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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY STUDIES DEGREE

Master the Broad Scope of Technology and Its Evolution

The Technology Studies program draws from a foundation designed to guide students through key aspects of the history and application of technology in the context of entrepreneurship, management and innovation. Technology Studies students gain competitive lifelong skills in strategic thinking, information analysis, presentation, and modern marketing. Students gain literacy in a variety of technologies in social contexts, to scan for and report on technological change, and to evaluate disruptive and emerging technologies with respect to often-conflicting values, agendas and policy proposals. Students are challenged to find their own creative visions with respect to technological innovation, management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Many paths are possible through this degree resulting in professionals capable of building strategic, entrepreneurial, policy, and/or foresight competencies per the student’s preference. In turn, the degree is a foundation for a wide variety of careers, including marketing, management and entrepreneurial positions.

Degree Objectives

  • Articulate historical, ethical, cultural, economic, business and political forces and consequences of scientific inquiry, technological development and social change.
  • Evaluate the uses and effects of technology in 21st-century civilization, including the social and economic opportunities and risks of disruptive technologies, and ethical and values-based frameworks for technology assessment and activism.
  • Forecast the potential impacts of nascent and emerging technologies within given contexts.
  • Develop fluency in technology criticism and commentary, and familiarity with the historical settings of major technology figures and movements.
  • Develop an ability to report on and analyze creative and entrepreneurial processes of technological innovation, and conservative and political processes of technological sustainability in society.
  • Articulate the influence of new media and the internet on society, and the ways information and communication technologies interact with professions such as education, medicine, business, law, environmental protection and remediation, nonprofit work, governance and the sciences.
  • Analyze and evaluate the current and historical development and deployment of military, security and transparency technologies.

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Program Information

Course List and Program Requirements University Core Curriculum
Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Requirements to graduate include: 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and Student Innovation Project
Normal timeframe in semesters to completion: 8

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TECHNOLOGY STUDIES MAJOR DISCLOSURE

At University of Advancing Technology, we believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand employment opportunities prior to starting any program. In an effort to ensure you have the information you need to make informed choices on program cost, medial loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, on-time completion rates, and the occupations this program prepares you to enter, the Department of Education has instituted the following disclosure template. For more information, click on the respective academic level below:


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