The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Learning Technologies is designed to meet the increasing workforce demand to support schools, businesses, and industries, with a particular emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This degree prepares students for careers through a broad knowledge of tools, techniques, and methods used by learning technology professionals. Some of the areas of focus include technologies for internet development, game design, instructional systems, and information processing. This program helps graduates develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving competencies for selecting, using, and implementing a variety of technology tools in STEM fields. The program will educate a new generation of learning technology professionals capable of taking a leadership role applying technology and creating innovative applications for information and knowledge management initiatives within an organization.
Have questions? Talk to an advisor about our program at our monthly "Ask an Advisor" session on the second Tuesday of the month.
While the degree can be completed by traditional undergraduate students, the BAS degree is also structured to meet the needs of students who transfer to UNT with earned post-secondary hours. Coursework focuses on learning strategies that allow students with a natural inclination toward STEM to pursue their passions in applied contexts.
College of Information
The College of Information (COI) at the University of North Texas (UNT) was founded on October 1, 2008 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The College is situated at the intersection of people, technology, and information. The COI is made of faculty, staff, and students who invest in innovative research, collaborative partnerships, and learner-centered education which empowers them to serve individuals, organizations, and other constituents in a global information society. The college generates, integrates, and disseminates knowledge in a learner-centered environment that advances and supports the relationships between information, people, institutions and agencies, language, and technology. The expertise in the college has evolved from specialized programs in information science, library science, linguistics, computing and technology systems, sciences of learning and cognition, instructional design research, and human performance.
Your future in Learning Technologies
As a graduate of the BAS in Learning Technologies, you will be uniquely positioned to follow several career paths that involve the use of technology and information to improve human performance. You may apply approved technical or formal coursework from your AAS, Military Training, or STEM-Related Field, and you have the option of following your passion in a variety of professional STEM concentrations approved by the LT Program. After completing your degree, you may find yourself taking a leadership role in an organization as the Web Master or Mistress, Instructional Design Specialist, Software Developer, Game Designer, Organizational Development Specialist, Project Manager, Computer Graphics Designer, Network Administrator, or other computer-related careers - the possibilities are endless!
Graduates from this program might consider the following occupations:
- Application of Technologies in STEM
- Systems Analyst in STEM Applications
- Instructional Designer or Instructional Technologist
- Mobile Device Programmer/Software Developer
- Distance Learning Technician
- Web Designer/Developer
- Learning Game Designer
What we offer
The Faculty in Learning Technologies offers you a world-class educational experience with leading experts in the field. The LT Faculty is well-known in professional circles all over the world. Our faculty and students make an impact, because they are concerned professionals who believe in the application of technology and its power to increase productivity, improve efficiency, increase the potential for learning, level the playing field, and provide ubiquitous computing across a variety of learning, performance, and workplace environments.
What to expect
You can expect a strong program, a commitment to providing you with the best educational experience possible, coursework that is challenging and thought-provoking, and feedback on your instructional work. Our faculty and staff will assist with the development of a unique degree plan for each student which optimizes credit from previously completed coursework and or experiences and assures the completion of 36 hours of upper level coursework, at least 24 hours of upper-division coursework in residence, and 60 hours of STEM coursework. The following are needed for degree completion:
General Education Core Curriculum
Learning Technologies Technical/Professional Foundations
(A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required for the professional foundations component. Students must earn a C or better in each of the courses in this component to receive credit toward the degree.)
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Department of Learning Technologies
3940 North Elm Street, Suite G150, Discovery Park, Denton, TX 76207
Room C232, Discovery Park
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday