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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, BS


This program provides students with knowledge and abilities that prepare them for careers in Information Technology (IT) and for continued professional development.  The IT professional understands, evaluates, applies, and manages the information technology resources of individuals and organizations to assist them in achieving their goals and objectives.  In addition to providing such preparation in an ever changing technical landscape, this program prepares students to be effective communicators and contributing collaborators in multiple domains.

The major courses follow a well-defined prerequisite structure with pervasive topics, such as security, spanning multiple courses.  A noteworthy aspect of the program is that the Cognate Area requires both breadth and depth of study in relevant areas, and also provides an opportunity for the completion of a related minor.  A capstone course in the senior year requires each student to complete a project under the direction of a faculty member.  Opportunities exist for internship and practica experiences.

Information Technology Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR CMPS 134 - Computer Science I  - CMPS 144 - Computer Science II                                                                                      3 4
MAJOR IT 120 - Human-Computer Interaction   3  
GE QUAN  MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures    4  
GE EP IT 112 - (FYDT, FYOC) Introduction to Computing and Information Technology   3  
GE EP WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition     3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   6
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  - T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar1    
    16 16

Second Year

   
MAJOR IT 241 - Fundamentals of Information Management  - IT 210 - System Administration   3 3
COGNATE - MAJOR IT 244 - Integrative Programming     3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics   - T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR IT 354 - Computer Networks  - IT 310 - System Integration & Architecture   3 3
MAJOR IT 356 - Web Programming  - IT 358 - Information Assurance & Security   3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3-4 3 - 4
GE PHIL PHIL 214 - (P) Computers and Ethics     3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free elective 3  
    15 - 16 15 - 16

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR IT 490 - (W) Information Technology Project  - IT ELECT - Elective/Internship/Practicum 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives4 3 6
GE HUMN - COGNATE HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective 6 3
    15 15

TOTAL: 122 - 124 Credits  

1Selection of a First Year Seminar that also fulfill a General Education Requirement will not add to the total credits for the semester.

2 Recommendations include BIOL 110 -111 , CHEM 110-111 , PHYS 120 , PHYS 121 .

3Recommendations include ECO 153 , ECO 154 S/CJ 210 , PSYC 110 .

4At least two courses from one of the areas below, and at least one from one of the other areas.  Additional courses must be approved by the student’s Departmental Academic Advisor.