Physical Therapy
  • BS2127  - Pre-Professional Program
  • BS2522  - Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Classics and Religious Studies

  • BA5214  - Classical Civilization
  • BA5217  - Classical Languages
  • BA5215  - World Religions

Economics

English

  • BA5232  - English - Creative Writing
  • BA5223  - English - Literature, Culture, and Writing

Environmental and Plant Biology

  • BA2110  - Applied Plant Biology
  • BS2120  - Environmental and Plant Biology
  • BS2109  - Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • BA2119  - Field Ecology

Geography

  • BS3339  - Broadcast Meteorology
  • BS4240  - Environmental Pre-Law
  • BS4231  - Geography
  • BA4231  - Geography
  • BS4232  - Geography - Environmental Geography
  • BS4235  - Geography - Geographic Information Science
  • BA4241  - Globalization and Development
  • BS4238  - Meteorology
  • BS4242  - Urban Planning and Sustainability

Geological Sciences

  • BS5025  - Environmental Water Resources
  • BS3321  - Geological Sciences
  • BA3321  - Geological Sciences

History

Linguistics

Mathematics

  • BS3101  - Mathematics
  • BA3101  - Mathematics
  • BS3105  - Mathematics - Actuarial Science
  • BS3103  - Mathematics - Applied
  • BS3106  - Mathematics - Mathematical Statistics Track

Modern Languages

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • BA4412  - Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Undecided

  • 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.

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College of Business

Accounting

Analytics and Information Systems

  • BB6158  - Business Analytics
  • BB6137  - Management Information Systems

Finance

Management

  • AA5006  - Business Management Technology
  • BS6108  - Business Studies
  • BB6124  - Business Economics
  • BB6120  - Business Pre-Law
  • BB6156  - Entrepreneurship
  • BB6122  - General Business
  • BB6132  - International Business
  • BB5026  - Strategic Leadership and Management

Marketing

Sports Administration

  • ND8840  - Pre-Sport Management
  • BS8167  - Sport Management

Undecided

  • ND0610 - Undecided

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College of Fine Arts

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.

Art + Design

Dance

  • BA5150  - Dance
  • BF5154  - Dance - Performance and Choreography

Film

Music

  • BM5053  - Instrumental Performance
  • BM5007  - Instrumental Performance Major: Contemporary Music and Digital Instruments
  • BA5195  - Music
  • BM5105  - Music Composition
  • BM5106  - Music Education - Choral Emphasis
  • BM5107  - Music Education - Instrumental Emphasis
  • BM5115  - Music Therapy
  • BM5102  - Organ
  • BM5100  - Piano
  • BM5104  - Piano Pedagogy
  • ND5117 - Pre-Music
  • BM5101  - Voice

Theater

  • BF5158  - Playwriting
  • BF5162  - Production Design and Technology²
  • BF5168  - Stage Management
  • BA5194  - Theater
  • BF5048  - Theater Performance - Acting²
  • BF5049  - Theater Performance - Musical Theater²

Nondegree

  • ND9917 - Non-degree

1 Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Art major.

2 Not open to freshmen; apply initially as a General Theater major.

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College of Health Sciences and Professions

Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

  • BS6470  - Applied Nutrition
  • BS8122  - Exercise Physiology³
  • BS8178  - Exercise Physiology - Pre-Athletic Training Concentration³
  • BS8171  - Exercise Physiology - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration³
  • BS6474  - Nutrition Science

Interdisciplinary Health Studies

  • AA5019  - Medical Assisting Technology
  • BS6357  - Integrated Healthcare Studies
  • ND6357 - HSP - Undecided/Integrated Healthcare Studies

Nursing

  • AA2342  - Nursing, R.N.
  • BS1221  - Nursing, Pre-licensure Program
  • BS1203  - Nursing, R.N.-to-B.S.N. Program¹
  • ND1205 - Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing¹

Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences²

  • BS5327  - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Social and Public Health

  • BS6468  - Child and Family Studies
  • BS8100  - Community and Public Health
  • AA5018  - Environmental Engineering Technology
  • BS6260  - Environmental Health Science
  • BS8119  - Health Services Administration

Social Work

Undecided

  • 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.

