Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (formerly the Bachelor of Applied Studies) is a degree completion program. It is designed to accommodate varied educational backgrounds, develop competencies needed for success in a variety of work settings, and offer major courses in schedules attractive to time- and place-bound students. Self-management of one's career in the 21st century is a major goal of this degree.
The BTAS offers a variety of concentrations including Computer Technology, Application Development, Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology, General Technology, Internet and Multimedia, and Networking.
This degree provides a blended, breadth of learning experience that encompasses many disciplines, and is quite different from the traditional degree which provides depth within a single discipline. Students who desire a major with depth in a specific discipline should consider a traditional degree.
The BTAS requires a prescribed core of skills/knowledge-based courses that bridge multiple disciplines in multiple colleges. Students construct a meaningful plan for using the curriculum to explore and prepare for their preferred futures by completing a cornerstone course and developing an electronic portfolio. This enables students to collect artifacts of their learning that can be used to advance their careers. A capstone course features a synthesizing of learning focused on the foundational competencies and finalization of the electronic portfolio for job search and career development purposes.
Program roadmaps for each concentration can be found by clicking here.