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Information Technology (B.S.)

Offered face-to-face and fully online. The face-to-face program is available on Macon and Warner Robins Campuses only.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology includes 6 major concentrations: Cybersecurity, Cyber forensics, Software Engineering, Web Applications Development, Network Technology & Administration, Integrated Digital Media & Game Design

Candidates for the baccalaureate degree in IT must complete all graduation requirements as outlined in the Middle Georgia State University Academic Catalog. A grade of at least a "C" is required in all ITEC courses used to meet the School of Information Technology's degree requirements. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology must complete the following:

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

 

MATH 1111College Algebra

3 credits

OR

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

OR

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

OR

MATH 1113HHonors Precalculus

3 credits

OR

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

COMM 1110Public Speaking

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Lab Science

4 credits

Lab Science

4 credits

Area D Elective Credit: 4 hours

Choose from

MATH 1200Elementary Statistics

3 credits

MATH 1401Introduction to Statistics

3 credits

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

MATH 1501Calculus I

4 credits

MATH 2252Calculus II

4 credits

MATH 2253Calculus III

4 credits

MATH 2260Introductory to Linear Algebra

3 credits

MATH 2270Differential Equations

4 credits

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Major Field – take the following:

ITEC 2215Introduction to Information Technology

3 credits

ITEC 2260Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

ITEC 2270Application Development

3 credits

ITEC 2320Network Essentials

3 credits

ITEC 2380Web Development

3 credits

ITEC 2215: Note: School of Information Technology will accept a passing grade of 50 from the CLEP Exam "Information Systems and Computer Applications" as credit for ITEC 2215 – Introduction to Information Technology.

Area F Math Elective - Choose one course from the following:

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

OR

MATH 1501Calculus I

4 credits

 

MATH 2120Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 2252Calculus II

4 credits

MATH 2253Calculus III

4 credits

MATH 2260Introductory to Linear Algebra

3 credits

MATH 2270Differential Equations

4 credits

MATH 1501: eCore

Total Hours: 60

Area I: Information Technology upper-level Core Curriculum (Required) (Credit: 21 hours)

ITEC 3155Systems Analysis and Design

3 credits

ITEC 3235Human Computer Interaction

3 credits

ITEC 3245Database Principles

3 credits

ITEC 3300Project Management

3 credits

ITEC 4200Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

ITEC 4205Legal and Ethical Issues

3 credits

ITEC 4750Senior Capstone

3 credits

Area II: Information Technology upper-level courses (Required) (Credit: 21 hours)

This area is satisfied by taking an ITEC concentration (see below). Or 21 hours of ITEC upper-level courses.

Area III: Additional courses (Required) (Credit: 18 hours)

These courses may be taken in:

  1. Upper-level ITEC courses in the program;
  2. Informatics courses deemed appropriate for providing students with a strong foundation in IT as well as a deeper understanding of another discipline; or
  3. Approved transfer courses.

ITEC Concentrations

Cyber Forensics Concentration (Credit: (21 hours)

Students will learn the digital forensics process of acquisition, analysis, and reporting. Learners will carry out the procedures of identification, collection, preservation, examination, analysis, and reporting of evidence for civil and criminal cases. Students will learn about the tools and processes to handle digital evidence. Digital forensics includes using scientific methods and providing extensive documentation to ensure the preservation and integrity of the investigation.

Required (Credit: 15 hours)

ITEC 4321Forensics/Data Recovery

3 credits

ITEC 4322Advanced Digital Forensics

3 credits

ITEC 4341Network Forensics and Incident Response Planning

3 credits

CRJU 3200Criminal Procedure & Evidence

3 credits

CRJU 4310White Collar and Cyber Crime

3 credits

Select two classes from the following (Credit: 6 hours)

ITEC 3328Linux Systems Administration

3 credits

ITEC 4344Ethical Hacking

3 credits

ITEC 4299Special Topics in Information Technology

3 credits

Web Applications Development (Credit: 24 hours)

The Web Applications Development concentration prepares students for the design, development, and implementation of web-based application solutions. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers including web development, software or systems developers, web application developers, or database programmers.

ITEC 3264Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis

3 credits

ITEC 3280Web Programming

3 credits

ITEC 4244Database Programming

3 credits

ITEC 4261Intro to JAVA Programming

3 credits

ITEC 4286Web Applications Development

3 credits

ITEC 4361Software Security

3 credits

ITEC 4366Advanced Web Development

3 credits

ITEC 4269Client/Server Systems Programming

3 credits

Software Engineering (Credit: 30 hours)

Software Engineering (SE) is defined by IEEE as "the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software." SE is the discipline that provides methods and tools for constructing quality software and one of the fastest growing areas in the Information Technology field. The Software Engineering concentration will prepare IT students for careers in the field by exposing them to foundational software engineering knowledge and practical skills.

