Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
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Learn more about the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies from our program director and the dedicated support staff at UC Online.


The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) program is ideal for students and working adults who want to move into supervisory or administrative positions within their company or industry. The program is designed to be a smooth transition from an associate degree to a bachelor degree. It is suitable for people who have work experience or who have earned an associate degree.

A Smooth Transition (2+2 Program)

    • The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies is a 2+2 program, meaning it is designed for students with an associate degree.
    • The program was designed to be an easy transition from the associate level to the bachelor level, making it easier on students to achieve a higher level of education.


  • For current high school students or those who still need to pursue their associate degree, there are multiple associate degree programs that align well for those that would like to complete their Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies.

What to expect with UC’s online Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies Program

With the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies program, you will:

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, a globally recognized leader in higher education.
  • Learn more about communication, collaboration and strategic planning skills that will help you advance your career and reach your goals.
  • Enroll as a junior and enjoy our online class model that combines a flexible schedule with personal attention.
  • Take advantage of low tuition rates that help you save money, while preparing you to earn more in your professional career.

BTAS BannerThe Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies program was designed through feedback we received from business leaders regarding the skills and training they look for in prospective managers and supervisors. It can help you take your career to the next level or make sure you are better prepared when you begin your professional career.

To get a first hand perspective on the BTAS program explore our new article, What’s the Best Way to Move from an Associate to a Bachelor’s Degree? We interview Patty Goedl and Michele Kegley, co-directors of the BTAS program.

Student Testimonials
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“Going into college, I truly was not sure what direction I wanted to go in. I think as an 18 year old it is hard to try to answer “what do you want to be when you grow up?” when I was just learning how to separate laundry loads. I knew I wanted to help people in some type of way so when I got accepted into the medical assisting program at UC is when I first learned about the BTAS program. My professor and mentor Jen DeMichael, really encouraged me to keep going after completing my associates degree in science. Very quickly I was able to know that the BTAS program was exactly where I needed to be. I truly feel like this program has shown me what my purpose is in this crazy thing we call life. This program allows different backgrounds with an associate’s degree to go to the next step. There is a wide range of what we can do with this degree which is one of the things that drew me to this program. The professors are accepting and caring but also go out of their way to work with you because in this program it usually is people working full time using their associate’s degree and going to school in hopes of moving up in their field of work.”

Hannah N.
BTAS Student

Sunnie L.
“My advice to other students thinking about the bachelor (BTAS) program at UC is not to overthink it. Just get in touch with someone at the college who can help with transferring your credits and get started. My bachelor degree won’t just help me on a personal level; it will also help future employers and investors see that I have the dedication and commitment to go the extra mile. ”

Sunnie L.
Former BTAS Student

alan n
“The BTAS program taught me the managerial aspect of industry, and I thought that would transfer better in case of a career change or promotion. Plus, many major airlines require a bachelor’s degree to pilot. ”

Alan N.
Former BTAS Student

Jermaine G.
“I’m a full-time employee and musician. The program has afforded me the flexibility to maintain both careers while simultaneously pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The online experience allows me to meet assignment, test, and exam deadlines at my own pace. I’ve been able to meet the required expectations because each class is designed with weekly modules that consist of assignment instructions, information, and expected due dates. My professors have made themselves available to respond to all of my inquiries and needs. I’ve developed some very valuable relationships with my professors, fellow peers, and classmates through our online group assignments and projects. I believe I’ll be able to advance my career and utilize the knowledge I’ve acquired through this program. ”

Jermaine G.
BTAS Student

By the numbers

Your earning potential is greatly affected by your level of education. Those holding a bachelor's degree earn nearly 30% more per week than those with an associate degree.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
"Occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree for entry are projected to have millions of openings each year, on average, from 2016 to 2026."
Bureau of Labor Statistics

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