Information Technology Major

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Graduates will succeed as practicing information technologists.

Students will be able to:

Objective 1.1: Solve business-related problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.

Objective 1.2: Apply their knowledge of computer science and business to develop business-related software solutions.

Objective 1.3: Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified business requirements.

Objective 1.4: Work in teams to create various software systems, both large and small.

Objective 1.5: Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, individually and/or in teams.

Goal 2: Graduates will adapt and evolve in complex technological environments such as those found in the workplace.

Students will be able to:

Objective 2.1: Solve business-related problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.

Objective 2.2: Apply their knowledge of computer science and business to develop business-related software solutions.

Objective 2.3: Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified business requirements.

Objective 2.4: Work in teams to create various software systems, both large and small.

Objective 2.5: Analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of IT.

Objective 2.6: Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, individually and/or in teams.

Goal 3: Graduates will have a firm foundation in the computing and business principles that support the IT discipline.

Students will be able to:

Objective 3.1: Solve business-related problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.

Objective 3.2: Apply their knowledge of computer science and business to develop business-related software solutions.

Objective 3.3: Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified business requirements.

Goal 4: Graduates are careful, precise, mature thinkers, and take with them the intellectual preparation they need to apply what they have learned, communicate it to others, and continue their education for the rest of their lives.

Students will be able to:

Objective 4.1: Enter and succeed in graduate programs in computing, business, or information technology.

Objective 4.2: Solve business-related problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.

Objective 4.3: Apply their knowledge of computer science and business to develop business-related software solutions.

Objective 4.4: Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified business requirements.

Objective 4.5: Articulate the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of an IT environment.

Objective 4.6: Analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of IT.

Objective 4.7: Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, individually and/or in teams.

Requirements for the Information Technology Major

The traditional undergraduate programs include 40 courses distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive, and
  3. Writing Intensive. Overlay requirements are part of the forty-course requirement.

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses. Six courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

Mathematics
MAT 155Fundamentals of Calculus3
or MAT 161 Calculus I
Natural Science
One semester of any lab-based natural science course (see ILC)

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses

ECN 101Introductory Economics Micro3
ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Any CAS course

GEP Electives

Six courses

Major Requirements

Major Concentration

Sixteen courses including

Required Core Courses
ACC 101Concepts: Financial Accounting3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
CSC 120Computer Science I4
CSC 121Computer Science II4
CSC 201Data Structures4
CSC 202Computer Architecture3
CSC 240Discrete Structures I3
CSC 241Discrete Structures II3
CSC 310Computer Systems3
CSC 315Software Engineering3
CSC 351Database Management Systems3
CSC 353Internet Application Develpmnt3
CSC 354Web Technologies3
CSC 495Computer Science Project3
Select two additional courses 1