The Software Engineering concentration consists of the following 10 courses:

ITEC 3250Software Engineering

3 credits

ITEC 3264Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis

3 credits

ITEC 3265Operating Systems

3 credits

 

ITEC 4261Intro to JAVA Programming

3 credits

OR

ITEC 4266C++ Programming

3 credits

 

ITEC 4270Robot Programming

3 credits

ITEC 4329Data Communications

3 credits

ITEC 4361Software Security

3 credits

ITEC 4362Computer Architecture

3 credits

ITEC 4364Systems Programming

3 credits

ITEC 4365Software Testing and Quality Assurance

3 credits

Cybersecurity Concentration (Credit: 21 hours)

The Cybersecurity concentration involves detecting, reporting, and responding to cyber threats, making encryption codes to securely pass information between systems, and taking appropriate measures to ensure the security of valuable information. Students will learn about server and network security, incident response and contingency planning, conducting vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing. Students who complete this new concentration will have the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) designation noted on their academic transcripts.

Required (Credit: 27 hours)

ITEC 3325Windows Systems Administration

3 credits

ITEC 3328Linux Systems Administration

3 credits

ITEC 4321Forensics/Data Recovery

3 credits

ITEC 4341Network Forensics and Incident Response Planning

3 credits

ITEC 4344Ethical Hacking

3 credits

ITEC 4345Cyber Systems Security

3 credits

ITEC 4361Software Security

3 credits

ITEC 4370Virtual Computing

3 credits

ITEC 4421Network Security

3 credits

Networking Technologies and Administration Concentration (Credit: 21 hours)

The Network Technologies & Administration concentration educates students in the use of current concepts and technologies of networking. Students will learn to analyze the needs of organizations, communicate the needs to the users, and then design and build networks to meet those needs. Graduates will be prepared for positions in networking or systems administration.

Required (Credit: 15 hours)

ITEC 3325Windows Systems Administration

3 credits

ITEC 3328Linux Systems Administration

3 credits

ITEC 4329Data Communications

3 credits

ITEC 4370Virtual Computing

3 credits

ITEC 4421Network Security

3 credits

Select two classes from the following (Credit: 6 hours)

ITEC 3220Hardware and Systems Software

3 credits

ITEC 4285Web Server Administration

3 credits

ITEC 4242Database Administration

3 credits

ITEC 4324Wireless Technologies

3 credits

ITEC 4299Special Topics in Information Technology

3 credits

Integrated Digital Media and Game Design Concentration (Credit: 21 hours)

The Integrated Digital Media & Game Design concentration prepares students in the design and development of digital media and games for use in a variety of IT applications. Through the various courses, students will develop competencies in evaluating user and product needs and in designing, developing, and implementing digital media products to meet those needs. Students learn a broad range pf skills including graphic design and production, interface design, and analysis and design techniques for constructing interactive applications. Graduates will find career opportunities as digital media designers and developers, game developers, multimedia specialists, and trainers.

Required (Credit: 15 hours)

ITEC 3236Interactive Digital Media

3 credits

ITEC 4230Graphic Imaging

3 credits

ITEC 42382D Computer Animation

3 credits

ITEC 42373D Modeling and Animation

3 credits

ITEC 4255Game Design and Development

3 credits

Select two classes from the following (Credit: 6 hours)

ITEC 4250Computational Intelligence

3 credits

ITEC 4284Web Multimedia Delivery

3 credits

NMAC 3108Writing for Digital Media

3 credits

NMAC 3145Digital Media Studio

3 credits

NMAC 3600Digital Storytelling

3 credits

ITEC 4299Special Topics in Information Technology

3 credits

Informatics Concentration

Informatics is the bridge that connects Information Technology to other areas of study. An Informatics Concentration provides students with a strong foundation in IT as well as a deeper understanding of another discipline. Informatics Concentrations allow students to more rapidly develop IT solutions for organizations within diverse disciplines. The program currently offers an Informatics Concentration in Health.

All courses in the Informatics Concentration are taken outside the School of Information Technology. These courses are deemed to cover the foundations, theory, and principles within each concentration. Some concentrations lead to recognized disciplines for graduate study.

Some courses for the Informatics Concentration may not be available online.

Informatics: Health

Required Courses (Credit: 9 hours)
HLSA 3310American Health Care System

3 credits

HLSA 3320Health Care Management

3 credits

HLSA 4470Design & Management

3 credits

Required Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Select two courses from the following:

HLSA 3350Public Health & Epidemiology

3 credits

HLSA 3360Quality Management and Improvement

3 credits

HLSA 4410Health Law & Ethics

3 credits

HLSA 4435Managed Care

3 credits

Total Hours: 120