Pathway Agreements

The Ohio State University has developed articulated program pathways with a number of Ohio community colleges and technical institutions. These pathways are designed to provide students the ability to transfer credits efficiently and seamlessly, to complete a bachelor's degree in an aligned discipline.

Most of the agreements below enable students to complete the first two years of requirements for a particular major (and earn an associate's degree), and transfer to Ohio State to complete the bachelor's degree.

All but one of the variations of the pathways leads to completion of an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree.

1 + 3 = Year 1 at the community college; years 2, 3, and 4 at Ohio State
2 + 2 = Years 1 and 2 at the community college; years 3 and 4 at Ohio State
2 + 3 = Years 1 and 2 at the community college; years 2, 3, and 4 at Ohio State
2.5 + 2 = Years 1 and 2 plus an additional semester at the community college; years 3 and 4 at Ohio State

The 1 + 1 pathway in Child and Youth Studies (year 1 at the community college; year 2 at Ohio State) leads to an associate's degree at Ohio State.

Pathways

    Central Ohio Technical College
  • Ohio State Program Community College Degree / Program Ohio State Degree Pathway
    Agriculture (Culinary Science) Associate of Applied Science - Culinary Science Technology Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2

     

  • Columbus State Community College
  • Ohio State Program Community College Degree/Program Ohio State Degree Pathway
    Actuarial Science Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    African and African-American Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Agriscience Education) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Agricultural Education) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Agribusiness & Applied Economics) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Community & Extension Education) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Community Leadership) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Entomology - Applied Pest Management) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Food Business Management) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Meat Science) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Plant Health Management) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Plant Pathology) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Sustainable Plant Systems - Agronomy) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Sustainable Plant Systems - Horticulture) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Agriculture (Sustainable Plant Systems - Turfgrass Science) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2 + 2
    Architecture Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Architecture 2 + 2
    Anthropology Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Anthropological Sciences Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Arts Management Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Atmospheric Sciences Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Biology Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Business Administration Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1 + 3
    Business Administration Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 2 + 3
    Child and Youth Studies Not Applicable Associate of Arts 1 + 1
    City and Regional Planning Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning 2 + 2
    Classics Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Communication (Analysis & Practice) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Communication (New Media & Communication Technology) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Communication (Strategic Communication) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Criminology Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science - Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 2.5 + 2
    Earth Sciences (Geological Sciences) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Economics Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Economics Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Education (Child and Youth Studies) Associate of Applied Arts (Early Childhood Development and Education) Bachelor of Science in Education 2 + 2
    Education (Physical Ed., Sport, & Physical Activity - Physical Activity & Coaching Specialist) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Education 2 + 2
    Education (Physical Ed., Sport, & Physical Activity - Physical Ed. Teacher Education) Associate of Applied Science / Sports and Exercise Students - Physical Ed. Bachelor of Science in Education 2 + 2
    Education (Technical Education & Training - Business Education Licensure) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Education 2 + 2
    Education (Technical Education & Training - Family and Consumer Sciences Education) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Education 2 + 2
    English Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Evolution and Ecology Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Film Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    French Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Geography (Climatic Studies) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Geography (Physical Geography) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Geography (Environment & Society) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Geography (Urban, Regional, & Global Studies) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Geography (Spatial Analysis) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Geographic Information Science Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    German Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Associate of Medical Laboratory Technology Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 2 + 2
    History of Art Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    History Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    International Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Journalism / Public Affairs Journalism Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Landscape Architecture Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture 2 + 2
    Linguistics Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Mathematics Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Medieval and Renaissance Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Microbiology Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Molecular Genetics Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Neuroscience Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics) Associate of Applied Science (Hospitality Management - Nutrition & Dietetics) Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 2 + 2
    Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Discovery & Development) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 + 2
    Pharmaceutical Sciences (Healthcare Professions) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 + 2
    Philosophy Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Political Science Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Psychology Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Psychology Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
    Public Affairs Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs 2 + 2
    Public Health (Environmental Public Health) Associate of Science Bachelor of Science in Public Health 2 + 2
    Public Health (Pubic Health Sociology) Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Public Health 2 + 2
    Religious Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Sociology Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Social Sciences Air Transportation Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Social Work Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science in Social Work 2 + 2
    Social Work Associate of Applied Science - Social and Human Services Bachelor of Science in Social Work 2 + 2
    Spanish Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Speech and Hearing Science Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Theatre Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts 2 + 2
    Zoology Associate of Science Bachelor of Science 2 + 2
  • Rhodes State College
  • Ohio State Program Community College Degree / Program Ohio State Degree Pathway
    Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science - Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 2 + 2

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