BS in Information Technology
Degree Program Description
Information Technology (IT) students collaborate with other disciplines to create software applications, design and manage technology-based infrastructures, manage database systems, produce videos and films, and use technology to solve a wide range of complex problems. In the two-semester capstone design courses, students complete design projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. Internships with companies for real-world experience and undergraduate research opportunities with faculty are abundant and encouraged. Some students opt to participate in the joint degree program with the Crosby MBA, earning a BS Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of IT related careers such as programmer analysts, software engineers, database and system administrators, web developers, IT implementation specialists, and business analysts in both the public and private sectors.
Major Program Requirements
To receive the Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, the candidate must successfully complete 126 semester hours of credit including the following distribution: Computer Science (CMP SC) course requirements - 55 hours of CMP SC/INFOTC core courses, 12 hours of related math and business courses, 9-12 hours of science, 15-22 hours of courses in a possible minor and any remaining hours for elective courses. General education courses include English 1000, 9 hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences and 9 hours of Humanities/Fine Arts.
Information Technology students must earn a C-range grade or better in all INFOTC/CMP SC courses that are prerequisites for other INFOTC/CMP SC courses that the student takes. To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative UM grade point average of 2.0 or better and a 2.0 grade point average or better in all CMP SC/INFOTC courses.
The Engineering Career Services Office, W1025 Lafferre Hall, can assist students in searching for employment opportunities and for internship/co-op positions.
These course requirements apply to students beginning full-time Fall 2015 or after.
In addition to the major core requirements, students must complete all University graduation requirements including University general education, as well as all degree and college or school requirements. See course descriptions for prerequisites.
Major Core Requirements
|Computer Science courses||21|
|CMP_SC 1000||Introduction to Computer Science||1|
|CMP_SC 1050||Algorithm Design and Programming I||3|
|CMP_SC 2050||Algorithm Design and Programming II||3|
|CMP_SC 2830||Introduction to the Internet, WWW and Multimedia Systems||3|
|CMP_SC 3380||Database Applications and Information Systems||3|
|CMP_SC 4320||Software Engineering I||3|
|CMP_SC 4970||Senior Capstone Design I||3|
|CMP_SC 4980||Senior Capstone Design II||3|
|Information Technology Core Courses||9|
|INFOTC 2610||Audio/Video I||3|
|INFOTC 2810||Fundamentals of Network Technology||3|
|INFOTC 2910||Cyber Security||3|
|Information Technology Technical Electives||24|
|Choose from below or other courses with advisor approval (minimum of 24 credit hours with 12 hours at 3000 level or above):|
|CMP_SC 3530||UNIX Operating System||3|
|CMP_SC 4380||Database Management Systems I||3|
|CMP_SC 4830||Science and Engineering of the World Wide Web||3|
|INFOTC 1610||Introduction to Entertainment Media||3|
|INFOTC 2600||Digital Multimedia||3|
|INFOTC 2620||Computer Modeling and Animation I||3|
|INFOTC 3610||Audio/Video II||3|
|INFOTC 3620||Computer Modeling and Animation II||3|
|INFOTC 3630||Introduction to Game Design||3|
|INFOTC 3640||Digital Effects||3|
|INFOTC 3850||Computer System Administration||3|
|INFOTC 4400||C#/.NET Development||3|
|INFOTC 4500||Team-Based Mobile Device Application Development||3|
|INFOTC 4640||Digital Effects II||3|
|Mathematics and Business Courses||12|
|MATH 1300||Finite Mathematics||3|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3|
|STAT 2500||Introduction to Probability and Statistics I||3|
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|or IMSE 4750||Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception|
|or MRKTNG 4650||e-Marketing|
Minor or Science Concentration
Twelve hours in science are required including one 2-semester sequence in which both courses include laboratories. If student completes a minor by pursuing the formal course requirements for minors in a department outside Computer Science, only 9 credit hours of science with one lab are required.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|CMP_SC 1000||1||CMP_SC 2050||3|
|CMP_SC 1050||3||INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective||3|
|MATH 1400||3||MATH 1300||3|
|Constitutional/State Law Elective||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|Behavioral Science||3||Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|General Elective||3||General Elective||1|
|INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective||3||CMP_SC 2830||3|
|INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective||3||INFOTC 2610||3|
|INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective||3||INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective 3000/4000||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Course||3||Science Course||4|
|CMP_SC 3380||3||INFOTC 2910||3|
|INFOTC 2810||3||CMP_SC 4320||3|
|Minor||3||Science Course with Lab||5|
|General Elective||4||General Elective||2|
|CMP_SC 4970||3||CMP_SC 4980||3|
|INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective 3000/4000||3||INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective 3000/4000||3|
|INFOTC or CMP_SC Elective 3000/4000||3||Humanities/Fine Arts Course||3|
|Business Course (MANGMT 3000, IMSE 4750 or MRKTNG 4650)||3||Minor||3|
|Total Credits: 126|
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