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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.

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Patton College of Education

Counseling and Higher Education

Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences

  • BS6418  - Customer Service Leadership
  • AA5017  - Equine Studies
  • BS6375  - Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Community Leadership
  • BS6370  - Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Teaching
  • BS8179  - Health and Physical Education
  • BS6184  - Hospitality Management
  • BS8176  - Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • BS8169  - Physical Activity and Sport Coaching
  • ND8926  - Pre-Health and Physical Education
  • BS8177  - Recreation Management
  • BS6361  - Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism
  • BS6384  - Retail and Fashion Merchandising
  • BS5512  - Sport and Lifestyle Studies

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

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

  • BS5012  - French Education
  • BS5024  - Spanish Education

Special Education

  • BS6316  - Mild to Moderate Educational Needs
  • BS6317  - Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs

Undecided

  • ND0810 - Undecided

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Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Aviation

  • 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
  • AA5011  - Computer Technology
  • BS7253  - Electrical Engineering
  • BS7254  - Electrical Engineering - Computer Engineering Track

Engineering Technology and Management

  • AA5023  - Engineering Technology
  • 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

Undecided

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Scripps College of Communication

Communication Studies

  • BC5363  - Communication Studies
  • BC5364  - Communication Studies (for Regional Campus students)

Emerging Communication Technologies

  • BC5329  - Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • BC5383  - Information and Telecommunication Systems, ECT (VR/AR) Track
  • BC5384  - Virtual Reality and Game Development

Journalism

  • BJ6910  - Journalism - Carr Van Anda
  • BJ6906  - Journalism - News and Information
  • BJ6907  - Journalism - Strategic Communication

Media Arts and Studies

  • AA5013  - Electronic Media
  • BC5386  - Media Arts and Studies - 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

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University College

Associate in Arts

  • AA1114  - Arts and Humanities Emphasis
  • AA1110  - Social Sciences Emphasis

Associate in Individualized Studies¹

  • AI5508  - Associate in Individualized Studies

Associate in Applied Science

  • AA5505  - Law Enforcement Technology

Associate in Science

  • AS1104  - Associate in Science

Associate in Technical Study

  • AS5513  - Associate in Technical Study
  • AS5514  - Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology
  • AS5515  - Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology
  • AS5516  - Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology
  • AS5517  - Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology
  • AS5518  - Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology

Bachelor of Criminal Justice²

  • BC2209  - Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • ND2210  - Pre-Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Specialized Studies³

  • BS1112  - Bachelor of Specialized Studies
  • ND1112  - Pre-Specialized Studies

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

  • BT5510  - Technical and Applied Studies

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.

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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

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Regional Higher Education

The following programs are available on all regional campuses:

  • AA5508  - Associate in Individualized Studies
  • AA1114  - Associate of Arts: Arts & Humanities
  • AA1110  - Associate of Arts: Social Sciences
  • AS1104  - Associate of Science
  • BS6109  - Business Studies
  • BC5364  - Communication Studies
  • BC2209  - Criminal Justice
  • BS6228  - Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • 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
  • BA6601  - Social Work
  • BS6605  - Social Work, BSW
  • BS1112  - Specialized Studies
  • BT5510  - Technical & Applied Studies

Chillicothe Campus

  • AA5002  - Accounting Technology
  • AS5513  - Associate of Technical Study
  • AS5514  - Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology
  • AS5515  - Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology
  • AS5516  - Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology
  • AS5517  - Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology
  • AS5518  - Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology
  • BA2128  - Biological Sciences - Human Biology
  • AA5006  - Business Management Technology
  • AA1106  - Child Development
  • AA5011  - Computer 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
  • AS5513  - Associate of Technical Study
  • AS5514  - Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology
  • AS5515  - Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology
  • AS5516  - Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology
  • AS5517  - Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology
  • AS5518  - Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology
  • BA2128  - Biological Sciences - Human Biology
  • AA5006  - Business Management Technology
  • AA1106  - Child Development
  • AA5011  - Computer Technology
  • AA5013  - Electronic Media
  • AA5023  - Engineering Technology
  • AA5201  - Human Services Technology
  • AA5505  - Law Enforcement Technology
  • AA5019  - Medical Assisting Technology
  • BS5512  - Sport and Lifestyle Studies

