Prepare for job success in the fast-changing Information Age with the Bachelor of Science in technological leadership. Through inquiry-based learning and internship experiences, you’ll gain essential skills in critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving and leadership to prepare for the ever-growing tech economy.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Half of today’s jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. The Bachelor of Science in technological leadership at Arizona State University prepares you for the workforce of tomorrow. This first-of-its-kind, pan-university program focuses on inquiry-based learning to prepare you to become a thought leader and rapidly adapt to changing career landscapes.
Throughout the program, you’ll take “thinking” and “making” courses that develop your critical thinking and problem-based design skills. These courses will prepare you to innovate as part of the mentally active workforce in the Information Age. As part of the technological leadership degree, you can choose to focus on aerospace engineering or design and computing. The program can be completed in as few as three years for full-time students. It includes two dynamic internship experiences that help you network with industry professionals and hone your job skills.
Inquiry-based learning is an active learning technique that starts with a question and encourages students to seek the answer through their own research. Unlike traditional instructor-led learning, inquiry-based learning emphasizes the student’s role in the process.
For example, an instructor might pose the question: “What will the Moon be like after human settlement?” The class will take on a weekly inquiry cycle to step toward the goal of answering the question. First, students will conduct individual research for relevant content. Next, students present their findings to the class. The class will then choose a Natural Next Question that gets them one step closer to answering the original question.
In the technological leadership degree, you’ll study traditional academic areas such as math, programming and physical sciences. The program has two main paths: aerospace and design. In addition to choosing a path, you’ll take courses each semester that encourage “thinking” and “making.” “Thinking” courses will help you learn how to engage the world critically and refine your research skills using inquiry-based learning techniques. “Making” courses focus on developing practical, hands-on solutions to problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete two exciting internships.
Career outcomes from this inquiry-based learning degree are broad and diverse. The program prepares you for a variety of fields by helping you learn how to ask natural next questions in order to develop sustainable, implementable solutions to global issues. Upon graduation, you may choose to pursue one of the careers listed below.
This first-of-its-kind program is a pan-university degree. Multiple colleges and schools contribute both curriculum and faculty to the technological leadership program, making it a truly collaborative effort across our university. This program is also the first from the Interplanetary Initiative, a leading center focused on the future of humans in space. The Interplanetary Initiative's goal is to bring a variety of disciplines together from different colleges, schools and organizations, from science to the arts and more.
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