Technology Innovation, B.A.S.


Program Description

This Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Innovation is one of three BAS degrees is based on the STACKS model of clustering several courses around a specific disciplinary or workforce skill. Each STACK also qualifies as an institutional or proficiency certificate and will appear on the transcript. This BAS is a flexible degree completion program targeting adult students who have completed some college credit or experiential learning that could be accepted for college credit. An associate's degree is not required. This program is designed to develop innovation and technology development skills by clustering courses into STACKS of variable credits and configuring the STACKS into pathways to graduation. Once a student has completed 60 credits including completion of GE math and English requirements, acceptance into this BAS degree completion program is guaranteed. Students will work with the program advisor to select the STACKS pathway that is most applicable to their educational and employment goals. STACKS from the BAS programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and from the College of Business may also be incorporated into the graduation pathway for this degree.


Admission Requirements

  • 60 credits including English and Math GE requirements

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Technology Innovation Requirements

60 credits

Required courses for all pathways:
DES 2100Design Thinking3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
SE 4920Internship (ALPP)3
or DES 4920

Select a minimum of 2 certificates

Design Certificate
DES 1100Intro to Digital Design3
or DES 1111 Intro to Digital Design Skills Exam
DES 1200Image Making3
DES 1300Design I3
DES 2100Design Thinking3
DES 2300Design II3
DES 2710Typography I3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
Total Hours21
Advanced Design Certificate
DES 3400Information Design3
DES 4100Interaction Design3
DES 3500Interface Design3
DES 3800Branding3
DES 4990Special Topics in Design3
Optional Electives
Design III
Motion Graphics I
3-D Visualization
Typography II
Production Design
Tangible Interaction
Motion Graphics II
Publication Design
Package Design
Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate
MGMT 2600Entrepreneurship3
SE 3500Tech Entrepreneurship3
SE 3550Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)3
SE 4990Special Topics in Software Engineering3
Total Hours12
Web Design and Development Certificate
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
SE 3200Web Application Development I3
SE 3400Human-Computer Interaction3
SE 4200Web Application Development II3
SE 4990Special Topics in Software Engineering3
Optional Electives
User Experience Design
Tech Entrepreneurship
Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)
Application Development
Advanced Information Technology Certificate
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2400Intro to Networking (Prerequisite: IT 1100)3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
IT 4060Big Data Analytics3
or IT 4070 Data Visualization and Storytelling
IT 4990Special Topics in Information Technology3
Optional Electives
Information Security
System Automation
Windows Servers (Prerequisite: IT 1200)
DevOps Virtualization
Intermediate Computer Networking
Files Systems and Storage Technologies
DevOps Lifecycle Management
Database Administration
Network Design & Management
Ethical Hacking & Network Defense
Data Analytics Certificate
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
MATH 2050Applied Statistics with Programming3
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3
MATH 4800Industrial Careers in Mathematics3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. At least 36 credits must be within a DSU Certificate (2 Certificates must be from this program).
  3. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above), up to 12 credits may be taken as optional electives to reach the total upper division requirement.  
  4. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Graduation Plan

This is only an example of a Graduation Plan; you should work closely with your advisor to create a plan that is tailored to the certificates that you are pursuing.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Spring SemesterHours
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
SE 1400 Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS) 3
MGMT 2600 Entrepreneurship 3
 Hours9
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
DES 2100 Design Thinking 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
SE 3500 Tech Entrepreneurship 3
SE 3550 Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
SE 3400 Human-Computer Interaction 3
IT 2500 Cloud Computing 3
CS 4990 Special Topics in Computer Science 3
SE 4900R Independent Research 1-3
 Hours13-15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
SE 3400 Human-Computer Interaction 3
SE 3200 Web Application Development I 3
IT 4070 Data Visualization and Storytelling 3
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
IT 3300 DevOps Virtualization 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
IT 2300 Database Design & Management 3
IT 4990 Special Topics in Information Technology 3
IT 4920R Internship 3
IT 3150 Windows Servers 3
SE 4200 Web Application Development II 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours67-69

Technology Innovation Degree Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Design and create technological solutions that address contemporary real-world problems.
  2. Collaborate, communicate, and negotiate with others to solve complex problems.
  3. Integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines to solve problems and develop strategies for success.
  4. Author effective visual, oral, and written communication for a range of audiences.
  5. Apply ethical practices in professional activities.