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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Outdoor Product Design and Development - BS


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  • For more information about Outdoor Product Design and Development, see the website.
  • 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 log on to Degree Works  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: The highest math requirement for this degree is track specific:

 

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:

Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   Breadth American Institutions (BAI)    3  

OPDD 1000: Product Concept Sketching  

3     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
OPDD 1100: Introduction to Product Creation    3     OPDD 1050: Fundamentals of Design   3    
Quantitative Literacy (QL) (See specific track for STAT course required.)  3-4  minimum grade of C- or better OPDD 1750: History of Outdoor Products   3    
TEE 1010: Graphic Communication Technologies   3     TEE 1200: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design   3    
  16        15  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  3 CHEM 1010 PHYS 1010 PHYS 1200 , or PHYS 1800   Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
FCSE 1040: Introductory Sewing for Outdoor Products   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
OPDD 1700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar   1     FCSE 2040: Intermediate Clothing Construction Skills, Principles and Alterations  or TEE 2030: Wood-Based Manufacturing Systems   3  or 3    
OPDD 2420: Digital Technologies for 2-D Design   3     OPDD 2430: Digital Technologies for 3-D Design   3    
TEE 1030: Material Processing Systems   3     PORTFOLIO DUE*    
  16     15  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

*PORTFOLIO REVIEW: All students must submit a portfolio to determine if they are eligible to move on to studio course. Students must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 OPDD GPA.  

Design Track: Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FCSE 3030: Textile Science (DSC/QI)   4     Integrated Studies Course  3  
OPDD 3030: Design Thinking, Methods, and Materials   3     OPDD 2700: Applied Material Science   3    
OPDD 3400: Color Theory & Design   3    

OPDD 2800: Sustainable Design and Operations  

3    
OPDD 3760: Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio I   3     OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below. OPDD 3770: Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio II   3    
      OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below.
  16     16  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Design Track: Summer Semester

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD 4250: Outdoor Product Design and Development Industry Experience   1-6   3 credits required      
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Design Track: Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI)   3   Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
OPDD 4440: Aesthetics, Human Factors, and Brand Image   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
OPDD 4750: Senior Design Studio I   3     OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below. OPDD 4760: Senior Design Studio II   3    
      OPDD 4770: Senior Exhibit   1    
      OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below.
  12     14  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Development Track: Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FCSE 3030: Textile Science (DSC/QI)   4     Integrated Studies Course 3  
MGT 3700: Operations Management   2-3   minimum grade of B- or better; 2 credits required MGT 3600: Project Management   2    
MIS 1100: Excel for Business Analysis   1     OPDD 2700: Applied Material Science   3    
MIS 2100: Data and Information in Business   3     OPDD 2800: Sustainable Design and Operations   3    
OPDD 3030: Design Thinking, Methods, and Materials   3     OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
OPDD Technical Elective 3 See list below. OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below.
  16     15  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Development Track: Summer Semester

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD 4250: Outdoor Product Design and Development Industry Experience   1-6   3 credits required      
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Development Track: Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI)   3   ASTE 4900: Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity   1-6   3 credits required
FIN 3200: Financial Management   3     Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
MGT 4600: Negotiations   2     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    
MGT 5730: Lean Continuous Improvement   3     MGT 4720: Sales and Operations Planning   2    
OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below. MGT 4790: Managing Global Value Chains   2    
      OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
  13     16  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Product Line Management: Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FCSE 3030: Textile Science (DSC/QI)   4     Integrated Studies Course  3  
MIS 1100: Excel for Business Analysis   1     FIN 3200: Financial Management   3    
MIS 2100: Data and Information in Business   3     MSLE 4510: Consumer Behavior   2    
MSLE 3500: Fundamentals of Marketing   3   minimum grade of B or better OPDD 2700: Applied Material Science   3    
OPDD 3030: Design Thinking, Methods, and Materials   3     OPDD 2800: Sustainable Design and Operations   3    
OPDD 3400: Color Theory & Design   3     OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
  17     15  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Product Line Management: Summer Semester

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

OPDD 4250: Outdoor Product Design and Development Industry Experience   1-6   3 credits required      
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Product Line Management: Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI)   3   ASTE 4900: Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity   1-6   3 credits required
MSLE 3855: Sustainability Marketing   2     Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
MSLE 4532: Data-Driven Decision Making   2     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    
OPDD 4440: Aesthetics, Human Factors, and Brand Image   3     MSLE 4533: Big Market Insights from Big Data   2    
OPDD Technical Elective  3 See list below. MSLE 4590: Marketing Strategy   3    
      OPDD 3700: Outdoor Product Design & Development Professional Seminar II   1    
  13     15  
Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Comments

Students need a minimum grade of C in required core classes.

Undergraduate students must matriculate (be accepted) to the program. Matriculation is based on completion of required core courses along with a portfolio of work. Matriculation portfolios will be submitted spring of the student's sophomore year.

Students must have the following to submit a portfolio to be matriculated into the Outdoor Product Design and Development major:

Students will receive additional information about the portfolio process in OPDD 1700 . For more information, please visit https://opdd.usu.edu.

Minimum grades of C are required for all required core courses.

Advising: Appointments can be made at https://caas.usu.edu/advising or by calling (435) 797-2282. 

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
  • Keyshot
  • Rhinoceros 3-D

OPDD Quantitative Literacy (QL) and Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Requirements


The Quantitative Literacy (QL) course requires a grade of C- or better.

Development Track


Courses require a grade of C or better.

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