BS in Information Technology
Degree Program Description
Information Technology (IT) students engage and collaborate with other disciplines to create software applications, design and manage technology-based infrastructures, manage database systems, develop web applications, build networks, implement cyber security, and use technology to solve a wide range of complex problems. This traditional IT core competencies are supplemented by a range of technical electives in a range of topics including virtual environments, augmented reality, digital media systems and post production processes, and 2D/3D animation. The program finishes with a one-semester highly collaborative capstone course, in which students complete design projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. As IT is a growing international field, the IT Program proudly offers as often as possible international study abroad courses. Internships with companies for real-world experience and undergraduate research opportunities with faculty are abundant and encouraged. The MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy, W1025 Lafferre Hall, can assist students in searching for employment opportunities and for internship/co-op positions. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of IT related careers in today’s evolving markets of programmer analyst, software engineer, wed developers, database administration, digital media post production specialists, VR/AR environment designers, all within both public and private sectors. Our program is designed to cater to your interests, as well as the ever-changing high-demand industry our students enter upon graduation.
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: 36 hours of INFOTC core courses, 30 hours of INFOTC technical electives or equivalent Computer Science (CMP_SC) courses, 9 hours of related math, 10 hours of science, 15-22 hours of courses in a possible minor and any remaining hours for elective courses. General education courses include ENGLSH 1000, 9 hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences and 9 hours of Humanities/Fine Arts, with at least one course from Social/Behavioral/Humanities at the 2000 level or higher.
Students are also required to complete one 3-hour cultural awareness course which is selected from an approved cultural awareness course list, created and maintained by the College of Engineering or which meets the Arts and Science (A&S) diversity intensive (DI) requirement.
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 INFOTC/CMP_SC courses.
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
|Information Technology Core Courses||36|
|INFOTC 1000||Introduction to Information Technology||3|
|INFOTC 1040||Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming||3|
|or CMP_SC 1050||Algorithm Design and Programming I|
|INFOTC 1610||Introduction to Digital Media Design||3|
|INFOTC 2040||Programming Languages and Paradigms||3|
|or CMP_SC 2050||Algorithm Design and Programming II|
|INFOTC 2810||Fundamentals of Network Technology||3|
|INFOTC 2830||Web Application Development I||3|
|INFOTC 2910||Cyber Security||3|
|INFOTC 3380||Database Systems and Applications||3|
|INFOTC 3530||UNIX Operating System||3|
|INFOTC 3650||Project and Team Management||3|
|or INFOTC 3650W||Project and Team Management - Writing Intensive|
|INFOTC 4320||Software Engineering||3|
|INFOTC 4970W||Senior Capstone Design - Writing Intensive||3|
|or INFOTC 4610W||Advanced Multimedia Design and Technology - Writing Intensive|
|Information Technology Technical Electives||30|
|Choose from below or other courses with advisor approval (minimum of 30 credit hours with 15 hours at 3000 level or above):|
|INFOTC 1600||Digital Systems||3|
|INFOTC 2001||Topics in Information Technology||3|
|CMP_SC 2010||Intellectual Property for Engineers||3|
|INFOTC 2610||Digital Media Design I||3|
|INFOTC 2615||Color Processing and Design||3|
|INFOTC 2620||Computer Modeling and Animation I||3|
|INFOTC 2630||Introduction to Game Theory and Design||3|
|INFOTC 3001||Topics in Information Technology||3|
|CMP_SC 3050||Advanced Algorithm Design||3|
|INFOTC 3330||Object Oriented Programming||3|
|or CMP_SC 3330||Object Oriented Programming|
|INFOTC 3600||User Experience Design I||3|
|INFOTC 3610||Digital Media Design II||3|
|INFOTC 3620||Computer Modeling and Animation II||3|
|INFOTC 3630||Introduction to Virtual Reality||3|
|INFOTC 3640||Motion Graphics and Visual Effects I||3|
|INFOTC 3660||Audio Engineering||3|
|INFOTC 3810||Computer Network Security||3|
|INFOTC 3850||Computer System Administration||3|
|INFOTC 3910||Advanced Cyber Security||3|
|INFOTC 3940||Internship in Information Technology||1-6|
|INFOTC 4001||Topics in Information Technology||3|
|INFOTC 4085||Independent Projects||1-6|
|or CMP_SC 4085||Problems in Computer Science|
|INFOTC 4200||Digital Production Systems||3|
|CMP_SC 4380||Database Management Systems I||3|
|INFOTC 4400||C#/.NET Development||3|
|INFOTC 4401||Python 1: Learn to Program in Python||3|
|INFOTC 4405||iOS App Development I||3|
|INFOTC 4410||Android App Development I||3|
|INFOTC 4420||Android App Development II||3|
|INFOTC 4425||iOS App Development II||3|
|CMP_SC 4530||Cloud Computing||3|
|INFOTC 4600||User Experience Design II||3|
|INFOTC 4610||Advanced Multimedia Design and Technology||3|
|INFOTC 4630||Game Development||3|
|INFOTC 4640||Motion Graphics and Visual Effects II||3|
|INFOTC 4830||Web Application Development II||3|
|INFOTC 4910||Digital Forensics||3|
|INFOTC 4990||Undergraduate Research in Information Technology||1-6|
|or CMP_SC 4990||Undergraduate Research in Computer Science|
|INFOTC 4995||Undergraduate Research in Information Technology - Honors||1-6|
|or CMP_SC 4995||Undergraduate Research in Computer Science - Honors|
|Mathematics and Business Courses||9|
|MATH 1300||Finite Mathematics||3|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3|
|STAT 2500||Introduction to Probability and Statistics I||3|
Minor or Science Concentration
Ten hours in biological or physical science courses are required, including one course with a laboratory science section.
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. Summer courses are available, as well as internship credit. These courses may help to reduce the two 18-credit semesters. 12 hours is the minimum amount of hours that can be enrolled in to qualify for full time.
|INFOTC 1000||3||INFOTC 2040 or CMP_SC 2050||3|
|INFOTC 1040 or CMP_SC 1050||3||INFOTC 1610||3|
|Social or Behavioral Science||3||MATH 1300||3|
|MATH 1400||3||Constitutional Requirement||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Humanities or Fine Art||3|
|INFOTC 2810||3||INFOTC 2830||3|
|STAT 2500||3||Humanity or Fine Art||3|
|Social or Behavioral Science||3||Bio/Phys Science with Lab||4|
|Humanity or Fine Art||3||WI General Elective (INFOTC WI)||3|
|General Elective||3||INFOTC 2910||3|
|Technical Elective||3||Technical Elective||3|
|INFOTC 3380||3||Technical Elective (3000 lvl or above)||3|
|INFOTC 3650W||3||Bio/Phys Science||3|
|INFOTC 3530||3||INFOTC 4320 or 3650||3|
|Diversity Requirement||3||Bio/Phys Science||3|
|General Elective||2||Technical Elective (3000 lvl or above)||3|
|Technical Elective||3||Technical Elective (3000 lvl or above)||3|
|Technical Elective||3||Technical Elective (3000 lvl or above)||3|
|Humanity/Fine Art/Social or Beh Science (2000 lvl or above)||3||General Elective||3|
|General Elective||3||INFOTC 4970W or INFOTC 4610W||3|
|Technical Elective (3000 lvl or above)||3|
|Total Credits: 126|
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