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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Technical and Applied Studies, BTAS


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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) is a completion degree offered through the Lake Campus of Wright State University. It is intended for students who have already completed a two-year degree program or equivalent from an accredited community college, regional campus or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The program(s) of study provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers, and integrates technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with professional skills intrinsic in a bachelor’s degree program.

Admission

As a degree completion program of study, students who apply must complete the admission process similar to that of bachelor-degree seeking students on the Dayton Campus.  Students must apply to be officially admitted into the BTAS degree and will be expected to meet the following admission requirements. Specifically:

  • Associate Degree with a 2.0 GPA or semester hours completed with a 2.0 GPA minimum
  • Successful completion of ENG 1100  
  • Thee (3) other CORE courses completed from Elements 2, 3 or 4

 


Agriculture Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts / Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 30 Hours


V. General Electives: 25 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.



Commerce Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts / Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


III. Concentration Requirements and Electives: 55 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.



Food Systems Management Concentration


Program Description:

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) with concentration in Food Systems Management is a four-year degree completion program preparing students to manage food processing operations. A systems approach allows students to understand and provide leadership in the whole operation of the food business including purchasing, production, sales and marketing, customer relations, and food regulation. At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Supervise and direct production and quality assurance teams to ensure that quality and production targets are met
  2. Collaborate with sales and marketing in product development efforts
  3. As subject matter expert, provide technical support and advise to functional groups including quality assurance, production, purchasing, applications and sales
  4. Work with regulatory bodies to improve and maintain food safety standards and quality systems

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Required:

Element 2 - Mathematics: 4 Hours


Required:

Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


IV. Related Course Requirements: 11 Hours


V. General Electives: 14 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 
 

Graphic Design Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


III. Concentration Requirements: 55 Hours


Additional IT courses:


  • IT or approved Graphic Design-related technical courses Credit Hour(s): 35

Must include a portfolio course (IT 2400 or equivalent).

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.



Multimedia Design Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


III. Concentration Requirements: 55 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


 

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