Ohio University

Technology and Society Certificate

Certificate code CTX31U

Contact: Dr. Rosemary Rossiter

Program Overview

The certificate provides a framework for studies that integrates a broad knowledge of technological opportunities with the needs and desires of society.

Students who earn this certificate acquire specific technical and analytical skills that allow them to critically analyze the interdependence between technologies and societies and broaden their career possibilities.

Careers & Graduate School

Students earning the certificate will be prepared for any career opportunity open to a liberal arts students. In addition, students will have acquired specific analytical skills which will allow them to critically analyze the interdependence between technologies and society, which will broaden career opportunities.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: Criteria for admission to the program is that a student is an undergraduate student in good standing. Students may be from any college or any major.

Change of Program Policy: Students should register for the certificate with the College of Arts and Sciences. Students should also schedule an appointment with the Department of Economics, which will administer the program.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement

The Technology and Society Certificate program requires a minimum of 15 hours.

Required Course

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CAS 2600 - Tech Matters Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 2905 - Technology in World History Credit Hours: 3.0

Humanities, Social Science and Management

Complete two courses from the following:

  • ENG 3490 - History of Books and Printing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ENG 3860 - Composing in New Media Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3130 - Economics of the Environment Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3350 - Economics of Energy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3510 - Agricultural Development Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MDIA 2012 - Media, Communication and Social Change Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MGT 3700 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MGT 3720 - Technology Commercialization Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PSY 2110 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHIL 3200 - Symbolic Logic I Credit Hours: 3.0

Technical Literacy

Complete a minimum of six hours from the following courses:

  • CE 2000 - Civil Engineering Fundamentals Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHE 1000 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CS 1400 - Fundamentals of Computing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CS 2300 - Computer Programming in JAVA Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CS 2400 - Introduction to Computer Science I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • EE 1024 - Introduction to Computer Engineering Credit Hours: 4.0
  • ET 2800 - Engineering and Technology - Overview Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ETM 1030 - Enterprise Computer Methods Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ETM 1100 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 2680 - Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences Credit Hours: 4.0
  • ISE 1100 - Introduction to Computers and Industrial Engineering Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ME 1010 - Mechanical Engineering - Gateway Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MIS 2011 - Introduction to Information Analysis and Design Nonmajor Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MIS 2021- Business Information Systems Nonmajor Credit Hours: 3.0
  • VICO 2561- Introduction to Basic Web Design Credit Hours: 3.0

Criteria for admission to the program is that a student is an undergraduate student in good standing. Students may be from any college or any major.