Information Technology

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    What is Information Technology?

    The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the strategy, development and administration of integrated computing, management, and information technology systems. The degree has core requirements, major requirements and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the information technology field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements. Only admission to Kennesaw State University is required to declarethis major.

    General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    M: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.

    T: Students must take MATH 1179 or higher.

    T:  Select two course pairs from the following: 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.

    Concentrations Available

    • Data Analytics and Technology
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Cyber Operations Security
    • Technology and Innovation

    Sample Classes

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.