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Degrees and Areas of

Recommendation for

Student Organizations
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences

Business Education:

Chemistry Education
Early Childhood

Earth Sciences

English Education
General Sciences Education
Health Education and
  Physical Education

History Education
Marketing Education
Mathematics Education
Middle Childhood

Modern Languages

Music Education

Physics Education
Political Science


Rehabilitation Services
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Visual Arts Education
Career and Technical

Rehabilitation Services

The rehabilitation services program trains graduates to work in human service agencies that serve people who have disabilities, are homeless, are involved in the court system, use assistive technology, and in a variety of other circumstances. Some common entry points are in case management, employment services, assistive technologies, court systems, and social services. The program also prepares students for graduate study in rehabilitation counseling or related fields. Curriculum flexibility attracts students who are interested in developing a program to reflect their special interests.

For admission to the program, students must have completed 24 college credit hours and have earned a 2.35 GPA. Students must earn a minimum C grade in each professional rehabilitation course requirement. All students must complete a 400-clock-hour internship. Prerequisites for the internship include an overall 2.5 GPA, plus completion of all General Education and rehabilitation courses necessary for preparing the student to complete the field experience. (See course description for more detailed information.)

Degree Requirements- Rehabilitation Services*

Bachelor of Science Degree

See General Education Requirements
General Education 56

Required Courses: 
Area V: BIO 107, or Human Anatomy 12
Area VI: RHB 210 4
Professional Requirements 64

RHB 201, 202, 301, 303, 304, 305, 401, 402, 403,

404, 407

CNL 461, 463, 467 12
Related Requirements 43

COM 101 3
MGT 200 4
ATR 482 4
Psychology electives : PSY 311 and 12 hours additional psychology courses 16
Sociology/Anthropology electives 16
Electives 31

Total 192

* Articulation agreements exist with Sinclair Community College, Clark State Community College, Edison State Community College, Owens Community College, University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters, and Columbus State Community College. Graduates of these colleges may apply many of their previous courses to the rehabilitation services program, Bachelor of Science degree.

Minor in Rehabilitation Services
The minor in rehabilitation services requires 34 credit hours: RHB 201, 301, 303, 304, 402, 403 (six credit hours), 407, and one of the following: RHB 305, 401, or CNL 463.

Rehabilitation minors must meet the same GPA requirements for admission to the program and completion of practicum as rehabilitation services majors.


Sign Language Interpreting

The College of Education and the Department of Human Services in the College of Education and Human Services offer a Bachelor of Science in Sign Language Interpreting (SLI), designed for students who have completed an associate's degree in sign language interpreting or the equivalent.

Today's interpreters work with a variety of deaf consumers: those who acquired American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language, those who communicate through a form of visual English, and those who use a contact variety form of English and ASL. Interpreters also work with a variety of hearing consumers: from those who are familiar with American deaf culture and the process of interpreting, to those who are communicating with a deaf person for the first time.

In this program, students will complete 60 quarter hours of professional requirements and about 44 quarter hours of general education courses beyond the associate's degree.

Degree Requirements-Sign Language Interpreter

Bachelor of Science Degree

General Education Requirements

General Education

Required Courses:
Area V: BIO 107
Area VI: RHB 210
NOTE: Students are expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of GE as part of their associate's degree.
Professional Requirements

SLI 310, 320, 330, 340, 360, 370, 390, 410, 420, 430, 440, 480, 490
Professional Electives (select two of the following)

SLI 380  
RHB 301, 303, 305, 410, 408  
Transfer Credits/Electives

Courses usually taken as part of the associate's degree in interpreting.  Must include a course in essentials of public address (i.e., COM 101).  


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