Technology Innovation, BAS

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

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

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

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
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 4920R Internship
Program Fee of $195 per year (access to software for applied education)

Select a minimum of 2 certificates

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. At least 36 credits must be within a Utah Tech 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 Utah Tech 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.

1st Year
 Spring SemesterHours
 IT 11003
 SE 14003
 MGMT 26003
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CS 14003CS 14103
DES 21003SE 34003
IT 24003IT 25003
SE 35003SE 4910R3
SE 35503SE 4910R3
 15 15
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
SE 34003IT 23003
SE 32003IT 4910R3
IT 40703IT 4920R3
IT 31003IT 31503
IT 33003SE 42003
 15 15
Total Hours 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.