Technological Leadership, BS
At a Glance: program details
Required Courses (Major Map)
In the BS degree program in technological leadership, students learn complex problem-solving, technical design thinking and leadership skills. Coursework focuses on individual and team-based research, technology design, intensive internships and fundamental skills in writing, math and coding.
Offered by the Interplanetary Initiative, this major consists of an interdisciplinary blend of student-driven classroom learning and hands-on projects. In inquiry classes, students use an innovative inquiry cycle to explore big questions associated with human society and space exploration. Examples of these questions include, "What will the moon look like after human settlement?" and "How can we create and sustain a human biosystem in space?" 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 in order to address research opportunities or practical challenges, and to gain valuable experience in the workplace before graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Graduates with this degree are prepared for a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in diverse industries, such as software and technology, energy, aerospace, finance, law and education. They are prepared to succeed in many areas, such as:
- academic research
- business strategy
- data analytics
- engineering management
- management consulting
- product management
- project management
- systems engineering
- technology transfer
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:
- Growth: -8.2%
- Median Salary*: 189520
- Growth: 3.3%
- Median Salary*: 128620
Architectural and Engineering Managers
- Growth: 4.1%
- Median Salary*: 159920
Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Growth: 2%
- Median Salary*: 75910
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
With more than 300 Global Education program opportunities available to them, technological leadership students are able to tailor their experience to their unique interests and skill sets. Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, students build communication skills, learn to adapt and persevere, and are exposed to research and internships across the world, increasing their professional network.
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.