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    Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Program 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).

Student outcomes

This program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

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


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

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.

Foundation courses for the degree program include the following.

The information technology foundation courses are:

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.

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
CSCE 1030 - Computer Science I   4 hours    CSCE 1040 - Computer Science II   3 hours  
MATH 1710 - Calculus I   4 hours   TECM 2700 - Technical Writing   3 hours   
Communication Core   3 hours American History Core   3 hours
CSIT Major Science 4 hours Government/Political Science Core   3 hours
    CSIT Major Math 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
CSCE 2100 - Foundations of Computing   3 hours   CSCE 2110 - Foundations of Data Structures   3 hours  
PHYS 1710 - Mechanics   3 hours   CSCE 3600 - Principles of Systems Programming   3 hours  
PHYS 1730 - Laboratory in Mechanics   1 hour   Creative Arts Core   3 hours
American History Core   3 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences Core   3 hours
Government/Political Science Core   3 hours BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours
Language, Philosophy and Culture Core   3 hours    
Total 16 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
CSCE 3055 - IT Project Management   3 hours   CSCE 3605 - Systems Administration   3 hours  
CSCE 3220 - Human Computer Interfaces   3 hours   CSCE 3615 - Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design   3 hours  
CSCE 3420 - Internet Programming   3 hours   CSCE 4010 - Social Issues in Computing   3 hours  
CSCE 3530 - Introduction to Computer Networks   3 hours   CSCE 4350 - Fundamentals of Database Systems   3 hours  
BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours Component Area Option B Core   3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
CSCE 3550 - Foundations of Cybersecurity   3 hours   CSCE 4925 - Information Technology Capstone II   3 hours  
CSCE 4355 - Database Administration   3 hours   BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours
CSCE 4535 - Introduction to Network Administration   3 hours   BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours
CSCE 4905 - Information Technology Capstone I   3 hours   BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours
BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours BAIT Supporting Area 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

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