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Proposed Major in Technology, Design, and Interaction (Bachelor of Science)

About the TDI Degree

You can launch a career in instructional design, video game design, product design, or multimedia design, all with an emphasis on making the design human-centered with design thinking principles. With a degree in Technology, Design, and Interaction (TDI), you can also launch a career focussed on libraries, makerspaces, and/or information science. Important to any of these career options is good business sense, like project management and entrepreneurship principles. The possibilities are endless and opportunities abundant. There is no undergraduate degree quite like this at Utah State University, or in the entire state of Utah. You can also complete the degree from the comfort of your own home, wherever your home may be, because this degree is available totally online. Explore the degree:


Note: The coursework for this degree is online, but the TDI degree is currently in the approval process. If you are interested in this degree or any of the courses below, your next step is to get on the email list for more information. Click on the "take the next step" button to get on the list.


Course Listings

Course Number Course Name
   required courses:
ITLS 3110 Design Perspectives and Process 1
ITLS 3120 Design Perspectives and Process 2
ITLS 3310 Intro to Information and Media Literacy
ITLS 3350 Computational Thinking
ITLS 3130 Information Design for People—How People Learn
ITLS 5220 Video/Audio Design and Production
ITLS 5230 Graphic Design and Production
ITLS 5265 Internet Development
ITLS 4110 Project Management
ITLS 4130 Data Visualization
ITLS 4160 Measuring Learning and Performance
ASTE 3050 Technical and Professional Communication Principles
  choose one of the following (you need one to finish the degree):
ITLS 4960 Capstone Experience—Senior Project
ITLS 4940 Internship

Choose Two Emphasis Areas to Finish the Degree

Click on each emphasis area to see the course listings.

hands painted with a world map
an open sign in a window for a shop
video game controllers
a group of people meeting around a table for a brainstorming session
graphs and pie charts on a tablet
hand writing in a notebook
a DSLR camera

 The TDI degree is currently in the approval process. You cannot yet apply for the degree. If you are interested in this degree, please get on the email list for more information by clicking the button below.

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Learn More: Admission Requirements and Career Outlook

Before you declare a major in Technology, Design, and Interaction, please make sure you meet the following admission requirements: have at least a 2.0 GPA and the equivalent of an associate’s degree (60 accepted credit hours of general studies or a locked-in associates degree). The associates degree can come from many paths, including from Utah State University Extension or one of the technical colleges paths. To learn more about this degree, get on the email list.

For advisement questions, please email Michelle Wilson (michelle.wilson@usu.edu), the program advisor. She can work with students on an interdisciplinary studies degree while we are awaiting degree approval.

Depending on your path and emphasis areas, a TDI degree may lead you to many different career fields. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the career fields associated with this degree are within the top three fastest growth rate categories for projected growth rates in Utah from 2014 to 2024:

  • Instructional designer   (consider emphasizing in technical communication, multimedia, and/or culturally responsive design)
  • Web developer   (consider emphasizing in game studies and/or multimedia)
  • Training and development manager   (consider emphasizing in new venture management and/or marketing)
  • Project manager   (consider emphasizing in new venture management and/or marketing)
  • Program manager   (consider emphasizing in new venture management and/or marketing)
  • Product manager   (consider emphasizing in product development, new venture management, and/or marketing)
  • Multimedia and eLearning developer consider   (consider emphasizing in multimedia and/or game studies)
  • UX/UI designers   (consider emphasizing in multimedia and/or culturally responsive design)
  • Game designers   (consider emphasizing in game studies and/or multimedia)
  • Graphic designer   (consider emphasizing in multimedia and/or culturally responsive design)
  • Data analyst   (consider emphasizing in marketing and/or culturally responsive design)
  • Technical writer   (consider emphasizing in technical communication and/or multimedia)
  • Content developer   (consider emphasizing in technical communication and/or multimedia)

Note: You would be qualified for most all of these careers with any emphasis areas you choose. The emphasis areas listed with each career option is only suggestive. Also, this list is not comprehensive by any means; there are many more career options available to you.