Bachelor of Science

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Commercial Multimedia

Students who choose the Commercial Multimedia major will learn how to operate their own commercial photography studio or work for one, and learn skills to prepare for other such professions as photo editor, photo re-toucher, photographic assistant, and other fields of visual communication and applied arts. Students will learn the principles of digital photography and digital imaging technologies as it relates to the commercial photography field, including advertising, editorial, portrait, event and wedding.

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Engineering Technology

Engineering technology emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering techniques to a variety of real-world problems. Application is the key word in this definition, in that engineering technology emphasizes practical applications as well as theory. Engineering technologists work in the job spectrum between the engineer and the skilled technician, with responsibilities closest to those of the engineer.

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Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industrial and systems engineers work to improve operations and cut costs in a career fields such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and business. This engineering program is all about gaining efficiency, improving logistics and optimizing outcomes to remain competitive.

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Industrial Distribution

Industrial distribution professionals help manage the global supply chain and coordinate transportation systems. They focus primarily on the distribution of products produced or used by manufacturers, construction companies, and municipalities. The goal is to optimize systems for maximum efficiency, minimum cost, quality improvement, safety, and other interests to the stakeholders.

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Technology Management

Technology Management is a field of study designed to prepare technical management-oriented professionals. The various options in Technology Management cover the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems for their associated field.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UAS are increasingly used in a variety of fields, including law enforcement, agriculture, surveying and photography. This program trains students to understand the electrical and mechanical systems and the programmed control of the drones. Moreover, it covers concepts in aviation, sensor systems, mission planning and UAS policy and safety.

Bachelor of Science in Education

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Technology and Engineering Education

Students will develop technical and teaching competencies to prepare them to teach in high school technology and engineering programs (grades 9-12). Areas of content include: communication technology; energy & power technology; materials & processes technology; and organization & administration skills..

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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology

The Department of Polytechnic Studies offers the associate of applied science in computer technology with the following options:

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Pre-Professional Program: Pre-Architecture

The purpose of the one-year pre-professional program is to provide preparatory educational experiences for those seeking to apply for admission to another University for the completion of a professionally accredited degree in architecture, interior architecture or landscape architecture. The coursework provides an important opportunity for students to explore their interests and level of commitment before applying to an architecture school (but doesn’t guarantee that all the courses will transfer).

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Minors are offered in the following areas:

  • Architectural Design
  • Computer Networking
  • Commercial Photography
  • Electronic Technology
  • Graphic Communications Technology
  • Industrial Management


Polytechnic Building 216
Department of Polytechnic Studies
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701