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Financial Technology (Fintech) (A.S.)

To meet the demands of Georgia's growing Financial Transactions industry, Middle Georgia State has created the AS in Financial Technology. The program's curriculum has been developed with direct input from industry leaders, ensuring that graduates of this degree are well equipped with the skills needed to work in this high-demand career field.


Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. The AS degree program will expose students to the IT domains that make up the FinTech industry, including industry trends, disruptive technologies, big data, analytics, applications development, entrepreneurship, and cybersecurity.


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)

Required Courses (Credit: 15 hours)

ITEC 2400Industry Trends and Disruptive Technologies

3 credits

ITEC 2410Web Applications Programming

3 credits

ITEC 2420Big Data Analytics

3 credits

ITEC 2430Cybersecurity

3 credits

ITEC 2440IT Entrepreneurship & Innovation

3 credits

Math Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one from the following:

MATH 1200Elementary Statistics

3 credits

MATH 1401Introduction to Statistics

3 credits