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Bachelor of Applied Science
Applied Technology
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The bachelor’s degree in applied technology helps students prepare for careers in software and web development, information technology, and other technology-related fields. Students gain specific technical skills by selecting from a variety of options, including computer support, programming, web and database development, and system administration.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources coming from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Configure and resolve issues related to software, network, and security in support of desktop computers.
  • Design and develop computer programs.
  • Design and develop web pages, sites, and applications.
  • Design and develop relational databases and applications.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot network routers, switches, and servers.
Bachelor of Applied Science of Applied Technology
Program Requirements
Complete three certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
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Certificate
13-15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Complete one of the following certificates
13-16 Credits
Complete one of the following certificates
13-15 Credits
Complete one of the following certificates
15 Credits
Note: Web and Computer Programming must be completed before taking Web Development.

To complete a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional courses:
Senior Project or Internship
3 credits
(CIT 490 or CIT 498)
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
38-39 Credits
Electives
Approximately 30 Credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended general education courses.

Core

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ENG 150Writing and Reasoning Foundations3
BUS 301Advanced Writing in Professional Contexts3
MATH 108xMath for the Real World3
GE 103Online University Success1

Natural Sciences

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
GESCI 101From Atoms to Humans3
NUTR 150Essentials of Human Nutrition3

Art & Humanities

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
HUM 110Introduction to the Humanities3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ECON 150Econ Principles & Problems Micro3
FAML 160Family Relations3

Religion (plus an additional 6 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
REL 200CThe Eternal Family2
REL 225CFoundations of the Restoration2
REL 250CJesus Christ Everlasting Gospel2
REL 275CTeachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon2

Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.

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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Given adequate freelance or work experience, successful students will be prepared for more advanced positions in either systems administration or web development or related information technology fields.

Why choose this degree?

Training in applied technology enables you to work in the developing market of database systems, digital communications, cybersecurity, web development, software, wearable technology, and much more. Applied technology prepares you for the growing global economy by providing you with problem-solving and interpersonal skills; computer administration, software development, computer networking, database, web development skills and experience; and information technology process management.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.