Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Outdoor Product Design and Development - BS


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA*

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     OPDD 3400: Color Theory & Design   3    

OPDD 1000: Product Concept Sketching  

3     FCSE 1040: Introductory Sewing for Outdoor Products   3    
OPDD 1050: Fundamentals of Design   3     TEE 1200: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design   3    
OPDD 1100: Introduction to Product Creation   3     TEE 1030: Material Processing Systems   3    
OPDD 1700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar   1     Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 Prefer: CHEM 1010  or CHEM 1110 ,or PHYS 1010 , PHYS 1200 , PHYS 1800 , or PHYS 2210  
TEE 1010: Communications Technology   3            
C or better in content classes is required

Comments: C or better in content classes is required

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD 4420: Digital Design Technologies for Outdoor Products I   3     OPDD 1750: History of the Outdoor Product Industry   3    
OPDD 4430: Digital Design Technologies for Outdoor Products II   3     OPDD 2800: Sustainable Design and Operations   3    
OPDD 3030: Design Thinking, Methods, and Materials   3     OPDD 2700: Applied Material Science   3    
OPDD 1700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar   1     Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3 Choose any
FCSE 2040: Intermediate Clothing Construction Skills, Principles and Alterations   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
      TEE 4230: Advanced Materials and Processing Systems   3    
Comments C or better in content classes is required

 

Comments C or better in content classes is required

PORTFOLIO REVIEW: ALL STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO TO DETERMINE IF ELIGIBLE TO MOVE ON TO STUDIO COURSES.  MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 2.5 OVERALL GPA AND MINIMUM 3.0 OPDD GPA.  

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD 4440: Aesthetics, Human Factors, and Brand Image   3   Developing as CI OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
FCSE 3030: Textile Science (DSC/QI)   4     OPDD Technical Elective 3 See List/Advisor
OPDD 3760: Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio I    3    

OPDD 3200: Creative Teams: Strategies for Successful Designers and Developers  

3    
OPDD Technical Elective 3 See List/Advisor Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 Prefer: CMST 1020  or CMST 2110 , or PHIL 2400  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Choose any OPDD 3770: Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio II   3    
      Breadth Life Science (BLS)    3 Prefer: WILD 2200, ENVS 1350, or WATS 1200
Comments

C or better in content classes is required

Comments

C or better in content classes is required

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD Technical Elective 2 See List/Advisor OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    3 Choose any Exploration (breadth) 3 Choose any
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 Prefer: APEC 1600  or ECN 1500   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   Choose any
OPDD 4750: Senior Design Studio I   3   Developing as CI OPDD Techical Elective 1   See List/Advisor
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   3 Choose any OPDD 4760: Senior Design Studio II   3    
      OPDD 4770: Senior Exhibit   1    
Comments

C or better in content classes is required

Comments

C or better in content classes is required

* There is a portfolio review for all students. Portfolios will be due at the sophomore spring level within the program and will determine whether they can continue on to studio, resubmit the following year, or will need to find a new major.  Students must have a minimum 2.5 Overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 OPDD GPA to submit.  Students must have C or better in content classes.

For more information contact Misty Balls (advisor) by email at misty.balls@usu.edu or by phone at 435-797-7091.

Other Requirements:

Students will need access to the following software programs by either purchasing their own or using a campus computer lab. It is strongly suggested that they meet with faculty before purchases are made as changes could occur.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Solidworks

Autodesk Fusion 360

Keyshot

Autodesk Sketchbook