+ Quality Systems
Quality Systems (QS) major emphasizes quality
principles designed to provide professional
preparation for emerging leaders in change and
improvement while integrating science, mathematics,
engineering, and technology (STEM) in non-traditional
ways. The QS major, originating in manufacturing,
has emerged as an interdisciplinary area of
study now being applied in health care, services,
construction, government, education, and retail
organizations, among others.
Society for Quality (ASQ) rubrics and certification
requirements form the foundation for courses
in the QS major. This includes six sigma and
lean improvement systems within QS/International
Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 documentation
standards. The quality discipline is widely
known to be applicable as a way to improve individually,
in teams, and across organizations; it is a
systematic way of thinking that is critical
to solving complex technical problems.
systems in QS courses use applied research and
problem solving for project management and completion
of work in teams. Online delivery systems in
QS courses parallel shifts to electronic management
methods used for achieving global enterprise
competitiveness. Quality engineer, quality manager,
ISO technical coordinator, process improvement,
quality transformation team leader, change manager,
and lean sigma champion are typical QS major
known as "2+2 degree completion,"
the QS major is based on a completed associate
degree in STEM-related professional areas for
students desiring a BS in Technology degree.
Students may complete some hours at locations
other than BGSU, based on advisement, and remaining
requirements online through BGSU.
for 2010-2011 course requirements