Communication and Applied Technology

Major: Communications and Applied Technology
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0207
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 43-1011

About the Program

Note: Effective Winter Term 2014, students are no longer being accepted into this program.

The Bachelor of Science in Communications and Applied Technology is a multidisciplinary program designed for individuals who want to increase their knowledge of all aspects of business communications and relevant communication technologies, while understanding the business principles that are necessary to achieve corporate goals.

The major offers a multidisciplinary approach combining theoretical and applied learning principles and encompasses the spectrum of internal and external communications that organizations utilize in their management and marketing functions. The program is tailored to meet the needs of people who sell, communicate, and manage in industries that are heavily customer oriented and are involved in or affected by world markets. The goal of the program is to increase students’ understanding of communication, management, applicable technology, business, the world economy, and relationships within their corporate culture.

Curriculum

To complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Applied Technology, students must earn a minimum of 180.0 quarter credits comprising the following:

  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Computing Technology
  • Customer Operations

Degree Requirements

English Composition Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
College Requirements
GSTD 200Lifelong Learning Theory & Practice3.0
Natural Science Electives *9.0
Liberal Studies Electives **33.0
Free Electives 36.0
Business Minor Requirements ***
Select six of the following:24.0
Financial Accounting Foundations
Business Law I
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Finance
Introduction to Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior
Operations Management
Introduction to Business Statistics
Communications and Applied Technology
CAT 201 [WI] Interpersonal Communication3.0
CAT 302Customer Service Theory and Practice3.0
CAT 303Client Relations Management3.0
CAT 360Applied Organizational Research3.0
CAT 491Senior Project in Communications and Applied Technology I3.0
CAT 492Senior Project in Communications and Applied Technology3.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 330Professional Presentations3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
COM 370Advanced Business Writing3.0
CT 230Web Development I3.0
CT 240Web Development II3.0
CT 385Web Development III ****3.0
PHIL 323Organizational Ethics3.0
PROJ 301Introduction to Project Management3.0
PRST 303Interpersonal Skills for Virtual Teams3.0
Total Credits180.0

*

Students select 9.0 credits from any of the following sciences: ANAT, BIO,CHEM, ENVR, FDSC, NFS, PHEV, PHYS. Courses from other departments may be considered with advisor approval.

**

Africana studies, anthropology, fine arts (history of architecture, art, film, music, theatre), foreign language, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, women's studies, writing.

***

No more than 2 transferred courses may be used to complete the minor. A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each courses in the Minor in Business.

****

After completion of CT 230, CT 240 and CT 385, students can sit for the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) exam. Additional self-study may be necessary.

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