Ohio University

Technical & Applied Studies

Bachelor Technical Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (B.T.A.S.) is primarily intended for students who have already completed an applied associate degree 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.


Freshman/Sophomore Year

Complete a two-year degree OR complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.


Junior/Senior Year

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.


For More Information Contact:­

Kim Keffer, Ph.D.

Technical and Applied Studies





Program Learning Outcomes for Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies


Minimum Semester Credit Hours: 120

Complete the following courses:
TAS 3010: Introduction to Technical and Applied Studies (3 hrs)

TAS 3210: Research for Technical and Applied Studies (3 hrs)

Complete one of the following courses:
COMS 2040: Principles and Techniques of Interviewing (3 hrs)

COMS 2050: Techniques of Group Discussion (3 hrs)

COMS 2060: Communication in Interpersonal Relationships (3 hrs)

EDCE 4100: Human Relations (2 hrs)
EDCE 4400: Foundations in Group Dynamics (2 hrs)

JOUR 2500: Introduction to Strategic Communication (3 hrs)

PSY 2110: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4 hrs)

Cultural, Political, and Social Issues
Complete four courses, with at least one course in each of the following three groups:­


Cultural Issues­

BUSL 2000: Law and Society (3 hrs)
COMS 4100: Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs)

ECON 3400: International Trade (3 hrs)

ECON 3500: Development Economics (3 hrs)

GEOG 3200: American Ethnic Geography (3 hrs)

PHIL 3300: Ethics (3 hrs)
PSY 2310: Cognitive Psychology (3 hrs)

PSY 3440: Psychology of Gender (3 hrs)

SOC 3290: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 hrs)

SW 3213: Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hrs)


Political Issues
ECON 3200: Labor Economics (3 hrs)

GEOG 3250: Political Geography (3 hrs)

PHIL 2400: Social and Political Philosophy (3 hrs)

POLS 4880: Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution (3 hrs)

SOC 2600: Criminal Justice (3 hrs)

SOC 3310: Class and Inequality (3 hrs)

SOC 3630: Juvenile Delinquency (3 hrs)

SW 3293: Aging in American Society (3 hrs)


Social Issues
CFS 3800: Death, Dying and Bereavement (3 hrs)

ECON 3040: Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hrs)

GEOL 2150: Environmental Geology (3 hrs)

HIST 3150: Survey of African American History (3 hrs)

MGT 3300: Human Resource Management (3 hrs)

PHIL 2350: Business Ethics (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs)

PSY 2510: Social Psychology (3 hrs)

PSY 2710: Abnormal Psychology (3 hrs)

PSY 3520: Social Psychology of Justice (3 hrs)
SOC 3090: Sociology of Appalachia (3 hrs)


Complete one of the following courses:
AAS 2540: History of Injustice in the United States (3 hrs)

COMS 3060: Interpersonal Conflict Management (3 hrs)

EDCE 4100: Human Relations (2 hrs)

PSY 2720: Psychology of Personality (3 hrs)
PSY 3610: Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 hrs)

SOC 2610: Deviant Behavior (3 hrs)

SOC 3400: Population and Society (3 hrs)

SOC 3650: Sociology of Mental Illness (3 hrs)
SW 3213: Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hrs)

SW 3263: Chemical Dependency (3 hrs)

SW 3273: Mental Health and Social Work (3 hrs)


Complete one of the following courses:
AAS 3410: African American Personality (3 hrs)

AAS 3450: The Black Woman (3 hrs)

COMS 4060: Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs)

COMS 4110: Communicating with People with Disabilities (3 hrs)

COMS 4200: Gender and Communication (3 hrs)

PSY 2510: Social Psychology (3 hrs)

PSY 3420: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3 hrs)

SW 3233: Counseling Older Adults (3 hrs)

WGS 3500: Feminist Theory (3 hrs)