Dec 08, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Information Technology, BS


This program provides students with knowledge and abilities that prepare them for careers in IT (Information Technology) 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 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 advisor. Also, this major requires an internship or practicum experience.

Information Technology students may be interested in the combined MBA Five-Year Program .

More information may be found at www.cs.scranton.edu.

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 PHIL-T/RS   PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUNM   HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives   6
 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
 MAJOR   CMPS 213 - Sophomore Colloquia I  — CMPS 214 - Sophomore Colloquia II   0.5 0.5
 COGNATE   COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2 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 - Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    15.5 15.5

 Third Year

                                      
 MAJOR   IT 354 - Computer Networks   3  
 MAJOR   IT 356 - Web Programming  —  IT 358 - Information Assurance & Security   3 3
 MAJOR   CMPS 313 - Junior Colloquia I  — CMPS 314 - Junior Colloquia II   0.5 0.5
 COGNATE   COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2 3 3
 GE NSCI   NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives4 3-4 3-4
 GE PHIL   PHIL 214 - (P) Computers and Ethics     3
 GE ELECT   FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3 3
    15.5-16.5 15.5-16.5

 Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR   IT 310 - (EPW) System Integration & Architecture  — IT 490 - (W,EPW) Capstone Project   3 3
 MAJOR   IT ELECT - IT Intern/Pract 3  
 MAJOR   CMPS 413 - Senior Colloquia I  — CMPS 414 - Senior Colloquia II   0.5 0.5
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2 3 6
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
    12.5 12.5
 

Total: 120-122 Credits 

1Selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements for both the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2 At least two courses from one of the areas below, and at least one course from one of the other areas. Alternatives must be approved by the student’s departmental academic advisor.

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

4Recommendations include BIOL 110 -111 , CHEM 110-111 , PHYS 120 -121 .