Academic Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

This Bachelor’s program requires an accredited associate degree in Automated Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, or Mechatronics before full acceptance into the degree program.

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
Select one of the following:
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Calculus II
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab.
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab.
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Choose one course from each of the following two sections.
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 13
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
Gen. Ed. Elect.:
Select three additional general education courses from any above not already taken or from this list of additional Humanities courses: 9
American Studies, 17th - 19th Century
American Studies, 20th Century
Foundations of Human Physiology.
Genetics and Society
Human Biology and Society
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Science
Understanding English Grammar
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
African American Literature
Introduction to Film
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Comparative Religion
Introductory Spanish I: Business
Major Requirements 2,3,4
Technical Courses in Discipline (transfer-in block with Associate's Degree) 542
AMMG U300Manufacturing Leadership I3
AMMG U330Manufacturing Work Practices3
AMMG U415Manufacturing Quality3
AMMG U410Manufacturing Leadership II3
AMMG U420Manufacturing Project Management3
AMMG U450Operational Excellence3
AMMG U500Senior Seminar3
Upper Level Electives or Minor 3,6
AMM Majors may select Upper Level Electives (12 hours) or a Minor (18 hours).12-18
Select three credits3
Total Hours 121

Program Entry Requirements: Students must possess an accredited associate degree in Automated Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, or Mechatronics. 


Students placing into the U201 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in electives, if hours are required by the major.


A maximum of 76 hours, including 42 hours of technical courses, may be transferred from a technical college curriculum. All courses transferred for degree credit must be a minimum grade of “C."


A minimum grade of C is required and an AMMG course used to meet AMM major requirements may not be taken more than twice. Attempts include receiving a "W", "WF", and "Audit". Appeals to this policy may be made to the Chair of Informatics and Engineering Systems.


To receive an Advanced Manufacturing Management degree, students must complete at least 15 hours of major course credit at USC Upstate.


Technical content transfers in from the associate degree in a mechatronics area.


Upper Level Electives include 300 level or higher courses and any course accepted by the University as meeting the requirements of a cognate.