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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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 134L  — CMPS 144 - Computer Science II /CMPS 144L    4 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 HUNM   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    
    17 16

 Second Year

   
 MAJOR   IT 241 - Fundamentals of Information Management  —  IT 210 - System Administration   3 3
 MAJOR           IT 244 - Integrative Programming     3
 COGNATE   COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives4 3 3
 COGNATE   MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
 GE S/BH   S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives3  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 Electives4 3 3
 GE NSCI   NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives2 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 - (EPW) Information Technology Project  — IT ELECT - Elective/Internship/Practicum 3 3
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives4 3 6
 GE HUMN - COGNATE  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective 6 3
    15 15
 

Total: 123-125 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.