Aug 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Technology, BA


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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in information technology provides you with computer science skills while offering more flexibility, fewer math and science requirements, and the opportunity to study a supporting area that can be outside of computer science. Information technology is currently one of the most rapidly growing employment prospects.


The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in information technology is designed to provide a broad education so that the student can take advantage of a variety of professional opportunities in the information technology field.

Educational Objectives

Graduates will:

  1. Pursue graduate studies in information technology, computer science or related disciplines, and/or a career in a technology field utilizing skills from the information technology areas studied during the undergraduate program.
  2. Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in lifelong learning.
  3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
  4. Complete professional work assignments that exhibit the ability to design, develop, manage, maintain and implement information systems while applying IT and computing principles and practices to the solution of real problems.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in information technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (abet.org), (415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700).

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 121 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog, and college requirements as specified in the College of Engineering  section of this catalog. A minimum of 31 semester hours must be completed at UNT.

Supporting area, 21 hours


21 hours are required to support the information technology major and can be chosen from courses in many UNT departments. Check with a CSE faculty advisor concerning eligible courses.

Note


A maximum of 6 hours of credit in the following will count toward this degree: CSCE 4890 , CSCE 4920 , CSCE 4940 , or CSCE 4950 . The 6 hours may include at most 3 hours in CSCE 4920 .

Minor


Optional.

Electives


See CSE faculty advisor.

Other requirements


Foundation courses


The Information Technology foundation courses are

Successful completion of foundation courses is based on achieving a C or higher in each course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Major transfer policy


Students enrolled at UNT can transfer into Information Technology if they have completed the following courses with a C or better and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  The courses are:

Department policies


Policy on Academic Performance, Progression, and Dismissal in the College of Engineering

Students in the College of Engineering will conduct themselves in a professional manner in their interaction with their peers, faculty, staff and the community in general. A student may be dismissed from the college for inappropriate conduct (please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).

Each semester, students are required to take engineering foundation courses and/or prerequisites to the engineering foundation courses until all foundation courses are successfully completed. Successful completion is a 2.5 GPA for all engineering foundation courses with a C or better in each course.

Successful completion of the foundation courses is required for enrollment in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses required in a student’s major for degree completion. Courses include, but are not limited to, engineering, computing, mathematics, laboratory sciences, supporting area, technical elective, technical option, energy elective, and specialization courses.

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses required in a student’s major for prerequisite completion. Courses include, but are not limited to, engineering, computing, mathematics, laboratory sciences, supporting area, technical elective, technical option, energy elective, and specialization courses.

A student making grades lower than C two times in the same course in any College of Engineering foundation course or in any course required by the major is subject to dismissal from the College of Engineering, pending a review by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering.

A student must maintain good academic standing within the university. Please see “Academic status” and “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics section of this catalog.”

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