Information Technology Major

Information technology (IT) is the study, design, creation, utilization, support and management of computer-based information systems, especially  software applications and computer hardware. IT is not limited solely to computers though. With technologies quickly developing in the fields of cell  phones, PDAs and other handheld devices, the field of IT is quickly moving from compartmentalized computer- focused areas to other forms of  mobile technology. The IT major, or degree program, develops broad, integrated knowledge spanning the range from telecommunications and computer networking through computer-based information systems to management of IT applications and projects. It is the ideal major for the  student who is passionate about developing the ability to:

  • Evaluate current and emerging computing and information technologies
  • Apply, configure, and manage computing and information technologies
  • Assess the impact of computing and information technologies on individuals, organizations and society
  • Gain the business knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a competitive and challenging global information-technology driven economy
  • Complement integrated IT knowledge with a strong understanding of key managerial and organizational concepts; and
  • Develop skill sets that are aligned with industry needs and problem-solving of real-world computing and information technology challenges.

The information technology minor is designed to provide students with a general knowledge of the requirements of commercial computing. It can be  very helpful to business students who expect to be involved in corporate computing issues. This program matches very well with any of the majors  offered by the College of Business.

B.S. degree program with embedded General Business Minor, Total Hours 123-125

Specific courses required

General Education 41 hours Hours
  Specific General Education Courses required by IT major  
2503 Economics  3
4213 Bible 3
  Mathematics requirement satisfied by major  

 

Accounting (AC) Hours
2503 Financial Accounting 3
2513 Managerial Accounting 3

 

Entrepreneurship (ENT) Hours
2503 An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business 3

 

Computer Science (CS) Hours
1213 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
1233 Object-Oriented System Design & Programming 3
2233 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
2243 Database Management Systems 3

 

Information Security (IS) Hours
3113 Fundamentals of Information Security 3

 

Information Technology (IT) Hours
1123 Future of Computing  3
2043 Information Technology Applications 3
2223 Web Application Development I 3
3313 Network Principles 3
3323 Wireless Networks & Mobile Systems 3
3413 System Analysis & Design 3
3423 Project Management 3
4323 Modern Telecommunications 3
4423 Senior Project 3

 

Information Technology Management (ITM) Hours
4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3

 

Marketing (MK) Hours
3503 Principles of Marketing 3
3573 Consumer Behavior 3

 

Mathematics (MA) Hours
1113 College Algebra 3
2053 Survey of Calculus 3
2103 Discrete Mathematics 3
2183 Elementary Statistics 3

 


Concentration Areas- 9 hours

Game Development Hours
CS 3253 Game Development I 3
CS 3263 Game Development II 3
CS 3273 Collaborative Game Development 3

 

Information Security Hours
SEC 3313 Introduction to Policy and Procedures 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
SEC 3333 Business Continuity and Recovery Planning 3

 

Information Technology Entrepreneurship Hours
ENT 3503 The Entrepreneurial Enterprise 3
MK 3553 Promotional Strategy 3
ENT 4453 Managing the Entrepreneur Enterprise 3

 

Information Technology Management Hours
ITM 4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3
  or  
INF 3123 Information Ethics & Policy 3
ITM 4013 Telecommunication Network Management 3
ITM 4023 Data & Knowledge Management 3

 

Mobile Computing Hours
CS 3243 Mobile Device Programming 3
CS 3333 Mobile & Distributed Computing Systems 3
CS 4013 Future Mobile & Social Computing Systems 3

 

System Administration Hours
IT 3333 Network Administration 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
BA 3703 Management Communications 3

 

Web Application Development Hours
IT 3223 Web Application Development II 3
IT 3233 Web Server Technologies 3
MK 3403 Internet Marketing 3