Apr 18, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

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

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 eLearning OHIO, 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. An minimum of 120 hours are needed to meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. In addition to the 36-38 hours of major requirements, the student should expect to spend up to 18 hours meeting general education requirements and prerequisites. Individual requirements may vary depending upon the student’s previous coursework. The remaining 4-12 hours are elective. Of the 36-38 hours of major requirements, a minimum of 30 hours must be taken at the upper (3000 and 4000) level. A course may not count for two requirements within the major. (See also, “Graduation Requirements - University wide.”) Consultation with an academic advisor is highly recommended.

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 required and a grade of a C or better in TAS 3010, TAS 3210, and TAS 4510.

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 degree field.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The professional skills developed in this program should enable students to advance in their chosen careers. They may also pursue graduate studies in a relevant field.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to conduct a research project through the development of a research proposal that begins in TAS 3010, continues in TAS 3210, and is finalized and presented in TAS 4510.
  • Integrate critical skills necessary for the interpretation of research results
  • Analyze leadership and workplace effectiveness theories for real world implications
  • Identify sources of information available in finding a professional career
  • Interact with others regarding professional attitudes and behaviors
  • Value the opportunities a bachelor’s degree provides



Universitywide Graduation Requirements

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

Professional Skills

Complete the following courses:

Cultural, Political, and Social Issues

Complete four courses, with at least one course in each of the following three groups:

Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Organization

Complete the following course:

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