Oct 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

Information Technology Major, BS


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Program Description

The Information Technology program provides a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education in computer information technology as preparation for productive employment or graduate education.

Information Technology Program Educational Objectives

As productive members of the information technology profession graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to solve computing problems appropriate to their levels of professional experience.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.

  3. Continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to the changes in technology and the needs of the workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Information Technology Program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Exhibit an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Recognize the need for, and exhibit an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

Major Requirements

To complete the major in information technology, the student must satisfy requirements of the major components of the program which include computer science, mathematics, and physics courses. The major components include a set core of courses, advanced set of courses, and a set of required major support courses.

A minimum grade of C or better is required in each computer science, science, and mathematics course required for the major.

Pre-Requisite General Education Courses (29-32 semester hours)

CIT 1310   Computer Programming I

CIT 1311   Computer Programming II

MAT 2317   Calculus I (MAT 1313  Pre-Calculus is a pre-requisite or placement into Calculus I)

MAT 2326   Elementary Statistics

Writing Intensive courses (6 semester hours)

Oral Communications course (3 semester hours)

Biological Sciences (4 semester hours, including lab)

Physical Sciences (4 semester hours including lab)

 

Mathematics Courses (3 semester hours)

MAT 2337   Discrete Mathematics

 

Physics Courses (8 semester hours)

PHY 2331   General Physics I

PHY 2331   General Physics I Lab

PHY 2332   General Physics II

PHY 2132   General Physics II Lab

 

MAJOR COURSES (56 semester hours)

Core Courses (14 semester hours)

CIT 1105   Computer Science Colloquium

CIT 1307   Introduction to Computer Technology

CIT 1308   Introduction to Programming

CIT 2131   Professional Development Seminar (Enroll at least once per year- freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)

CIT 2310   Introduction to Computer Software Systems

CIT 2320   Introduction to Computer Hardware Systems

 

Advanced Courses (42 semester hours)

CIT 3321   Operating Systems

CIT 3322   Computer Architecture

CIT 3323   System Administration I

CIT 3325   Introduction to Information Security

CIT 3332   Fundamentals of Information Systems

CIT 3351   Data Communications

CIT 3355   Principles of Database Management

CIT 4323   System Administration II

CIT 4350   Software Engineering

CIT 4355   Database Management Design

CIT 4356   Web Programming

CIT 4388   Systems Design and Development

CIT 4389   Computer Communications Networks

CIT 4391   Computer Science Co-op OR CIT 4392  Computer Technology Seminar

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