The quality systems online degree is an eCampus program from the College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering.

A BGSU Quality Systems Bachelor of Science student taking 100% online courses from their current job as a quality engineer
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Bachelor of Science in Technology

Quality Systems

Graduates of the BGSU quality systems online bachelor of science degree completion program will be qualified for high-demand, high-paying positions in major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, government, military, education, service operations, retail, engineering, banking, finance and construction. Already have a bachelor's degree? Check out our graduate certificate in quality systems.

Upgrade your existing technical two-year associate’s degree by adding the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. Prepare for roles in Quality Engineering, Quality management and as Quality Technicians.

Accreditation

The Quality Systems Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

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About the Program

Bachelors of Science in Technology – Degree in Quality Systems

The Quality Systems (QS) major emphasizes quality principles designed to provide professional preparation for emerging leaders while integrating science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM). The QS major, originating in manufacturing, has emerged as an interdisciplinary area of study now being applied in health care, services, construction, government, engineering, education, military and retail organizations.

Valuing your previous experience

Also known as "2+2 degree completion," the QS major requires a completed associate degree in a STEM-related professional area for students considering a BS in Technology bachelor’s degree. Students may complete some hours at locations other than BGSU, based on advisement and remaining requirements online through BGSU.  All courses are delivered 100% online in a 7-week format via BGSU eCampus.

A degree in quality systems prepares individuals for careers in the manufacturing, healthcare, government, military, education, service operations, engineering, banking, finance and construction industries. 

Quality systems is an expanding field essential to every discipline.  Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Technology majoring in quality systems obtain positions as quality engineers, quality technicians, quality managers, Kaizen Champions, Continuous Improvement Leaders and Lean Enterprise Leaders.

Program Information 

Program Requirements

Most Ohio regionally accredited, two-year community colleges offer transferable associate degrees for the quality systems major.  The Quality Systems program requires 124 hours of the appropriate coursework to graduate. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from BGSU and 40 credit hours of 3000/4000 level courses are required.

The Quality Systems Bachelor of Science in Technology is a transfer-friendly program - Thirty-six hours of applied, technical courses demonstrating proficiency in a recognized, technical area can be transferred from your previous undergraduate-level coursework.

Current details on core course requirements, BG perspective requirements, electives and university requirements are available.

Your Degree, Your Way

Completing your required university credits 100% online means you can work at your own pace, around your schedule. The online programs offer the significant benefits of greater scheduling freedom and savings on time and travel costs.

With online delivery and straightforward requirements for entry and graduation, the quality systems bachelor of science in technology opens doors to new career paths, knowledge and skills.

All work done in quality systems courses is team-based in a project context similar to how actual professional functions pursue quality improvement. The curriculum is also designed to facilitate project-based course work via an applied research emphasis. All courses are taken 100% online.

Program Objectives

Program Educational Objective 1: The Quality Systems Technology program prepares individuals to be proficient in the areas of quality improvement, process improvement, quality leadership and proficient in the application of quantitative and qualitative quality tools within a manufacturing and/or service environment. 

Program Educational Objective 2: The program will prepare graduates to function as an individual, effective team member and quality professional using oral and written verbal communication skills. 

Program Educational Objective 3: The program will prepare graduates to value their profession and to recognize the global impacts of the quality profession on society.  Graduates will recognize the professional need to continually improve and stay current in their career while executing the duties of a quality professional ethically, as described by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Co-op

All students in the College are required to complete 2 or 3 co-ops, depending on your major. This course carries credit and is graded. It is full-time (40 hrs/week) for the entire semester or part-time (20 hrs/week) for two consecutive semesters, paid and must be directly related to your major.

BGSU eCampus Quality Matters recognition

BGSU is the only university in Ohio to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. You can be confident you'll receive the same support as our on-campus students. All BGSU student and academic services are fully accommodated online, from accessing the University Libraries materials to academic advising to remote sessions for technical support.

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Easy enrollment

Complete an application form online for the associate of technical study online program Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.

If for some reason, all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Lean Systems for Mfg & Service App
  • Quantitative Tools for Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Project Management in Technological Settings
  • Six Sigma Systems
  • Business Communication 
  • Core Tools of Quality Systems 
  • Capstone in Quality Systems

The American Society for Quality Reported in December 2019 a median salary of $102,825 for Quality Manager and $86,335 for a Quality Engineer.

Career

Quality professionals achieve excellence through quality. Quality professionals help their organizations thrive in disruption, using quality principles to enable transformation and growth.

Quality 4.0 is a part of the fourth industrial revolution, but it is more than just using new technology. It’s a new way for quality engineers and leaders to manage quality with today’s digital tools.

Graduates of the bachelor of science in technology online quality systems degree will be well placed to implement and lead Quality 4.0 projects and design their professional development.

Combined with job experience, graduates often pursue various ASQ certifications such as Certified Quality Engineer, Manager Quality and Organizational Excellence, Quality Technician, or Six Sigma Green and Black Belt.

Go Far in your career

  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Quality Manager, Kaizen Champion
  • Continuous Improvement Leader
  • Lean Enterprise Leader

Steps to Apply

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Submit Your Application Online

Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.

If for some reason, all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.

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Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts

Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent electronically or directly to:

Office of Admissions
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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll

Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete.  

As your registration date approaches, you will receive emails about how to participate in an online, telephone or in person Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR).  During your SOAR appointment, you will register for classes.

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from the
College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering

Advance Your Career

One of the rewards of working as a quality professional is that you are not limited to a single industry or segment. All types of organizations, from global manufacturing corporations to small service-oriented businesses, from healthcare systems to educational institutions, can benefit from implementing quality approaches, which puts you in demand.

$75,881 BGSU Quality Systems graduates average starting salary

100% of BGSU Quality Systems graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS)

Bowling Green State University has once again been named one of the top universities in the United States for veterans by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings.

The BGSU NTMSS service is available in-person or remotely. It provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges. The NTMSS staff are familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

Student Learning Outcomes:   

Bachelors of Science in Technology – Degree in Quality Systems

  • Quality System graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of quality, mathematics, science, engineering and technology to solve broadly-defined quality related problems appropriate to the quality systems discipline.

  • Quality System graduates will have an ability to design quality management systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs of stakeholders for broadly-defined quality related problems appropriate to the discipline;

  •  Quality System graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

  • Quality System graduates will have an ability to conduct quality assurance related standard tests, measurements and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to reduce variation and improve processes.

  • Quality System graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member, as well as a leader, on technical and project teams.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The bachelor of science quality systems program does not lead to professional licensure.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Quality Systems program is a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 07/11/2022 02:17PM