May 25, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Applied Management (B.S.)


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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

General Information


Admission to the major is limited to students holding an A.A.S. degree in a discipline directly related to one of the program emphases. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (29-41 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level, and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. Up to 30 hours of proficiency credit can be applied toward the 120-credit-hour university graduation requirements with the approval of the department adviser and chair. The completion of a culminating experience (e.g., senior seminar, capstone course or project, or internship, etc.) is required for all majors.

Emphasis 1. Computer Science (28-29)


One of the following (3)


One of the following (3)


Electives (3-4)


One additional computer science course numbered above CSCI 300 (3-4).
Restriction: A student may not elect to take both CSCI 350 and CSCI 490Q.
 

Total Hours for Emphasis 1: 49-50


Emphasis 2. Public Safety (27)


Required Courses (12)


Total Hours for Emphasis 2: 48


Emphasis 3. Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation


The emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation is designed to provide students with occupationally-relevant skills and knowledge in the area of instructional design and assessment, training and learning media development, and human performance technology.

Students in will acquire the conceptual and technical basis of instructional design, obtain hands-on experience with various interactive and evaluation technologies and programming, and have the opportunity to engage in collaborative works in authentic environments. Moreover, students will be participating in internships or portfolio development to gain valuable hands-on experience in the working world and increase their chances for future employment.

Prerequisites are required in the area of communications, media production, computer applications (including, but not limited to, word processing and slide show software), psychology, and math. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (29-41 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level, and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. It is expected that students needing to complete additional general education course work would be able to do so at their community colleges with course selection assistance from a department adviser. This program is open to students with an A.A.S. degree; who also have technical knowledge and skills in a related area through certification courses/training or other demonstrable evidence accepted by the department faculty. Up to 30 proficiency credits may be awarded for learning experiences and education in an area related to the emphasis. Proficiency credit will be awarded on a per-course basis, and proficiency will be determined using one of three criteria: (1) performance on a department-administered proficiency exam, (2) attainment of one or more technical certificates or licenses earned in the field, or (3) evaluation by a review committee consisting of faculty members and adviser(s) of a submitted portfolio demonstrating professional expertise/competence in the area relevant to the proficiency credit being requested. Attained proficiency credits may be used for this emphasis only, and may not be applied to other emphases in the B.S. in Applied Management degree program.

This is primarily an online program.

Required Courses (25)


Total Hours for Emphasis 3, Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation: 46


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