Information Technology Program
The School of Computing offers a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Sciences with a concentration in Information Technology. The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Information Technology students study cybersecurity and the administration of computing systems.
The Information Technology curriculum focuses on courses related to computer networks, cloud computing, cybersecurity systems, intrusion detection, forensics, systems administration, and IT project management. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze, design, secure, and maintain computing infrastructures. Typical first job titles include Cybersecurity Engineer, Network Engineer, and Systems Administrator.
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*Note: Program flowcharts that include optional courses and electives are located outside of suite 3201 in bldg. 15 on the 3rd floor.
Program Education Objectives (PEOs)
Within a few years of graduation, the School of Computing expects its Information Technology alumni will be in professional situation in which they can:
- Apply technical knowledge and up-to-date skills in the selection, creation, application, administration, or integration of computer and networking solutions in professional environments and/or pursue an advanced degree in Information Technology, or a related field;
- Engage in continuous professional developement;
- Join information technology professional organizations and participate in local technical societies;
- Demonstrate leadership in addressing technical and business challenges; and
- Commit to the moral imparatives and professional responsibilities expected from practicing professionals.
Student Outcomes (SOs)
Students completing the Information Technology program will achieve the following outcomes related to skills in the discipline, critical thinking, communication, and professional responsibilities. By the time of graduation, the program enables students to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline;
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline; and
- Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
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