Interdisciplinary Studies: Technology Management 90–30

You may earn either a B.A. or B.S. in the Interdisciplinary Studies: Degree Completion with a Specialization in Technology Management.


The Bachelor’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies: Degree Completion with a Specialization in Technology Management:



We designed these degrees to broaden your background, but not to substitute for a degree that meets specific professional or occupational needs. If you are preparing for an occupation where entry is governed by licensure and/or professional certification, you should seek admission to the appropriate degree plan.  


To earn the Interdisciplinary Studies degree, you must complete at least 120 units of course work, which we describe in the sections that follow:



Liberal Studies (General Education) Requirements  

If you have earned an AGEC Certification from a regionally accredited community college in Arizona, then you have satisfied the Northern Arizona University Liberal Studies requirement and the Northern Arizona University diversity requirement for this degree. Students who have not earned an AGEC must complete all Liberal Studies requirements and Northern Arizona University diversity requirements before graduation.


Contact the department of your Specialization for information about Liberal Studies courses that are specific to your major.  


Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have pre-requisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these pre-requisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Additionally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement.



Associate Degree Transfer Block

Northern Arizona University accepts a maximum block transfer of 90 units from your associate-degree program. You then take the remaining 30 upper-division units at Northern Arizona University to complete 120 units.


The associate’s degree major or Specialization in a computer- or information-technology -related field should have been completed within 10 years of your application to NAU. Students whose associate’s degree lacks a major or Specialization in a computer- or IT -related field must prepare and present a professional portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in the appropriate computer- or IT -related field.


Verification of proper credentials is required for the Specialization Milestone, which is necessary to access the Specialization courses. Please work with an advisor for more information.


For information about the associate-degree transfer block and the appropriateness of your associate degree, check with an Interdisciplinary Studies advisor.

Professional Portfolio

The professional portfolio can include accredited college course work, professional development courses, and industry/professional certifications. Please note that the professional portfolio will be evaluated for possible admission to the program, but will not satisfy any course requirement.


Please note that you must have a grade of "C" or better in all courses used in the Specialization Area including Communication Skills. Further note that all course work in the Specialization Areas must be upper-division and from Northern Arizona University. Substitutions and use of credit from another institution are not allowed in the Specialization.

Technology Management Specialization

To complete this Specialization, take the following 30 units:


Minor, Concentration, or Certificate Requirements

A Minor, Concentration, or Certificate is not required for this program.

B.A. / B.S.  Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements

Included in the credit transferred as part of the completed community college degree you must have earned:



This course work must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, the role of computers in modern society, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, data- base management, and how to use the World Wide Web and common software productivity tools. This course(s) must have been taken within 10 years of admittance to Northern Arizona University.




ANT 101, 102, 104

BBA 340

BIO 301, 302

PSY 230 or equivalent

MAT 114, STA 270, or equivalent

ESE 380

ECI 497C

SOC 355W or 365

(CCJ 355 or PAS 355) or PAS 356

POS 303

OR courses with Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry prefixes (12 units).

All other courses must be pre-approved by the program director.



General Electives  

Additional course work is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use pre-requisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren’t used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)