Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Information Technology (CAS), B.S.

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Dr. Laurie Patterson, coordinator

The Information Technology (IT) major is an interdisciplinary major shared by two departments: the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain in the Cameron School of Business. Admission to the Cameron School of Business is not required for students in the IT major. The program develops students’ skills in the critical and practical understanding of information technology and prepares them for information technology-related work and/or further study at the graduate level. The curriculum provides a foundation for information technology professionals to have a perspective of the rapidly expanding and evolving science of technology and how it can be managed and leveraged to support business activities. The primary educational objective of the program is to produce graduates who can enter into and advance in the professions of information technology, as well as continue their education and obtain advanced degrees in this and related fields.

The B.S. Information Technology degree is offered with the following concentration areas: Business Application Development, Business Data Management, Cyber Security, and General Information Technology.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in Information Technology a student must successfully complete CSC 385.

Applied Learning Requirement:

The Applied Learning Requirement for the B.S. degree in Information Technology is satisfied upon successful completion of MIS 411 , which is taken as part of the core requirements for the degree.

Requirements for a Major in Information Technology for the B.S. Degree

A student must complete the following to fulfill the degree requirements. A grade point average of ‘C’ (2.00) or better computed over all the courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major is required. No grade below ‘C-’ will be accepted towards graduation in a core or required course.

Concentration Courses (12 hours):

Students choose one of the following concentrations. Students who wish to complete two concentrations may simultaneously apply up to 3 credit hours of course work towards both concentrations if the course is approved in both concentrations.

Business Applications Development (12 hours):

Concentration Electives (9 hours):

Choose three courses from MIS 328 , MIS 331 , MIS 364 , MIS 413 , CSC 315 , CSC 331 , and MIS 491 , MIS 495 , MIS 498  with a Business Application Development focus.

Business Data Management (12 hours):

Required Course (3 hours):

Concentration Electives (9 hours):

Choose three courses from BAN 300 , BAN 301 , BAN 302 , BAN 303 , BAN 400 , MIS 322 , MIS 329 , MIS 330 , and MIS 491 , MIS 495 , MIS 498  with a Business Data Management focus. At least three credit hours of the concentration electives must come from courses with an MIS prefix.

Computer Science

Cyber Security (12 hours):

Concentration Electives (6 hours):

Choose two courses from MIS 362 , MIS 363 , MIS 366 , MIS 367 , and MIS 491 , MIS 495 , MIS 498  with a Cyber Security focus.

General Information Technology (12 hours):

Students who are unable to satisfy the requirements of the other Information Technology concentrations may, with prior approval of the Dean’s Office, select four three-credit hours in MIS, CIT, or CSC undergraduate courses numbered 300 and above. A grade of C- or better is required in the 12 hours of coursework approved for the concentration. Students who pursue the General Information Technology concentration may not complete a second concentration.

Total: 67 hours

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