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Any student admitted to KSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate may declare this major directly in Owl Express.
Special General Education Requirements
Area A2: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.
Area D1: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.
Area D2: Students must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.
*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.
Degree Progression Requirements
Progression through the program requires students to successfully complete or transfer the equivalent of IT 1114, IT 1114L, CSE 1321, and CSE 1321L with a grade of ‘C’ or better in all four courses.
- Data Analytics and Technology
- Enterprise Systems
- Cyber Operations Security
- Technology and Innovation
Double Owl Pathways
Related Minors or Certificates Available
IT 3123: Hardware and Software Concepts
This course examines various hardware and software components and how they work together in a modern computing environment. Topics include an overview of computer organization and architecture, machine language and modern languages.
IT 3223: Software Acquisition and Project Management
This course provides a high-level introduction to two areas that are crucial to the IT profession, namely project management and software acquisition. It introduces students to the phases both in the project management and software acquisition and implementation process. Since requirements are crucial to both activities, the course will provide students with an in-depth introduction to requirements engineering. The course will also introduce students to a widely used project management information system.
IT 3423: Operating Systems Concepts & Administration
This course is an introduction to basic operating system principles. Topics include memory management, peripheral device management, file system management and process management. Different types of operating systems and their administrations are studied. Projects are carried out with simulations.
IT 4323: Data Communications & Networking
Fundamental concepts of computer networking include topics such as properties of signals and media, information encoding, error detection and recovery, LANs, backbones, WANs, network topologies, routing, Internet protocols, and security issues. The focus is on general concepts together with their application to support the business enterprise.