Instructional Design & Technology

Degree:Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Major:Instructional Design & Technology
Department:Instructional Design & Technology
Building 77, Room 105A
(850) 474-2300
College:Education and Professional Studies
CIP Code:13.0501
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

In addition to the University's general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Instructional Design and Technology must meet the requirements listed below.

  • Completion of all major courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Overall major GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Successful completion of the capstone experience.
  • Completion of an Exit Interview.

Instructional Design & Technology

Program Information

The B.S. in Instructional Design and Technology degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to diagnose organizational performance issues, and apply systems thinking, instructional design, and human performance technology concepts to facilitate learning and performance improvement solutions in business, industry, healthcare, military, and other organizational settings.  Students graduating from this program will be prepared to analyze organizational performance, identify root causes of current or potential deficiencies, and design, develop, implement, and evaluate appropriate solutions. 

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.24


EDG 3661Adult Learning Theory and Curriculum Development +3
EME 2040Introduction to Educational Technology +3
EME 3233Technology Integration Planning +3
EME 3312Technology Supported Learning +3
EME 3351Introduction to Instructional and Performance Technology +3
EME 3624Training Needs Assessment +3
EME 4043Instructional Technology Leadership +3
EME 4083Program Evaluation in Instructional Design and Technology +3
EME 4343Multimedia Design and Development +3
EME 4350Human Performance Technology +3
EME 4352HPT Intervention Selection and Design +3
EME 4673Foundations of Instructional Design +3
EME 4674Development of Instructional Materials +3
EME 4684Instructional Design and Technology Capstone +3
Total Hours42


MAN 4102Management of Diversity3
MAN 4280Business Leadership and Change Management3
Total Hours6

+ Courses included in the major GPA.

Upper Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF's requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.12
Total Hours12

Note: No more than 24 percent of the program requirements may be in traditional business subjects.