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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, Information Technology, B.A.S.


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The plan in Information Technology (IT) leads to the bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) degree. This plan prepares students in a variety of IT careers such as systems administrators, network administrators, computer specialists, database managers, database administrators, computer technicians, computer security manager, web designers and developers, etc. within commercial, industrial, educational and governmental institutions. The curriculum allows students to develop a broad background in information technology with a balance of theory and hands-on practical experience.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires 120 hours and includes42 hours of University Core. University Core is listed separately in the catalog. Applicants can be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Information Technology track in the College of Science and Engineering if they:

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology or a related field or have a minimum of 33 semester credit hours with a minimum of 15 technical or vocational hours in an IT or related discipline.
  2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended.
  3. Earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Creative Arts (3 hours)


American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Component Area Option (3 hours)


Two 1- hour Life and Physical Science Labs

Additional Information


At most, only 6 credits may be transferred toward the Major Requirements and IT Specialization. Lower-level credit given for any of the above courses may require students to take additional approved technical electives to satisfy the plan requirements.

Additional Major Requirements Courses


Elective Requirements (18 hours)


Electives


Students also take 9 hours of specialization electives and 9 hours of major electives which can be (2000-4000) level ITEC/CSCI courses and other electives as approved by the faculty adviser. It is the responsibility of the student to investigate and comply with prerequisites for all electives.

Additional Information


The specific courses beyond the Major Requirements to be included in the Candidate Plan of Study(CPS) will be selected by students with the approval of the faculty adviser.

Specialization Requirements (9 hours)


Students must select one of the following three specializations in Information Technology (IT).

Forensics Specialization


Students interested in Computer Forensics must take the following three courses:

Web Design and Development Specialization


Students interested in Web Design and Development must take the following course:

Additional Information


In addition, students must take one course from each of the following options: CINF 4230 or ITEC 4352 , and ARTS 2371  or ARTS 3360 .

Information Technology Management and Administration Specialization


Students interested in Information Technology Management and Administration must take:

Information Technology Management and Administration Specialization Requirements


Students must take two of the following three classes:

Additional Information


Courses noted on the CPS as Major Requirements, Major Electives and IT Specialization must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

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