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Program Requirements

All IT majors take coursework that builds on the foundation provided by the Liberal Arts Core and IT core. A specialty allows student to tailor their IT degree to fit their individual interests and goals.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles
  • IT 130 Java Programming or IT 125 Web Development
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 210 Software Engineering
  • IT 223 Sophomore IT Seminar
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming or IT 225 Advanced Web Development
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 310 Database Technology
  • IT 323 Junior IT Seminar
  • IT 345 Human Computer Interaction
  • IT 355 Software Quality Assurance, Documentation, and Testing
  • IT 400 Internship
  • IT 423 Senior IT Seminar
  • IT 489 IT Capstone Project
  • MGT 123 The Business Experience
  • MSC 300 Business Statistics
  • MSC 345 Project Management
  • MA 155 Finite Mathematics or MA 181 Calculus I (Students needing preparation for either course should plan to complete that preparatory coursework during the freshman year.)
  • MA 260 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology
  • PH 305 Business Ethics
 
All majors also complete coursework in a chosen specialty as follows:
 
Applied IT specialty
  • Five (5) courses representing an IT application area that have been approved by the program director
 
Computer Science specialty
  • IT 315 Operating Systems
  • IT 320 Structure of Programming Languages
  • IT 340 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • MA 200 Calculus of the Infinite
  • One (1) Information Technology (IT) or Mathematics (MA) elective
 
Forensic Computing specialty
  • ACT 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • CJ 209 The Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 310 Policing in American Society
  • CJ 320 Cybercrime and Digital Terrorism
  • IT 370 Computer Forensics
 
Health IT specialty
  • HIM 115 Medical Terminology
  • HIM 125 Health Information Systems
  • HIM 365 Integrated Health Care Technology
  • IT 380 Electronic Document and Record Management
  • LA 250 Legal Aspects of Health Care
 
Information Systems specialty
  • ACT 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • LA 248 Business Law I
  • MGT 304 Organizational Management
  • MSC 310 Decision Analysis
  • 1 elective from any of the following disciplines: Accounting (ACT), Information Technology (IT), Graphic Design (GD), Management (MGT), Management Science (MSC), or Marketing (MKT)
 
Interactive Media specialty
  • GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop
  • GD 103 Software Lab III: Motion Graphics
  • GD 104 Software Lab IV: WordPress
  • GD 203 Photography: Digital Imaging
  • GD 205 Video Production I
  • GD 308 Web Design
  • GD 404 Performance Media Lab
 
Networking and Cybersecurity specialty
  • IT 315 Operating Systems
  • IT 335 Computer Security
  • IT 372 Cisco Networking I
  • IT 375 Cisco Networking II
  • IT 390 Cybersecurity: Attack and Defend