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2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Technology B.T.

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OSRHE Program Code: 133
CIP Code: 159999

Major Code: 8500

The Bachelor of Technology program is designed to serve students who have an applied science degree or documented training and/or verifiable skills in an exclusive vocational/technical area, full-time military experience, or business/industrial training and who desire a bachelor’s degree. A specific program of study for each student is contracted on the basis of his/her career goals and previous training. Each student must complete the following criteria:

  1. A Career Exploration phase with faculty assistance before admittance to the program.
  2. A minimum of 30 hours from NSU.
  3. A total of 60 hours credit from a four-year school. Forty of the 60 hours must be at the junior/senior (3000/4000) level.
  4. Completion of 40 hours of Liberal Arts courses.
  5. Completion of:
      The Technology Core 18 hours
      Advised Upper Level Professional/Technical Electives 12 - 18 hours
      Technical Electives (1000-4000) level 27 hours (minimum)
  6. An Internship is recommended for students entering the workplace, changing disciplines, or making significant changes in job description.
  7. The advisor will help the student prepare an individualized program of study, which becomes a learning contract when approved by the Chair of the Department of Information Systems & Technology. Students may be approved to take coursework in any other department in order to meet specific career objectives. Emphasis areas have been developed for Service Occupations, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain /Logistics. Curricula have also been developed for specific area industries.

The minimum number of hours required for the Bachelor of Technology is 124 hours.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the principles specific to chosen technical and occupational field in problem solving activities that enhance the organization.
  2. Discuss the techniques required in industrial or service settings to lead, manage, and motivate others.
  3. Conduct internal and external audits of the processes and functions in successful industrial and service organizations.
  4. Discuss and evaluate challenging ethical situations that may arise in performing the functions of their chosen technical field.
  5. Plan the flow of work and materials through a multi-level system of functions and sources.
  6. Assess the quantity of production and services with the application of statistical quality tools as a means of identification and improvement.
  7. Conduct research, categorize, and present information orally and in a vareity of written formats.
  8. Analyze the costs of operational decisions and demonstrate the ability to effectively choose from a finite number of alternatives.
  9. Explain differences and similarities between management and leadership and the proper application of both.
  10. Describe the impact of technological developments on the lives of people living in an advanced industrial society.
  11. Develop a practitioner’s view of the scope and magnitude of problems arising in labor/management relationships.

Upper Division Advised Professional Electives - 12 to 18 hours

Technical Electives - 27 hours (minimum)

Major Total - 60 hours

Additional Degree Information - College of Business and Technology

In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.B.A and B.T. degrees require at least 40 hours and the B.S. degree requires at least 55 hours.  Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

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