Technology Systems - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in General Technology can now directly move their credits into the Technology Systems Bachelor of Science (BS) pathway including their 900 hour certificate from a Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC).

An intention of this program is to allow those in the workforce an opportunity to advance in their career and to further their education by offering degrees that work well with their demanding schedules. Students without a USTC certificate or the AAS in General Technology may also look toward this program to potentially utilize technical credits they have taken at Utah State University or other institutions. Course substitutions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This is at the advisor’s discretion. Students in Business, Engineering, and Outdoor Product are switching to Technology Systems to finish a program sooner or if they are having difficulty completing their current degree.

What You Will Learn

Students will study a variety of subjects based on the emphasis area they choose. Business, marketing, manufacturing, CAD, robotics, controls, material science, electronics, color theory, textiles, digital design, computer science, cyber security, computer networking, and computer automation are just a few areas that students can discover through their coursework.


Advanced Manufacturing:

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest advancements in manufacturing technologies and methods in the field of advanced manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to delve into various facets of advanced manufacturing, such as additive manufacturing, computer-aided drafting, computer-integrated manufacturing systems, and design optimization for additive manufacturing.


A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity can prepare students to enter the complex and fast-paced world of information security. Students typically learn about network, wireless, cloud, digital forensics, ethical hacking, and business and cyber laws. The program focuses on applying ethical hacking to prevent attacks proactively, identifying and fixing vulnerabilities, and examining the field of cybersecurity.

Information and Computer Technology:

Students can gain knowledge in hardware, automation, and administration areas by using technology programs with in-depth & hands-on courses.

Product Development:

Students can gain knowledge in hard and soft-goods areas developing products, growing their own business, or working within industry.

Quality and Reliability:

This degree is designed to provide education and training with a robust industry-focused background. Students study Quality Management Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Root cause analysis, and Statistical Quality Control. These courses have a firm root in the manufacturing industry and present in many other fields of study. These courses provide a robust industry-focused background with guidance and input from industry partners who also have employees taking the content courses to enhance their skills.

Technical Management:

Students can gain knowledge in business, economics, management, financing, and ethics to help build their own business or move into management positions.

Robotics, Automation, and Controls:

Students can gain knowledge in HMI, PLC, networking, and robotics which is used in numerous industries with hands-on learning.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Technology Systems - students have a broad choice of careers to pursue depending on their emphasis below are some possibilities:

  • Project Management
  • Product Developer
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Network Administration
  • IT Support
  • Technical Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Controls Engineer
  • Engineer Technician
  • Robotics Specialist

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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USU Locations


*This degree is available at various USU locations.

  • The Product Development emphasis is only available in Logan.
  • The Robotics, Automation, and Controls emphasis is available in Logan, Ogden, or Kaysville.
  • The Technical Management, Cybersecurity, and Information and Computer Technology emphasis are available at all statewide campuses and USU Eastern.
  • The Advanced Manufacturing emphasis is available in Logan and Brigham City.

**This degree is 100% available online. USU is a SARA-approved institution offering fully online programs nationwide; please visit USU's state authorizations for details.

  • The Cybersecurity, Information and Computer Technology, Quality and Reliability, and Technical Management emphasis are available online.


Admission Requirements

Students are admitted into a pre-program through the university’s regular admission process.

  1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing (a 2.5 GPA) qualify for admission to this major.
  2. Transfer students from other institutions and from other USU majors need a 2.2 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.

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Students must then meet with the academic advisor to determine if this is a degree through the pathway program or as an different option to complete a BS degree at USU from another program. Full admittance is at the discretion of the academic advisor.

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