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Bachelor of Science in Technology

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The Bachelor of Science in Technology (BST) is customizable and allows you to build on prior credit to earn a bachelor’s degree with a career-oriented emphasis. The degree is designed in collaboration with academic advisors.

The BST is made up of three parts: transfer credits, general education courses, and a custom concentration.

*Transfer credits must be either be from a regionally accredited college/university OR military credit recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).

An AAS/AS degree, applied coursework or military training can serve as the base of a BST. Upon this base, a concentration is built. This concentration may include any combination of courses as long as the combination is educationally sound and has a cohesive theme supporting a career goal. The concentration must include at least 30 credits, including at least 18 upper-level credits.

Below are examples of an “Administration” concentration and a “Communications” concentration. These examples illustrate how a BST concentration can be built. Scores of other concentrations are possible (e.g., social services, law enforcement, the arts, engineering technology). The key is to work with an advisor to build a concentration that will support a given career goal.

In the Course Requirements tab there is an example of an “Administration” concentration that includes general education requirements and other details.

Click here for more important notes about these sample concentrations.

Sample AS/AAS Focus

Sample Concentration

Resulting Bachelor’s Emphasis

Dental Assisting

Sample “Administration” Concentration
with online courses

[typical terms that courses are offered online are noted]

Required Courses

  • PHL 230 Ethics (3) [all terms]
  • GBA 211 Business Law (3) [F, Sp]
  • MGT 350 Organizational Behavior (3) [all terms]
  • MGT 360 Org Theory, Design, Change Mgt (3) [F, Sp]

Select at least 6 courses (18 hours) below

  • GBA 210 Business Statistics I (3) [at least every F, Sp]
  • MGT 341 Human Resource Management (3) [*]
  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing (3) [F, Sp]
  • ACC 201 Introductory Financial Accounting (3) [twice a year]
  • ACC 202 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3) [Sm, Sp]
  • COM 314 Persuasion (3) [Sm]
  • COM 324 Small Group Communication (3) [once a year]
  • PSY 310 Organizational Psychology (3) [Sp]
  • PSY 365 Social Psychology (3) [at least every other Fall]
  • LAT 335 Introduction to Mediation (3) [F, Sp]
  • LAT 430 Conflict Management (3) [Sp]
  • FIN 301 Financial Management (3) [*]

*Online offering schedule  under review

Dental Office Management

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Industry Administration

Agribusiness

Agricultural Management

Culinary Arts

Restaurant Management

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Management

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Administration

Computer Technology

Information Technology Management

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Administration

Medical Assisting Technology

Allied Health Administration

Sample AS/AAS Focus

Sample Concentration

Resulting Bachelor’s Emphasis

Graphic Design

Sample “Communications” Concentration
with primarily face-to-face courses

[typical terms offered are noted]

Select at least 10 courses (30 hours) below including at least 18 upper division credits

  • GBA 230 Business Communication (3) [F, Sp, Sm]
  • MGT 350 Organizational Behavior (3) [F, Sp]
  • Com 210 Presentational Communications (3) [F]
  • COM 304 Media and Society (3) [Sp]
  • COM 305 Interpersonal Communication (3) [F]
  • COM 334 Argumentation & Debate (3) [varies]
  • COM 410 Organizational Communication (3) [Sp]
  • COM 314 Persuasion (3) [Sp]
  • ENG 301 Advanced Composition (3) [F]
  • ETC 200 Introduction to Technical Communication (3) [F]
  • ETC/JOU 224 Web Content & Design (3) [F]
  • ETC 326 Document Design (3) [Sp]
  • ETC 340 Content Design for Technical Communication (3) [Sp]
  • PSY 230 Psychology of Communication (3) [F]
  • JOU 202 Reporting for the Media (3) [F]
  • JOU 204 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (3) [F]
  • JOU 302 Advanced Media Reporting (3) [Sp]
  • JOU 30 Advanced Broadcast Journalism (3) [Sp]
  • JOU 308 Copy Editing (3) [F]

Design and Communications

Professional Nursing

Health Communications

Health Information Technology

Health Information Communications

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Communications

Design and Product Development

Design and Development Communications

Sample Military Training

Sample Concentration

Corpsman

Sample “Administration” Concentration
with online courses

[typical terms that courses are offered online are noted]

