Undergraduate Areas of Study

Technology Concentration

Feb. 1, 1993 — AOS Guidelines: Science, Mathematics and Technology

The technological professions require:

  • an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles
  • a detailed knowledge of relevant practices and procedures whereby those principles are applied operationally.

The technologist is typically a practical person who is interested in the application of theoretical principles and in the organization of people for the achievement of practical ends.

Studies in technology include study of basic sciences with emphasis on application. Depending upon the specific technology and the scientific base of that technology, concentrations in technological fields should include:

  • mathematics, for technologies based on physical or engineering sciences; mathematical study should go at least through introductory calculus
  • physical or biological sciences
  • knowledge of computers and computer applications
  • hands-on exposure to processes, methods and procedures
  • economics and management principles, if appropriate.