Degree Requirements - Information Technology

B.S. DEGREE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Design, development, implementation, support or management of computerbased information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware including network design, development, and management; Internet and business systems; interactive multimedia, new media, digital media application development; computer and video game development; net-centric computing and security; and Web system management.
GENERAL EDUCATION 35
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS 13

GE 1000 Transition to Kean 1
ENG 1030 College Composition 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students # 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2024 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS    
Humanities 6

*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
(Select one course from below)
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Languages 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 6
*HIST 1000 History of Civil Society in America 3
(Select one course from below)
Psychology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science & Mathematics 7
*MATH 1054 Precalculus ## 3
Lab Science I (Bio/Chem/Phy/Geo/Meteo/Earth Sci/Astro) 4

G.E. AND MAJOR CAPSTONE
TECH 4513 Senior Project Seminar in Technology 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS*** 26
MATH 2110 Discrete Structures 3
MATH 2526 Applied Statistics 3
CPS 1231 Fund. of Computer Science** 4
CPS 2231 Comp Org. and Prog. 4
CPS 3498 Computer Security 3
CPS 3910 IT Project Management 3
MGS 3030 Human Resource Mgmt 3
COMM 2405 Public Speaking 3

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MAJOR*** 44

MAJOR CORE REQUIREMENTS 13
TECH 1010 Information Technology Foundations 3
TECH 1500 Data Comm. Technology 4
TECH 2900 Preparation Tech Docs (WE) 3
TECH 3525 Intro. To Unix/Linux 3

MAJOR CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 16
TECH 2504 Digital Circuits & Systems 4
TECH 2740 Database Concepts and Applications 3
TECH 2920 Computers in Technology 3
TECH 2925 Web Client-Side Programming 3
TECH 3520 Networking Essentials 3

MAJOR ELECTIVES 15
15 credits in technology at the 3000 level or above selected with approval of departmental advisor.

FREE ELECTIVES 19
(50% of free electives must be taken at the 3000-4000 level)
(ID 1400 Computing in Modern Society
for 3 credits is recommended if Math 1000
is needed)

TOTAL 124

Note on Free Electives
Tech Cooperative Education may be counted as a free elective (no more than 6 S.H.).
# Students eligible to take MATH 1054 Precalculus based on their placement test may take that course in place of MATH 1000 and take an additional three credits in Free Electives to total 124 S.H.
## Students eligible to take MATH 2411 Calculus I based on their placement test may take that course in place of Math 1054. In that case, MATH 2411 will fulfill the Distribution requirement and the student may take an additional three credits in Free Electives to total 124 S.H.
* General Education Required
** Students who have had prior programming experience may enter CPS 2231 directly. In this case, CPS 2231 will be counted as the general education requirement and the student may take another 4 credits in Major Electives to total 124 S.H.
***All major courses, additional requirements and concentration courses, including the capstone, require a grade of C or better.

MINOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

TOTAL CREDITS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 19
MINOR REQUIRED COURSES 10

TECH 1010 Information Technology Foundations 3
TECH 1500 Data Communications Technology 4
TECH 2925 Web Client-Side Programming 3

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES 9
3 technology courses at the 2000 level or above.

SUPPORTING COURSES 8
CPS 1231 Fundamentals of Computer Science 4
CPS 2231 Computer Organization and Programming 4
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