If you have 30 military training credits, you already have 25% of the credits you need to earn a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Western. You can apply credits from your Joint Services Transcript or Community College of the Air Force Transcript as the foundation of a Bachelor of Science in Technology (BST) degree.
An advisor from Missouri Western will work with you to create a custom major that builds upon the training you have already received through the military. The resulting BST degree will have a career-oriented emphasis. In most cases, military students will graduate more quickly with a BST than those pursuing a traditional bachelor’s degree, potentially saving thousands of dollars. Many students will also be able to complete a BST using online courses.
More details on how to create a custom BST degree appear below. You do not have to design your BST without help. The Missouri Western advisor will guide you through the steps to creating a custom degree and answer any questions. Schedule an appointment with the advisor if you would like to get started.
The BST is made up of three parts: transfer credits, general education courses, and a custom concentration.
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.
The provided sample concentration models are starting points to help you think about possible concentrations for the Bachelor of Science in Technology. 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 department chair and college dean. Approval will be based on the relationship of the proposed concentration to your educational/career objective.
What about online courses?
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.
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.