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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 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.

General Education Courses Supporting the Major

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 1313   Pre-Calculus II* 3
MAT 2317   Calculus I* 3
PHY 2331   General Physics I* 3
PHY 2131   General Physics I Lab* 1

Math/Science Courses Supporting the Major

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 2326   Elementary Statistics 3
MAT 2337   Discrete Mathematics 3
PHY 2332   General Physics II 3
PHY 2132   General Physics II Lab 1

Foundation Courses (23 semester hours)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIT 1105   Computer Science Colloquium 1
CIT 1307   Introduction to Computer Technology 3
CIT 1308   Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 1310   Computer Programming I 3
CIT 1311   Computer Programming II 3
CIT 2131  

Professional Development Seminar (1st/yr)

CIT 2310   Introduction to Computer Software Systems 3
CIT 2320   Introduction to Computer Hardware Systems 3

Breadth Courses (27 semester hours required)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIT 3321   Operating Systems 3
CIT 3322   Computer Architecture 3
CIT 3323   System Administration I 3
CIT 3325   Introduction to Information Security 3
CIT 3332   Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
CIT 3351   Data Communications 3
CIT 3355   Principles of Database Management 3
CIT 4350   Software Engineering 3
CIT 4388   Systems Design and Development 3

Depth Areas & Courses (12 semester hours required)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIT 4323   Systems Administration II 3
CIT 4355   Database Management System Design 3
CIT 4356   Web Programming 3
CIT 4391   Co-Op 3


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