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

Artificial Intelligence Major (B.S.)


Major code BS7477

Russ College of Engineering and Technology   
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science    
329 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1568
www.ohio.edu/engineering/eecs

Avinash Karanth, contact person
karanth@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) trains students in the emerging computer science discipline of AI, machine learning and deep learning. AI, or machine intelligence, is concerned with AI theory and algorithms for learning, data analysis, optimization and decision making that can be applied to several applications. Students receive in-depth training and knowledge to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions for complex inputs such as vision, language and databases. The curriculum includes artificial intelligence topics such as knowledge representation, heuristic search, automated problem solving, decision making, machine learning, deep learning, and appropriate computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering topics. Students gain practical experience in AI through a core of AI-related coursework that builds depth while exposing students to the various aspects of the discipline. Students complete an AI capstone project in their final year of the program. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

To best prepare for the demands of the academic programs in Russ College, incoming freshmen are expected to have four years of college preparatory math, as well as either one year of chemistry or one year of physics. Students ranked in the top 30 percent of their classes who score at least 24 on the ACT or comparable on the SAT are most likely to be successful in Russ College of Engineering and Technology.  

Change of Program Policy

Students who wish to transfer into an engineering or computer science program must have earned a C or better in a math course and a science course. The math course must be equivalent to MATH 1200  or higher. The science course must be equivalent to CHEM 1210  or higher, or PHYS 2051 /PHYS 2054  & PHYS 2055  or higher. Students enrolled at any Ohio University campus who wish to transfer into any program in the Russ College cannot do so if they would be on academic probation after transferring into that major. The probation rules for Russ College are stricter than those for the University as a whole. In order not to be on probation, a student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses taken, for all courses taken in the Russ College, and for all courses taken in the intended major. Students must also have successfully completed all required courses in three attempts and have no required course they have attempted twice without success. For some courses, success means a grade of at least a C or C-.

External Transfer Admission

Transfer students who have earned fewer than 20 semester hours of credit at another accredited collegiate institution may be admitted directly to an engineering or computer science program, if they meet the general requirements for admission to Ohio University and have completed four years of college-prep math and one year each of chemistry or physics. While test scores are not required, students who have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or comparable on the SAT are most likely to be successful in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Transfer students who have earned more than 20 semester hours of credit at another accredited collegiate institution may be admitted directly to an engineering or computer science program, if they meet the general requirements for transfer students, including a GPA greater than 2.5. Students who wish to transfer into an engineering or computer science program must have earned a C or better in a math course and a science course. The math course must be equivalent to MATH 1200  or higher. The science course must be equivalent to CHEM 1210  or higher, or PHYS 2051 /PHYS 2054  & PHYS 2055  or higher.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates of the bachelor of science degree program in artificial intelligence will have similar employment opportunities available to them as students who have graduated from the computer science major, such as roles in business, industry, government, or higher education in addition to jobs in the computer and software industry. In addition to these opportunities, graduates of this program will be prepared to enter the workforce as practicing AI engineering. Beyond direct employment possibilities, graduates of the bachelor’s program will be well-prepared to enter into graduate programs - either at Ohio University or elsewhere. 

Undergraduate students in the artificial intelligence major are encouraged to participate in available research opportunities. The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science receives significant research support from industrial and governmental agencies. A number of undergraduate students participate in these sponsored research projects each year.

Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

Major Grade Requirement


Note - a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) or better is required overall for major courses. This includes any courses with the AI, CS, EE, or SEC prefix used to fulfill a major requirement.

College-Level Requirements for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology


View the College-Level Requirements for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology .

Core Curriculum


Complete the following course:

Ethics and Society


Complete the following courses:

Psychology


Complete the following course:

Laboratory Science Requirement


Complete one of the following laboratory science sequences:

Electrical Engineering Core


Complete the following courses:

Artificial Intelligence Core


Complete the following courses:

Artificial Intelligence Capstone


Complete the following courses:

Technical Elective


Complete four courses from the following: