Bachelor of Science Quality Assurance
The fully online BSQA program is offered through Cal State Online. For further information, speak with a Cal State Online coach at 800-99-CSU-TO(DAY) or 800-992-7886.
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The online Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance (BSQA) degree program blends the basic sciences with the technologies, management principles, quality concepts and statistical tools
needed to prepare professionals for careers in Quality Assurance, and to enhance the careers
of working professionals in the field or those looking to enter the field, who seek an understanding of current quality concepts. Those students more interested in the technical areas of Quality can pursue a Measurement Science option (link to CSUDH catalogue).
covered include lean manufacturing, quality improvement, measurement
systems failure analysis, technical documentation, technical communications, statistical
quality control and inspection, the manufacturing process, electrical metrology, quality
auditing, measurement uncertainty, dimensional metrology, physical metrology safety
and reliability, and value based quality.
The online and on-site BSQA programs are designed primarily as upper-division transfer
programs for students who have completed the majority of their lower-division general
education courses. Both the online and on-site programs require no on-campus attendance.
Courses are offered throughout the year on a trimester basis.
professionals in Quality Assurance for careers in the design,
manufacture and support of products and service
the needs and interests of the Quality Assurance professional
through a combination
of theoretical and practical course work, independent study, and interaction with fellow
students and leading professionals.
a well-rounded learning experience as well as preparation
for advanced studies
(e.g. Masters Degree) by means of a broad-based curriculum that includes a culminating
project or a practical off-campus internship.
- Enables students to customize their programs of study to include areas of personal and professional interest, including a concentration in measurement science
problem-solving skills with a customer-based focus leading
the continuous improvement of process, product and service
BSQA Learning Outcomes
1. Apply principles and tools from quality and measurement science in problem solving and the measuring of reliability and performance in production and service industries.
2. Explain how technology transforms management systems
3. Evaluate workplace systems and processes, Recognize system failures scientifically and synthesize data to form solutions.
4. Express clearly problems, processes and standard solutions in a variety of technical and business communications
5. Measure and evaluate reliability for simple and complex systems
6. Conduct independent research using print and electronic media
BSQA Professional Affiliations
The American Society for Quality
ASQ is the world's leading authority on quality. With more than 100,000 individual and organizational members, this professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. http://www.asq.org
Los Angeles Section of The American Society for Quality http://www.asqla.org
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST was founded in 1901 as the nation’s first federal physical science research laboratory.
Visit the website to learn about current projects and services. http://www.nist.gov
Measurement Science Conference (MSC)
The Measurement Science Conference was founded in 1970 to promote education and professionalism in measurement science and related disciplines. http://www.msc-conf.com