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Department of Computer and Information Sciences
1333 Wahnish Way
308-A Banneker Technical Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

B.S in Information Technology - Introduction

Program Description:
This program of study leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (IT).  It is designed to satisfy ABET program accreditation criteria for Information Technology, and is based on the ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Technology. The program will evolve to offer cross-disciplinary concentrations for IT students and for students in other fields such as Health Informatics, Criminal Justice, Business, Education, Engineering Technology, and STEM areas. Initial areas of concentration of the IT program include Information Assurance and Security (IAS), Health Information Technology (HIT), Data Mining (DM), Scientific Computing (SC), and Web Design (WD). Each concentration is composed of three to four courses. IT majors take two concentrations, at least one of which must be cross-disciplinary. To graduate with a BS in Information Technology, a student must complete 120 credit hours.
The general goals of the undergraduate IT program are to prepare students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations. IT graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions, and to grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field.

Program Objectives:

The following program objectives have been adopted:
    • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the social and ethical issues in the computing field.
    • Student will be able to demonstrate strong technical communications skills.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of critical thinking skills.

    • Students will be able to demonstrate expertise in the fundamental areas of information technology. 

Course Requirements:

The following course requirements must be met: