B.S. Degree Requirements

These are the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) at Ohio Dominican University. 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.

 General Undergraduate Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework and other requirement activities.
  • 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.

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits of which at least 30 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:
    1. Core Curriculum Fundamentals
    2. Core Seminars
    3. Disciplinary Studies Requirements
    4. 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. 

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

Course Requirements

Course & Disciplines Credits
Core Curriculum Fundamentals 
ENG 110 - College Writing I 3
ENG 111 - College Writing II 3
MTH 121 - Math for the Liberal Arts or Higher level mathematics course (except MTH 185) The mathematics course and/or level may be determined by a student's major program.  3
CORE Seminars 
Freshman Seminar - CORE: What is Human Nature?  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
Language Studies - One course (3 credits) selected from:
Foreign Language at the 111-level or above
LNG 242L Cross Cultural Communication
LNG 201 Introduction to Linguistics

Art & Ideas - Three semester credits chosen from each area listed below:
Art (ART) / Design (DSN) / Music (MUS) / Theatre (THR) - 3
History (HST) - 3
Literature (ENG) - 3

Natural Sciences 
Choose from the following disciplines: Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Environmental Studies and Science (ENV), Physics (PHY), or Science (SCI).
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.
Within the core curriculum, three semester hours must address diversity, global or multicultural issues. See the course listings for courses that meet this requirement. (3)
Minimum Major Specific Requirements

See your program of interest for specific requirements
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