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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology Major, BS

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Major in Information Technology

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 (Student 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 2131 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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