B.A.S. Technology Management


Northern Arizona University's Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Technology Management offers opportunities to advance your career and expand your knowledge of organization, management, and technology issues in the computer or information-technology arena. To be admitted to this program, you must have completed an approved associate's degree from a regionally accredited community college in a computer or information-technology-related field within 10 years of your application to Northern Arizona University.


To earn the B.A.S. degree with a specialization in Technology Management, you must complete at least 120 units of course work, which we describe in the sections that follow:



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.)  


Please note that you must complete Northern Arizona University’s diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in U.S. ethnic diversity and one in global diversity awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Also be aware that at least 30 units of the courses you take at Northern Arizona University must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above), and you must meet all residency and other upper-division requirements as specified in this catalog  


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into a  B.A.S. plan, you must have an associate's degree—either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate’s degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.


The associate’s degree major or emphasis must be in a computer- or information- technology-related field within 10 years of your application to Northern Arizona University.  

associate's degree Transfer Block

If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona Community College, Northern Arizona University will accept up to a maximum of 75 transfer units.  


(Please note that if you complete all required core, specialization, and liberal studies requirements in less than 56 units, you may take the remaining units from any courses offered by Northern Arizona University.)


For information about the associate's degree transfer block and the appropriateness of your associate's degree, check with a B.A.S. advisor.

Liberal Studies Completion Requirement

Northern Arizona University requires that you complete 35 units of liberal studies course work. To enter this B.A.S. degree plan without deficiencies, you must have completed, as part of your associate's degree, at least 16-20 units of liberal studies course work that transfer to Northern Arizona University. These courses must include composition, mathematics, and a lab science as well as 3-6 units of additional liberal studies course work.


You select the remaining 15-19 units of liberal studies courses in consultation with a B.A.S. advisor to help you meet your personal goals and ensure that these courses contribute to a coherent overall curriculum.


Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. Requirement; you may also include courses with the course prefixes used in your Technology Management specialization to satisfy liberal studies requirements, but you may not use specific courses from your specialization.

B.A.S. Requirements

Courses in bold indicate required courses for this specialization. Other courses may be used to fulfill the core elective block.


You take the following 21 units, which are designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills:


Communication Block (3 units)


COM 200; CST 314, 315, 424, 472, 475, 477


Public Administration and Management Block (3 units)


BBA 303; CCJ 331, 333; PAS/POS 325, 326, 327; PAS 401; POS 344, 359, 428; SOC 334, 431


Values, Ethics, and Policy Block (3 units)


One course selected from: CCJ 315, 325, 380, 450C; HUM 371, 373; PAS 411; SOC 301, 333, 339, 441


Technical, Quantitative, Qualitative, and Science Block (3 units)


BBA 340: Management Information Systems; BIO 301, 302; CCJ 355; ESE 380; HS 333; MAT 114; PAS 355, 356; POS 303; SOC 365


Core Electives (9 units)


Choose 9 units from any of the unused courses in the above four core blocks


Please note that at least 18 units in the B.A.S. Core must be upper-division (300- or 400-level courses)

Technology Management Specialization Requirements

A Specialization Milestone is required before students can access the Specialization courses. Verification of proper credentials is required for the Milestone. Please work with an advisor for more information.


To complete this specialization, take these 18 units:



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.)


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