Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Pre-Specialized Studies


Major Code ND1112

University College 
Chubb Hall 140
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1935
university.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/university-college/bachelor-specialized-studies

Julie Cohara, Director of Degree Programs
cohara@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Pre-Specialized Studies program designates students who intend to declare the Bachelor’s program in Specialized Studies major code (BI1118 ), but who have not yet satisfied the admissions requirements. The Specialized Studies program affords undergraduate students at Ohio University the opportunity to design a degree program that is uniquely their own. Students work with faculty and staff to create an area of concentration, which stands as the equivalent of an established major. The program permits you to combine available curricula to create a unique field of study.

Students may submit proposals for faculty review at any time. Rolling admission periods begin the first week of fall and spring terms through the 11th week of the semester. Residency deadlines for a term require an advisor-approved, faculty-partner approved, and completed proposal with formal checklist. This completed proposal must be submitted for admission to the Specialized Studies program no later than one month and a day prior to the commencement for that term during week 11. Alternately, students may develop their proposal in the UC 2610  course.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

New students may enter OHIO as a Pre-Specialized Studies (ND1112) major. Once attending, new pre-Specialized Studies first-year students are encouraged to become oriented to the program and regularly meet with their advisor to develop their proposal throughout their first year OR may enroll in UC 2610 - General Studies Seminar  to develop their proposal.

Change of Program Policy

OHIO students may declare a Pre-Specialized Studies (ND1112) major after attending an orientation meeting with a Specialized Studies advisor OR may enroll in UC 2610 - General Studies Seminar  to develop their proposal.

External Transfer Admission

Transfer students must meet University admission requirements. They may enter OHIO as a Pre-Specialized Studies (ND1112) major. They will need to attend an orientation meeting with a Specialized Studies advisor OR may enroll in UC 2610 - General Studies Seminar  to develop their proposal.

Opportunities Upon Graduation 

Students will not graduate with the Pre-Specialized Studies major code. Rather this pre-major code will designate students who intend to declare the well-established Specialized Studies major but have not completed the admissions requirements.