Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS)

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OVERVIEW

As online technologies have exploded into mainstream education and corporate training, the need for professionals who are highly qualified in designing, developing, implementing, and assessing instruction has increased. The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies allows students to design a plan of study that brings together course work from three disciplines. will prepare graduates to enter the high-tech, high-need and fast-growing e-learning and corporate training industries.

The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS), offered by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) as part of the Finish@UT program, is a highly flexible degree plan that offers a variety of concentrations. If you have completed the core curriculum or have earned a minimum of 60 credits you can select the concentrations that appeal to you and combine them, creating your own specialized degree. Download the Degree Plan.

“EdTech is poised to be the biggest
and most profitable tech sector.”
TECHCRUNCH, 2016

The fully online minors in Educational Technology and Technology Education & Corporate Training will prepare graduates to enter the high-tech, high-need, and fast-growing e-learning and corporate training industries.

Students enhance their career skills and opportunities by selecting a third minor from a complementary field or discipline.


  • Degree Plan

    DEGREE PLAN

    The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree offers students with and Associate of Applied Science Degree an opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Download the degree plan.

    A – GENERAL EDUCATION CORE – 42 HOURS
          
    Students must fulfill the General Education Core requirements.

    B – AAS DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT – 36 HOURS
          
    AAS degree or equivalent is required. Student wishing Prior Learning Assessment credit
           may contact CAEL or other agencies that provide credit for prior learning assessment.
           (No EXPL)

            Degree Major: _____________________
            Date: ____________________________
            Institution: ________________________

    C – MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 42 HOURS
          
    Choose two advanced specializations, available within advisement. All prerequisites for
           advanced coursework must be met.

    1 – Specialization I – 18-21 hours
    2 – Specialization II – 18-21 hours
    3 – Free Electives – 0-6 hours

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR GRADUATION – 120 HOURS

    TOTAL ADVANCED HOURS – 42 HOURS

  • Courses

    COURSES

    EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (Select 18-21 Hours of which 6 hours must be advanced.)

    • EDTC 3310 - Introduction to Educational Technology
    • EDTC 3320 - Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer
    • EDTC 3321 - Computer/Web-based Training
    • EDTC 3323 - Designing Instructional Multimedia
    • EDTC 3325 - Computer Mediated Communication and Collaboration
    • EDTC 3332 - Instructional Technology Practicum

    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & CORPORATE TRAINING (Select 18-21 Hours of which 6 hours must be advanced.)

    • TECT 3301 - Foundations of Technology Training
    • TECT 3302 - Technology Training Methods and Strategies
    • TECT 3303 - Training Methods in Industry
    • TECT 4304 - Consulting Practice in Technology Training
    • TECT 4305 - Current Issues in Technology Training
    • TECT 4306 - Multicultural Technology Training
    • TECT 4307 - Technology Leadership Foundations
  • Contact Information

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For more information visit UTRGV.edu/EdTech or contact:

    Dr. Irma Jones
    Technology Education & Corporate Training

    Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil
    UTRGV Educational Technology