BSAST in Technical Studies

The Bachelor Science in Applied Science and Technology in Technical Studies is a 120-credit program designed to prepare students with diversified knowledge within applied science and technology. This degree is designed for students in multiple disciplinary occupations, such as technical supervisors responsible for mechanical and electrical operations; clinical supervisors responsible for radiation protection, radiations therapy, and medical imaging; and technologists responsible for troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, and programmable logic interfaces. 

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 9
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Technical Studies 45
A. Technical Core 6
  • Project Management
(3)
  • Current Trends & Applications
(3)
B. Technical Discipline
Technical Courses:
A total of 12 area of study credits must be from 300 or 400 level courses
  • 21 credits from a single discipline
  • 18 credits from other applied science and technology disciplines
39
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Technical Studies and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 23
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • IHigher Level Math above College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)


  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students may earn credits by selected licenses, certifications, related military or industrial training, transfer credits, Thomas Edison State College courses or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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