For the working adults who have some college, military, and/or work experience, the Bachelor of Science degree program in Applied Technology is a unique degree program designed to meet their educational and career needs. The goal of the Applied Technology program is to recognize student prior learning and experience, and build upon that learning through a general education foundation along with technology course requirements for careers in business and technology. Accordingly, it not only incorporates the detailed skills and knowledge needed to work in the present-day technology environment, but also stresses fundamental concepts in multiple pathways to embrace changes in technology throughout the workforce. Included in the curriculum are courses that examine information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, language, design, and internship/co-op opportunities.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology (BAT) program is a flexible STEM baccalaureate degree offering a broad technology base, designed for students who want to develop through selected technology pathways and/or in combination with multiple disciplines. This degree provides students with foundation skills in technology including exposure to information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, technology language, and design. Students in the Applied Technology degree will learn foundation skills in technology with flexibility to customize additional course requirements based on pathways of individual interests and career needs. This provides students with technical skills in combination with the broad education necessary to compete for jobs in today's knowledge economy.
Students completing the Applied Technology B.S. program will be able to:
The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360◦ approach to experiential learning. Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.
In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Applied Technology degree program have the option of completing up to 15 credit hours via a co-op assignment. In order to be eligible, students must first have completed two core courses in residence and at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students can complete their Applied Technology degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Office of Work-Integrated Learning and their Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment. For additional information on cooperative education, please visit: https://www.wilmu.edu/coel/work-integrated-learning.aspx
The course selection for this program will be approved by the faculty Program Chair after the student completes an interview with an Academic Advisor or COEL Specialist.
Minimum Grade Policy
The Applied Technology program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for program core courses and required technology electives. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any required core or technology elective course must retake that course.
Accelerated Graduate Certificate Option
Students in the Applied Technology B.S. degree program may choose an accelerated option with:
Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and the graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits). The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the graduate certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards undergraduate electives in your degree.
Students who complete the Management Information Systems or Technology Project Management Graduate Certificates also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST). Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree.
Admission requirements include:
Note: Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their bachelor’s degree and have an approved AOI form. Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the graduate certificate.
Minimum Grade Policy: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
The APL410 capstone course will be completed after the certificate has been completed.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
CTA 210 Intro to Technology
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals
SCI Natural Science Elective- SCI 308 excluded
Choose one course (3 credits) from:
POL 300 or HIS 381
ART, BBM 319, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110, ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, TEC 215, VFP 313
Choose one course (3 credits) from:
PSY 101 or SOC 101
Course selections must be approved by an Academic Advisor.
APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
SEC 205 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
APL 490 Applied Technology Internship
APL 489 Experiential Learning in Applied Technology
Choose one course from the following:
DSN 121 Basic InDesign
DSN 235 Vector Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
VFP 100 Camera and Cinematography
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
CSC 100 Web Design & Development
CSC 345 Database Foundations
GMD 110 Intro to Game Programming
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design
ISM 300 Business Process Management
ISM 450 Project Management and Practice
Choose five courses* from the following:
ANI, CSC, CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, UAV, VFP, and HIT (for Applied Technology majors only)
*Three of the courses must be upper level (300-400). Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.
Course required must be applicable toward a specific certificate or minor.**
**Certificate or minors may require prerequisites and/or require more than 15 credits. Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.
A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.
Note that a minimum of 120 combined credits are needed to satisfy the Completion Degree requirements, including both transfer credits and credits earned at Wilmington University.
Choose three upper level (300-400) courses from the following prefixes:
CSC, CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, VFP, and HIT (for BAT majors only)
*Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.
The following courses or their equivalents are pre-requisites for a completion degree in Applied Technology:
CTA 206 Computer Applications or CTA 210 Intro to Technology
MAT 205 Survey of Mathematics
Design or Methods of Technology Elective (VFP 100, DSN 121, DSN 235, or TEC 215)
Programming, Scripting, Web Design Elective (CSC 100, CSC 345, GMD 110, or SEC 290)
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
IST 7000 Data Management
IST 7020 Analysis, Modeling, and Design
IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking
IST 7060 Project and Change Management
IST 7100 IT Policy and Strategy
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
IPM 6015 Project Scoping and Scheduling
IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management
IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management
IPM 6050 Agile Project Management
IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.