(Effective Fall 2013)

The Applied Technology Studies major is a flexible baccalaureate degree designed for students who desire to combine course work in more than one discipline area for business, professional, or personal reasons. A faculty adviser works with each student to design a course sequence that best meets the student’s future plans. This major is ideal for working professionals completing a degree on a part-time basis, or for transfer students seeking a B.S. in areas not directly aligned with their previous major. Online courses and internship opportunities are available.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities will be primarily dependent on the individual student’s focus areas. For example, students who choose manufacturing engineering technology as one of their discipline areas will have career opportunities in areas closely related to manufacturing engineering technology, with special prospects supported by other discipline course work.

Recommended High School Subjects

Mathematics, science, communications, and technology courses will aid in preparing student readiness in the various technical disciplines available.

Special Admissions Requirements

Regular college admissions policies and procedures apply. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 college-level credits before enrolling in this major.

Special Equipment Needs

Special equipment needed by students will depend on the discipline areas chosen and requirements of the courses selected.

Remediation Strategies

Math, communications, and reading prerequisites for all discipline courses will apply.

Transfer Procedures

Students wishing to transfer into this major should consult with the applicable school office to determine which discipline areas are most appropriate and if openings are available within desired courses. Students wishing to pursue predominantly business-related course work should enroll in the Applied Management major.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply theory and knowledge in a practical manner.
  • structure written and oral communication that is clear, coherent, unified, and focused.
  • operate successfully in the workplace and in social, political, and decision-making environments using skills and knowledge developed through a general education foundation.
  • use current knowledge, access new information, integrate material from diverse fields, and work effectively with others to define and solve problems and adapt to change.
  • apply available and emerging technology to enhance on-the-job effectiveness and efficiency.
  • professionally and ethically strive for excellence, which contributes to the community, the world beyond the individual, and the global environment being passed on to others.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MTD Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) 3   S MTD
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 9   M BAT
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
MTD Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) 3   S MTD
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 15   M BAT
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12   M BAT
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 6   M BAT
BPT Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3   S BPT
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
CMM Communication Elective 3   S CMM
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12   M BAT
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12   M BAT
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CAP Senior Capstone Elective 3   M CAP
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3   S COR
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Students need to select appropriate Science, Technology and Society (STS) and Writing Enriched (WRT) courses to satisfy the Bachelor of Science degree requirements.

Student must complete a minimum of 24 credits of 300/400 level courses.