Bachelor of Science in Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Technology is designed to allow students to design a program of study which complements their technical proficiencies.

The general program builds on technical skills and knowledge to achieve professional and management competencies needed over a lifetime in continuously changing technological fields.

The BST Business emphasis offers students a focused program of study drawing required courses from Economics and Accounting and incorporating selected courses from Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or Logistics. While the emphasis requires a minimum of 9 additional credits, the Business emphasis allows students to pursue more depth in their business skills.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

Students who apply to the Bachelor of Science in Technology (BST) major are admitted in a pre-major status. The process for advancement to major status is:

  1. Completion of an advising session with BST faculty advisor.
  2. Completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent credits in a technical specialty area as approved by BST faculty advisor (45 credits minimum).
  3. Completion of Change of Major Form from pre-major to major status signed by BST faculty advisor.

Advising

All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Required Support Courses
Ethics (PHIL A301 recommended)3
ENGL A312Advanced Technical Writing *3
MATH A107College Algebra *3-4
or MATH A172 Applied Finite Mathematics
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
Elementary Statistics *
Applied Statistics for the Sciences *
Core Requirements
Complete an AAS from a regionally accredited institution or have earned equivalent credits (45 minimum) in a technical specialty (must be approved by BST faculty advisor).45-60
Complete an additional 12 credits of natural sciences or quantitative skills. Choose from any natural sciences or quantitative skills GER courses or any upper division STAT, MATH and/or natural science courses with the prefixes BIOL, CHEM, ENVI, GEOG, GEOL and/or PHYS. **12
TECH A302Operational Safety3
TECH A305Technology Management3
TECH A433Project Design, Implementation, and Control3
TECH A443Quality Leadership3
TECH A453Capstone Project3
Complete a minimum of 6 credits of faculty advisor-approved upper division electives related to program outcomes or professional goals.6
*

Courses fulfill UAA GERs.

**

Choose 12 credits of natural sciences or quantitative skills courses in addition to the 10 credit minimum natural science (7) and quantitative (3) GERs and in addition to the quantitative skills courses listed under Required Support Courses, with faculty approval, for which prerequisites have been met.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science in Technology, of which a minimum of 42 credits must be upper division.

Business Emphasis

Required Support Courses
Ethics(PHIL A301 recommended)3
ECON A201Principles of Macroeconomics *3
ECON A202Principles of Microeconomics *3
ENGL A312Advanced Technical Writing *3
MATH A107College Algebra *3-4
or MATH A172 Applied Finite Mathematics
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
Elementary Statistics *
Applied Statistics for the Sciences *
Core Requirements
Complete an AAS from a regionally accredited institution or have earned equivalent credits (45 minimum) in a technical specialty (must be approved by BST faculty advisor).45-60
ACCT A201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT A202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Complete an additional 12 credits of natural sciences or quantitative skills. Choose from any natural sciences or quantitative skills GER courses or any upper division STAT, MATH and/or natural science courses with the prefixes BIOL, CHEM, ENVI, GEOG, GEOL and/or PHYS. **12
TECH A302Operational Safety3
TECH A305Technology Management3
TECH A433Project Design, Implementation, and Control3
TECH A443Quality Leadership3
TECH A453Capstone Project3
Complete a minimum of 6 upper division electives from ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON or LOG. 6
*

Courses fulfill UAA GERs. No more than 3 credits of ECON A201 and ECON A202 may be used in fulfilling UAA GERs for a baccalaureate degree.

**

Choose 12 credits of natural sciences or quantitative skills courses in addition to the 10 credit minimum natural science (7) and quantitative (3) GERs and in addition to the quantitative skills courses listed under Required Support Courses, with faculty approval, for which prerequisites have been met.

A minimum of 129 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science in Technology with Business emphasis, of which a minimum of 42 credits must be upper division.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Technology program, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop, demonstrate, and evaluate policies and processes to ensure a safe workplace.
  • Integrate knowledge gained in the program into professional goals and objectives.
  • Design, schedule, manage, and assess technical projects.
  • Achieve professional and management competencies for work in technical fields.

Program Student Learning Outcomes, Business Emphasis

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop, demonstrate, and evaluate policies and processes to ensure a safe workplace.
  • Integrate knowledge gained in the program into professional goals and objectives.
  • Design, schedule, manage, and assess technical projects.
  • Achieve professional and management competencies for work in technical fields.
  • Synthesize and apply economic, accounting and business knowledge within technical contexts.