May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Data Analytics

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Program Description

This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, cloud computing, virtualization, data storage and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications.

Additional skills in data analytics technology include big data foundations, data analytics technologies, statistics for data analytics, data mining and analysis, data management and data presentation and visualization.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standards to the implementation and support of network systems and computer devices.
  2. Demonstrate the principles of information technology security.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of data analytics technology.
  4. Express relevant information to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  5. Design secure network infrastructures for physical and virtual environments.
  6. Create information technology solutions based on business needs or requirements.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, computer and information systems managers and computer network architects, database administrators, data managers and data engineers.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Information Technology

All courses, 49.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in Technical Specialty Domain - Data Analytics

All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Information Technology

A minimum of 6 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.

Required Capstone or Internship

All courses, 3.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required. 

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