(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 mechanical engineering technology as one of their discipline areas will have career opportunities in areas closely related to mechanical 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. Students must complete a minimum of the last 15 credits while enrolled in the Applied Technology Studies 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
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MTD Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
SCL Science Elective with lab 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 9  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
MTD Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) 3  
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 15  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 6  
BPT Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
SCI Science Elective 3  
CMM Communication Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh Semester Credits
BAT Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives 12  
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits
CAP Senior Capstone Elective 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
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.