Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Instructional Design and Technology Online

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Experience a hands-on, project-based curriculum delivered by expert faculty
Enjoy expanding job opportunities in instructional design and technology-related jobs
Develop expertise that lends itself to a variety of jobs and organizations

Instructional Design and Technology, B.S. Overview

The University of West Florida’s fully online Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program provides students with a holistic perspective of human performance improvement based on foundations of instructional design, instructional technology and human performance technology. Throughout the program, instructional design and technology students demonstrate what they have learned through classroom assignments, hands-on activities, applied research and creative activities. Instructional designers and technologists are skilled in identifying the interrelationships and interdependencies of all the components of the learning system, including but not limited to: the learners, the instructor or facilitator, the information to be learned, how the learning will be used, the delivery environment and infrastructure support.

The curriculum emphasizes collaborative and individualized projects, building skills and engaging students in the application of classroom knowledge in real-world settings. All students are required to develop an electronic portfolio and complete a capstone project, demonstrating mastery of the program-level learning outcomes. Our faculty are experienced, responsive and caring. They provide invaluable, one-on-one feedback to every student.

After completing this program, students will be prepared for employment as training and development specialists, instructional designers, and face-to-face and online educators. Graduates from UWF’s online B.S. in instructional design and technology program are prepared for roles in healthcare, government, U.S. military, business, corporate positions, K–12 and higher education, or any organization that has a need to improve performance or integrate technology in the workplace.

UWF’s bachelors in instructional design and technology is one of the only undergraduate programs of its kind, and the only one in the Florida State University system.

If graduate school is in your future, our accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program allows prospective students who meet the requirements to complete up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework as an undergraduate student. For admission to the Accelerated Instruction Design & Technology BS/MEd program, students must schedule a meeting with their undergraduate faculty advisor and graduate advisor to discuss and develop a degree plan.

Hear a UWF Instructional Design & Technology B.S. student explain what the program is and what it means to him personally and professionally. View the video here.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Those seeking employment as training and development specialists, instructional designers, face-to-face educators and online educators
  • Those passionate about improving performance or integrating technology in the workplace
  • Recent high school graduates, non-traditional students seeking to enter the workforce or change careers and current/former military

You Will Be Able To:

  • Analyze individual and organizational performance problems from education and human performance perspectives
  • Develop performance improvement goals based on analysis of data and desired outcomes
  • Design and develop instructional and performance solutions
  • Develop strategies for implementation and evaluation of those solutions
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Apply appropriate codes of ethics