Mar 19, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education


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Department Head: Bruce E. Miller

Location: Agricultural Systems Technology and Education 101C

Phone: (435) 797-2230

Fax: (435) 797-4002

E-mail: bruce.miller@usu.edu

Website: aste.usu.edu

Undergraduate Academic Advisors:

Logan- Misty Balls, AGRS 423, (435) 797-7091, misty.balls@usu.edu, appointments: caas.usu.edu/advising or call (435) 797-2282

Logan- Marci Chidester, AGRS 417 or ASTE 103, (435) 797-8434, marci.chidester@usu.edu, appointments: caas.usu.edu/advising or call (435) 797-2282

Logan- Aviation Technology: Kaylee Roholt, IS 112A, (435)797-1795, kaylee.roholt@usu.edu, appointments: caas.usu.edu/advising or call (435) 797-2282

Logan- Caisa Shoop, AGRS 420, (435)797-4275, caisa.shoop@usu.edu, appointments: caas.usu.edu/advising or call (435) 797-2282

Regional Campuses: Go to homepage: www.usu.edu, click on Campuses tab and then select your site. Most pages then have an advising link.

Full Details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for these programs of study can be found at aste.usu.edu/assessment.

Overview

The School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields of agriculture, applied sciences, aviation, business, machinery, outdoor product, and technology. Additionally, opportunities are available for teacher licensure in Agricultural Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Technology and Engineering Education.

The School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education is accessible to students throughout Utah with faculty located at Utah State University campus, in Logan and several regional campuses. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Accommodations are made for those unable to attend class in a traditional setting through Utah State University's regional campus program. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical education (vocational) certifications.

Full Details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for these programs of study can be found at aste.usu.edu/assessment.

Undergraduate Programs

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education is to apply the Land Grant University philosophy to teaching & learning, discovery, research, and outreach. The School applies a multidisciplinary systems science approach for the resolution of family, agricultural and applied science matters through the advancement of education, technology transfer, scientific inquiry, and agricultural mechanization.
  • We prepare educators in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and technology and engineering education.
  • We apply research-guided practices as we recruit, prepare, and provide instruction for individuals in agricultural, aviation, family and consumer sciences, and technological advancement careers.
  • We serve the people and dispense research-based information as we assist them with family, agricultural and technology issues, literacy, needs, opportunities, and challenges.
  • We value serving all populations, developing the whole person, responding to the needs of the marketplace, and functioning as a part of the total higher education system.
  • We use proven educational processes which include formal and informal instruction, experiential learning, leadership, and personal development at an undergraduate, graduate, and community-based level.

The School brings enthusiasm to the mission of Utah State University in supporting student-centered instruction. We believe in teaching students to be contributing members of their communities and societies.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education are the same as those described for the University for incoming freshman and most transfer students. See individual program listings for additional information and requirements.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program offers students in all colleges and majors the unique opportunity to deepen their educational experience with hands-on practical applications of their academic knowledge. The Honors Program admits incoming, transfer, and existing USU students based on application. High achieving students with at least one year remaining are encouraged to apply.  See the University Honors Program catalog entry and website (honors.usu.edu) for more information.

Additional Information

For further information about undergraduate programs and requirements, visit the website: aste.usu.edu

Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements

See general admission requirements. Applications will be considered throughout the year. However, students who wish to be considered for financial aid must apply by February 1 for the coming academic year. No application will be considered until all required information arrives at the office of the School of Graduate Studies.

Research

The Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, a component of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, supports graduate work in several areas of Agricultural Systems Technology and Education. Other state and federal agencies also support research in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education.

Financial Assistance

Both departmental and formal grant support are available to graduate students and are awarded on a competitive basis. Students requesting financial support should apply to the department.

Research assistantships are available through faculty members who have ongoing projects with the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station or who hold special research grants from the University, private companies, or state-federal agencies. Acceptance to pursue graduate study does not guarantee the student financial assistance.

Requirement Changes

Graduation requirements described in this catalog are subject to change. Students should check with their advisor concerning possible changes.
 

FACULTY - College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences  
 

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