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  • Bachelor of Science Degree 

    Adult & Continuing Education Program

    Students are to complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time they enroll at Ohio Dominican University unless they change their academic major. When students change their major, they must complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time of the major change.

    1. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework and other required activities.
    2. Attainment of an overall GPA of 2.000.
    3. Attainment of a GPA of 2.000 in major program requirements. 
    4. Completion of an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. Application forms are available through ODU Online.
    5. Payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, residence hall fines, and other financial obligations.
    6. Completion of a minimum of 124 semester credits of which at least 32 of the last 60 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
    7. Completion of at least 12 credits in the major at Ohio Dominican University.
    8. Completion of the Core Curriculum Fundamentals, Core Seminars, Disciplinary Studies Requirements, and specific requirements of the major program.
    9. No more than eight semester credits of English as a Second Language may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs.
    10. No more than four physical education activity credits (PEH 100) may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs. 

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

    Course and Disciplines Credits

    Core Curriculum Fundamentals 

    ENG 101L Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 4
    ENG 102L Scholarly Adventures: Researched Writing 4
    MTH 115L Survey of Mathematical Foundations (or higher level Math course) 4

    Core Seminars 

    Freshman Seminar - CORE: What is Human Nature? 4
    Sophomore Seminar - CORE: What is the Common Good? (4)
    Junior Seminar - CORE: What is Justice? (4)
    Senior Seminar - CORE: What Truths have we Learned? (4)

    Either or both of the Sophomore and Junior Seminars may satisfy area studies and/or major requirements. The Sophomore and Junior Seminars must be selected from different academic disciplines. The Senior Seminar is the capstone course for the major. Transfer students, readmitted students, and students changing major programs will enter the series of seminars at the appropriate tier based on the number of credits transferred or completed:


    Number of Transfer Credits  Seminar Entry Point 
    17 or less Freshman
    18-49 Sophomore
    50 or more Junior



    Please refer to Core Seminars for more information.


    Disciplinary Studies Requirements 

    Philosophy and Theology
    Six semester credits in philosophy and six semester credits in theology with at least one course in each area at the 200 level or higher. PHL 101 does not fulfill any part of the philosophy requirement in the core curriculum.


    Language Studies: LNG 242L Cross Cultural Communication (4)

    Arts and Ideas:

        ART 279AL Global Community in Art (4)

        HST 379AL Justice, Rights, Liberty (4)

        ENG 213L Literary Discourse (4)

    Natural Science  4
    Social and Behavioral Science
    For students majoring in disciplines outside the social and behavioral sciences, courses must be selected from two different disciplines. Courses that fulfill this requirement are those courses offered in criminal justice, economics, geography, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. For students majoring in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as economics, courses must be selected from two different disciplines, which are not the discipline of the major. 
    Within the core curriculum, three semester hours must address diversity, global or multicultural issues. See the course listings for the courses meeting this requirement.  (4)
    Minimum major specific requirements
    See your program of interest for specific requirements