BS Technological Leadership

Are you ready to become a leader in the science and technology fields of the future? Learn key skills in collaborative research, technology design and interdisciplinary leadership, which prepare you to solve tomorrow's most challenging problems.

Program Description

In ASU's three-year BS degree program in technological leadership, students learn complex problem-solving, technical design thinking and leadership. Coursework focuses on individual and team-based research and design, intensive internships and fundamental skills in writing, math and coding.

The heart of this major consists of an interdisciplinary blend of classroom learning and hands-on projects, taken each semester. In inquiry classes, students use an innovative inquiry process to explore big questions both independently and in teams. Examples of these questions include "What will the moon look like after human settlement?" and "What is the future of cars?" In hands-on classes, students use technical design thinking processes with software and lab tools to create physical products, digital solutions, or service designs that address complex challenges in the world of science and technology.

In addition, immersive internships provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge from academic courses to address research opportunities or real-world challenges and gain valuable experience in the workplace before graduation.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 251 - Calculus for Life Sciences
  • Math Intensity: Moderate program math intensity moderate

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

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Career Outlook

Graduates with this degree are prepared for a wide range of exciting career opportunities in many industries, such as software and technology, energy, aerospace, finance, law and education. They are prepared to succeed in a variety of roles, such as:

  • business strategy
  • data and analytics
  • engineering management
  • general management
  • operations
  • product development
  • product or program management
  • project management
  • teaching

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst

  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: -10.0%
  • Median Salary*: $185,950

Computer Software Quality Engineer

  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Engineering Manager

  • Growth: 2.6%
  • Median Salary*: $149,530
Green Occupation

General Manager (GM)

  • Growth: 5.8%
  • Median Salary*: $103,650
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 3.4%
  • Median Salary*: $141,080

Social Services Director

  • Growth: 17.0%
  • Median Salary*: $69,600
  Bright Outlook

Technical Sales Engineer

  • Growth: 6.3%
  • Median Salary*: $108,830
  Bright Outlook

Technical Writer

  • Growth: 7.4%
  • Median Salary*: $74,650
  Bright Outlook

Technology Education Teacher, High School

  • Growth: 2.3%
  • Median Salary*: $62,460

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

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