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These are the requirements for the degree programs through ODU's 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.

Associate of Science Degree


To earn the Associate of Science degree, students must complete of a minimum of 60 semester credits, of which at least 24 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
  • Degree Requirements
    To earn an Associate of Science degree, student must satisfactorily complete all required coursework and other requirement activities.
    • Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits, of which at least 24 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
    • Completion of at least 12 credits in the major at Ohio Dominican University.
    • Completion of:

      ENG 110 - College Writing I
      3 credits
      CORE 179 - CORE: What Does it Mean to be Human?  3 credits
      CORE 279 - CORE: What is the Common Good? 3 credits 
      and all other requirements specified in their chosen major program.
      Note: Credits earned toward an associate's degree may be applied to a bachelor's degree. Two semesters of enrollment must occur between the awarding of an associate's and a bachelor's degree.
    • No more than eight semester credits of English as a Second Language may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the associate degree programs.
    • No more than four physical education activity credits (EXSC 100) may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the associate degree programs. 
    • Attainment of an overall GPA of 2.000 or 2.75 depending on the academic program.
    • Attainment of a GPA of 2.000 or 2.75 in major program requirements. GPA required depends on major program.
    • Completion of an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
    • Payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, residence hall fines, and other financial obligations.

Bachelor of Science Degree

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete of a minimum of 120 semester credits, of which at least 32 of the last 60 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.

  • Undergraduate Degree Requirements
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, student must satisfactorily complete all required coursework and other requirement activities.
    • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits for students enrolled in the Adult & Continuing Education program of which at least 32 of the last 60 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
    • Completion of either 50% of the credit hours within the major or no less than 15 credits* at Ohio Dominican University.
    • Completion of the:
         a. Core Curriculum Fundamentals
         b. Core Seminars   
         c. Disciplinary Studies Requirements
         d. Specific requirements of the major program as listed in this section of the catalog.
    • 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.
    • No more than four physical education activity credits (EXSC 100) may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs. 
    • Attainment of an overall GPA of 2.000 or 2.75 depending on the academic program.
    • Attainment of a GPA of 2.000 or 2.75 in major program requirements. GPA required depends on major program.
    • Completion of an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
    • Payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, residence hall fines, and other financial obligations.

    *Students must complete at least 9 credits in any discipline in the Division of Business that requires the business core.

  • Courses & Disciplines
    Course & Disciplines Credits
    Core Curriculum Fundamentals 
    ENG 110 - College Writing I 3
    ENG 111 - College Writing II 3
    MTH 121 - Math for Liberal Arts or higher level mathematics course (except MTH 185). 3
     
    CORE Seminars 
    Freshman Seminar - CORE: What Does it Mean to be Human?  3
    Sophomore Seminar - CORE: What is the Common Good?   (3)
    Junior Seminar - CORE: What is Justice?  (3)
    Senior Seminar - CORE: What Truths Have We Learned?   (3)
    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
     
    Disciplinary Studies Requirements
    Philosophy & 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.
    12
    Arts 
    Language Studies - One course (3 credits) selected from:
      Foreign Language at the 111-level or above
      LNG 242 Cross Cultural Communication
      LNG 201 Introduction to Linguistics 
    Art & Ideas - Three courses (9 credits total), one from each area of these areas:
       Art/Design/Music/Theatre (ART/DSN/MUS/THR)
       History (HST)
       Literature (ENG)
    12
    Natural Sciences 
    Choose from the following disciplines: Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Environmental Studies and Science (ENV), Physics (PHY) or Science (SCI).
    3
    Social & 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 (CRJ), economics (ECN), geography (GEO), political science (POL), psychology (PSY), social work (SWK) and sociology (SOC).

    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.
    6
     
    Within the core curriculum, three semester hours must address diversity, global or multicultural issues. See the course descriptions for courses that meet this requirement. (3)
     
    Minimum Major Specific Requirements
      

    See your program of interest for specific requirements
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