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Technology Systems: BS

Technology Systems

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).

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.

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.


  • Information and Computer Technology: Students can gain knowledge in hardware, automation, and administration areas by using technology programs with in-depth & hands-on courses.
  • Robotics, Automation, and Controls: Students can gain knowledge in HMI, PLC, networking, and robotics which is used in numerous industries with hands-on learning.
  • Product Development: Students can gain knowledge in hard and soft-goods areas developing products, growing their own business, or working within industry.
  • Technical Management: Students can gain knowledge in business, economics, management, financing, and ethics to help build their own business or move into management positions.
  • Quality and Reliability: This degree is designed to provide education and training in the area of Quality and Reliability. Students will study a variety of subjects including, Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Metrology, Root cause analysis, 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.
  • Cybersecurity (Technology Systems): 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.

Additional Information:

Students at Regional Campuses, USU Eastern, or Online can choose one of the following emphasis options: Technical Management or Information & Computer Technology. All four emphasis options are available at the Logan campus.

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

Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

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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