Applied Bachelor's Degrees

Applied Bachelor's Degree Programs

Purpose: Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3333.051, enacted pursuant to Amended Substitute House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly, directed the Chancellor of higher education to establish a program under which community colleges, state community colleges, and technical colleges may apply to offer applied bachelor’s degrees. The Chancellor has established the program and is now accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Previous requests from Ohio’s community, state community and technical colleges interested in offering applied bachelor’s degrees can be found here.

Questions and completed applications can be emailed to


Program Submissions

The program(s) below were found to be consistent with the minimum requirements identified in ORC 3333.051:

All previously submitted programs have moved to the next stage of the process. 


Programs Approved to Move Forward

Central Ohio Technical College Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology Mar 3, 2021 - 3:30pm
Clark State College Bachelor of Applied Science in Addictions and Integrated Treatment Services Apr 2, 2021 - 9:00am
Lorain County Community College Bachelor of Applied Science in Smart Industrial Automated Systems Engineering Technology Jul 27, 2021 - 8:00am