COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
What makes us great
- 99% of students who earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Applied Science and Technology in spring 2018 were employed or seeking additional education within six months.
- The college offers a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a focus on cybersecurity, the first four-year track of its kind among public universities in Ohio. It is also among the first cybersecurity degree tracks in the country to offer courses in applied cryptography, which are typically offered at the graduate level. Moreover, the University's R.C. Musson and Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation ICS testbed (or simulation lab), the only of its kind in the state, allows companies to simulate and manage cyber threats without putting actual operating systems at risk.
- UA has the only ABET-accredited B.S. in Surveying and Mapping in Ohio. In 2019 UA’s team of six surveying and mapping students won first place in the National Society of Professional Surveyors 18th Annual Student Competition. Also, UA’s surveying and mapping program again received recognition from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) by earning a 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award in the amount of $10,000. UA's program is one of only three to receive the award for four consecutive years.
- The college’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) bachelor's degree program was the first of its kind to be accredited, and the third of its kind to be established, in the world. It is also the only accredited EMHS bachelor's program among public universities in Ohio.