Requirements for the Major in IT

The Major in Information Technology is a forty-two (42) semester hour program. Course descriptions and an overview of the program of study for the IT major is available here:


Required Courses

IT majors must complete six foundation courses (18 credit hours) and two capstone courses (6 credit hours).

Foundation Courses (18 credit hours required)

  • LIS 3021 Technical Communication for the Information Professions OR IFS 3108 Technical Communication in the Information Age
  • LIS 3201 Research and Data Analysis in Information Technology
  • LIS 3267 Information Science
  • LIS 3353 Information Technologies
  • LIS 3706 Information Systems and Services
  • LIS 3784 Information Organization and Communication

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours required)

  • LIS 4708 Perspectives on Information Technology
  • LIS 4910 Information Technology Project

Electives

IT majors must also take a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours of electives. To specialize, students are recommended to choose six related courses in the following areas of concentration:

Design and Development (suggested minimum of 4 courses if specializing)

  • DIG 3118 Digital Graphic Design (3)
  • LIS 3793 Information Architecture (3)
  • LIS 3781 Advanced Database Management (3)
  • LIS 4351 User Experience Design (3)
  • LIS 4368 Advanced Web App Development (3)
  • LIS 4369 Extensible Enterprise Systems (3)
  • LIS 4381 Mobile App Development and Management (3)

Networking and Security (suggested minimum of 4 courses if specializing)

  • LIS 4482 Managing Networks and Telecommunications (3)
  • LIS 4488 Network Administration (3)
  • LIS 4774 Information Security (3)
  • LIS 4777 Advanced Information Security (3)

Health Informatics (take all 3 courses if specializing and an internship for Certificate in HIT)

  • LIS 4785 Intro to Health Informatics (3)
  • LIS 4772 Intro to Consumer Health Informatics (3) OR IFS 3037 Empowering Health Consumers in the eHealth Era
  • LIS 4776 Advanced Health Informatics (3)

Other Elective Courses Informatics

  • LIS 4380 Social Media Management (3)
  • LIS 4022 Writing for Information Professions (3)
  • LIS 4905r Directed Individual Study (1-3)

Elective Capstone Courses

  • LIS 4480 IT Leadership (3)
  • LIS 4940r IT Internship (1-6)

For more information, contact:

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