Information Technology

BS in Information Technology - Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Information Technology:

The Information Technology (IT) program offers both a major and a minor in IT. Upon completion of General Studies, pre-major and major core course requirements, students may choose one of the two application domain concentration areas in Network/Database/Web and Medical Informatics.

Summary of Requirements

 

2013-2014

General Studies Courses 

36-40

Pre-Major Courses 

10

Major Core Courses

45

Application Domain Concentration Elective Courses

15

Free Elective Courses

10-14

Total

120 

 

Information Technology Pre-Major Courses 10 hours

ITS 105 Information Technology Fundamentals (3)
ITS 110 Programming Fundamentals (3)
MAT 130 Precalculus (4)*
MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics (3)
*Three of the four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR104; the remaining hour is counted as part of the pre-major course requirements.

Major Core Courses 45 hours

ITS 202 Computer Hardware Essentials (3)
ITS 203 Operating Systems Essentials (3)
ITS 211 Programming Language I (3)
ITS 212 Programming Language II (3)
ITS 321 Database Fundamentals (3)
ITS 322 Database Applications (3)
ITS 331 Computer Networking Fundamentals (3)
ITS 341 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
ITS 351 Web Systems and Digital Media (3)
ITS 361 Information Security Fundamentals (3)
ITS 371 Human Computer Interaction (3)
ITS 381 Social and Professional Issues in IT (3)
ITS 382 IT Technical Writing (3)
ITS 491 Senior Capstone Design Project I (3)
ITS 492 Senior Capstone Design Project II (3) 

Application Domain Concentration Elective Courses 15 hours

The field of IT is broad enough that it has applications in nearly all human endeavors. To function as user advocates, IT students must be able to work effectively with people from other disciplines. The concentration elective courses are designed to provide students with application domain knowledge of their choice. Students must select 15 credit hours in consultation with their faculty advisors from the following concentration categories and associated course lists (NOTE: courses with * are required)

Network/Database/Web Concentration Electives (15 credits):

ITS 423 Database Administration (3)
ITS 432 Network Administration-Client Support (3)
ITS 433 Network Administration-Server Support (3)
ITS 452 Web Programming (3)
ITS 453 E-commerce Application Development (3)
ITS 495 Special Topics (1-3)

Medical Informatics Concentration Electives (15 credits):

BIO 106 Medical Terminology (3)
BIO 107 Principles of Biology for Science Majors I (4)
BIO 108 Principles of Biology for Science Majors II (4)
BIO 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIO 332 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
CHE 107 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE 108 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE 109 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 110 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
ITS 395 Special Topics (1-3)
ITS 495 Special Topics (1-3)

Free Elective Courses 10 hours

IT Industry Certification
Industry-sponsored IT certifications are highly recommended as it has become a general practice by employers to demand a relevant college degree as well as IT certifications for entry level professional jobs. 

 IT Major Internship Requirement
Two summer or semester internships are required. Students can start the internship program in their sophomore year. Our in-house internship coordinator and faculty advisor will work closely with each student on internship preparation, placement, and follow-up.

Requirements for a Minor in Information Technology
The minor in IT consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours of major core and elective courses. The specific courses of study will be determined in consultation with the IT Program Director. Students in all other programs are strongly encouraged to minor in IT as computer skills enhance career opportunities and are essential in the work place.

Laptop and ACM Student Membership Requirements
IT majors and minors are required to have their own laptops. Check the IT Program website for minimum system configurations for laptops (PC and Apple Mac). They are also required to join Association of Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), the world's largest professional, educational, and scientific computing society. An annual student membership fee is $19 with many benefits, such as free online books and courses, career advises, job fairs, student and computing professional networks, and conferences.

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