Required Courses

  • PHL 230 Ethics (3) [all terms]
  • GBA 211 Business Law (3) [F, Sp]
  • MGT 350 Organizational Behavior (3) [all terms]
  • MGT 360 Org Theory, Design, Change Mgt (3) [F, Sp]

Select at least 6 courses (18 hours) below

  • GBA 210 Business Statistics I (3) [at least every F, Sp]
  • MGT 341 Human Resource Management (3) [*]
  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing (3) [F, Sp]
  • ACC 201 Introductory Financial Accounting (3) [twice a year]
  • ACC 202 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3) [Sm, Sp]
  • COM 314 Persuasion (3) [Sm]
  • COM 324 Small Group Communication (3) [once a year]
  • PSY 310 Organizational Psychology (3) [Sp]
  • PSY 365 Social Psychology (3) [at least every other Fall]
  • LAT 335 Introduction to Mediation (3) [F, Sp]
  • LAT 430 Conflict Management (3) [Sp]
  • FIN 301 Financial Management (3) [*]

*Online offering schedule for MGT 341 AND FIN 301 under review

Logistics

Avionic Communication

Electronic Maintenance

Radiologic Controls

Munitions

Quartermaster

Sample Concentration

Aircraft Maintenance

Sample “Communications” Concentration
with primarily face-to-face courses

[typical terms offered are noted]

Select at least 10 courses (30 hours) below including at least 18 upper division credits

  • GBA 230 Business Communication (3) [F, Sp, Sm]
  • MGT 350 Organizational Behavior (3) [F, Sp]
  • Com 210 Presentational Communications (3) [F]
  • COM 304 Media and Society (3) [Sp]
  • COM 305 Interpersonal Communication (3) [F]
  • COM 334 Argumentation & Debate (3) [varies]
  • COM 410 Organizational Communication (3) [Sp]
  • COM 314 Persuasion (3) [Sp]
  • ENG 301 Advanced Composition (3) [F]
  • ETC 200 Introduction to Technical Communication (3) [F]
  • ETC/JOU 224 Web Content & Design (3) [F]
  • ETC 326 Document Design (3) [Sp]
  • ETC 340 Content Design for Technical Communication (3) [Sp]
  • PSY 230 Psychology of Communication (3) [F]
  • JOU 202 Reporting for the Media (3) [F]
  • JOU 204 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (3) [F]
  • JOU 302 Advanced Media Reporting (3) [Sp]
  • JOU 30 Advanced Broadcast Journalism (3) [Sp]
  • JOU 308 Copy Editing (3) [F]

Stryker Systems

Cyber Operations

Artillery

Air Navigator

Administrative Specialist

Missouri Western offers more than 300 courses online. Several minors and some majors can be completed entirely online. In addition, members of the air force may complete their GEM requirements through online courses at Missouri Western.

What courses are offered online by semester?

Please visit the course schedule to search for courses offered online in the current or upcoming semester.

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Can I see a list of ALL courses offered online, even if they aren’t offered this semester?

For an inventory of all undergraduate courses that are offered online, please visit the Online and Distance Education website.

Inventory of online courses

For an inventory of graduate courses that are offered online, please click here.

The Bachelor of Science in Technology degree allows military students to apply 30 ACE credits directly to the major.

Bachelor of Science in Technology

The BST is completely customizable and should be build around your prior course credits and career goals. Below is an example BST course plan. Virtually any combination of courses can work as a BST, provided it forms a coherent major and aligns with your career goals. Please see the BST advisor for help in planning your unique BST.

Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Western Institute.

Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.

The “Sample Custom Concentrations” provided on this page are models to help you start thinking about possible concentrations for your unique BST plan. A concentration can include any combination of courses that fit together into an academically logical pattern that supports a defined educational/career goal. An academic advisor will work with you to develop a proposal that will then be reviewed by a department chair and the college dean. Approval will be based on the relationship of the proposed concentration to your educational/career objective.

Download the coursework proposal and make an appointment with an advisor to start building your custom BST concentration.

Please fill out the form below to contact the BST Advisor.