Southern Campus

  • AA5002  - Accounting Technology
  • AS5513  - Associate of Technical Study
  • AS5514  - Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology
  • AS5515  - Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology
  • AS5516  - Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology
  • AS5517  - Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology
  • AS5518  - Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology
  • AA5006  - Business Management Technology
  • AA1106  - Child Development
  • AA5011  - Computer Technology
  • AA5013  - Electronic Media
  • AA5018  - Environmental Engineering Technology
  • AA5017  - Equine Studies
  • AA5201  - Human Services Technology
  • AA5505  - Law Enforcement Technology
  • AA5019  - Medical Assisting Technology
  • BS1221  - Nursing, BSN
  • AA2342  - Nursing, RN

Zanesville Campus

  • BA2128  - Biological Sciences - Human Biology
  • BS1221  - Nursing, BSN
  • AA2342  - Nursing, RN
  • BS5512  - Sport & Lifestyle Studies

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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
  • OR3326  - Environmental Geoscience
  • OR6260  - Environmental Health Science
  • OR2120  - Environmental and Plant Biology
  • ORFILM  - Film
  • OR6125  - Finance
  • OR5221  - French
  • OR4231  - Geography
  • OR4241  - Geography - Globalization and Development
  • OR4233  - Geography - Meteorology
  • OR4242  - Geography - Urban Planning and Sustainability
  • OR3321  - Geological Sciences
  • OR5222  - German
  • OR5212  - Greek
  • OR5380  - Health Services Administration
  • OR4211  - History
  • OR7475  - Industrial Engineering
  • OR5329  - Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • ORIART  - Interdisciplinary Arts
  • ORJAPN  - Japanese
  • ORJAZZ  - Jazz Studies
  • OR6906  - Journalism
  • OR5211  - Latin
  • OR5290  - Linguistics
  • OR6127  - Marketing
  • OR3101  - Mathematics
  • OR5285  - Military Science
  • ORMUSI  - Music
  • OR8156  - Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • OR4415  - Paleontology
  • OR5241  - Philosophy
  • OR3331  - Physics
  • OR4201  - Political Science
  • OR4101  - Psychology
  • OR8109  - Recreation Management
  • OR6384  - Retail and Fashion Merchandising
  • OR5375  - Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling
  • OR6602  - Social Service
  • OR4251  - Sociology
  • OR5225  - Spanish
  • OR6117  - Sport Management
  • OR5168  - Stage Management
  • ORSART  - Studio Art
  • ORTHAR  - Theater
  • OR5215  - World Religions

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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
  • CTBFSU  - Banking and Financial Services
  • CTBINU  - Bioinformatics
  • CTBMAU  - Biomedical Arts
  • CTCSMU  - Business Cybersecurity Management
  • CTBERU  - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 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  - Esports
  • CTEURO  - European Studies
  • CTEXPE  - Experimental Study of Language
  • CTFEMU  - Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management
  • CTFPCU  - Financial Programming
  • CTFSCU  - Food and Society
  • CTFSTC  - Forensics Studies
  • CTGISU  - Geographic Information Science
  • CTGSCU  - German Studies
  • CTGERO  - Gerontology
  • CTGLHL  - Global Health
  • CTGLCU  - Global Leadership
  • CTHRMU  - Human Resource Management
  • CTIBUS  - International Business
  • CTIPCU  - Interprofessional Care
  • 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
  • CTMCCU  - Music Composition Certificate
  • 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

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