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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Information Technology, BA


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Information Technology (IT) applies modern technologies to the creation, management and use of information. IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. Students are required to obtain 122 credit hours for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. As part of the degree requirements, students are required to take a combination of computer science and computer engineering classes, as well as a concentration in Mathematics, Business, or Networks & Information Security support areas.

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours

Core Requirements

Course Recommended

Hours

Communication 1 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1313 - College Writing I

3

Communication 2 *Grade of C or better required

TECM 2700 - College Writing II

3

Mathematics

Math Sequence: MATH 1680, MATH 1100, MATH 1600, MATH 1710

3

Life & Physical Sciences 1

CHEM 1410/1430 - General Chemistry & Lab I

3/1

Life & Physical Sciences 2

PHYS 1710 /1730 - Mechanics & Lab                            *Prerequisite MATH 1710

3/1

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2220 - World Literature I or LING 2050 - Language of Now

3

Creative Arts

ART 1300 - Art Appreciation

3

American History 1

HIST 2610 - US History to 1865

3

American History 2

HIST 2620 - US History 1865 to Present

3

Government & Political Science 1

PSCI 1040 - American Government: Laws and Institutions

3

Government & Political Science 2

PSCI 1050 - American Government: Process and Policies

3

Social & Behavioral Science

Choose from: SOCI 1510, PSYC 1100, DFST 1013, ECON 1100 or AGER 2250

3

Component Area 1

Choose from: SOCI 2070, CJUS 2600, COMM 1010, or DFST 2033

3

Component Area 2

CSCE 4905 - Capstone

3

Foundation Requirements - 10 Hours  *“C” or better required for all courses below this line

Course

 

Hours

TECM 2700 - Technical Writing

*Prerequisite ENGL 1313

3

MATH 1710 - Calculus I

*Prerequisite MATH 1600

4

MATH 1680 - Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

Science Requirements - 8 hours *May be fulfilled in Core

Course

 

Hours

CHEM 1410/CHEM 1430 - General Chemistry I

3/1

PHYS 1710/PHYS 1730 - Mechanics

*Prerequisite MATH 1710

3/1

Major Requirements *Must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better in all IT coursework numbered above 3000

Course

Hours

CSCE 1030 - Computer Science I                          *Prerequisite MATH 1600 - may be concurrent with MATH 1710

4

CSCE 1040 - Computer Science II                                                                                                       *Prerequisite CSCE 1030

3

CSCE 2100 - Foundations in Computer Science I                                                                      *Prerequisite CSCE 1040

3

CSCE 2110 - Foundations in Computer Science II                                                                   *Prerequisite CSCE 2100

3

CSCE 3220 - Human Computer Interfaces                                                                                   *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

3

CSCE 3420 - Internet Programming                                                                                                 *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

3

CSCE 3055 - IT Project Management                                                                                                *Prerequisite CSCE 2100

3

CSCE 3530 - Intro to Computer Networks                                                                                  *Prerequisite CSCE 3600

3

CSCE 3600 - Systems Programming                                                                                                 *Prerequisite CSCE 2100

3

CSCE 4010 - Engineering Ethics                                                                                                    *Prerequisite Junior standing

3

CSCE 4350 - Intro to Database Systems Design                                                                        *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

3

CSCE 4444 - Software Engineering                                                                                                    *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

3

CSCE 4550 - Intro to Computer Security                                                                                      *Prerequisite CSCE 3600

3

CSCE 4905 - Capstone I                                                                                                                             *Prerequisite CSCE 3055

3

CSCE 4925 - Capstone II                                                                                                                           *Prerequisite CSCE 4905

3

Concentration & Supporting Requirements - You must select from Mathematics Track or Business Track - 27 Hours

MATHEMATICS Track Courses

BUSINESS Track Courses

Hours

CSCE 2610 - Computer Organization                      *Prerequisite CSCE 2100

CSCE 3520 - Data Communications             *Prerequisite CSCE 3600

3

CSCE 3110 - Data Structures & Algorithms           *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

CSCE 4310 - Intro to Artificial Intelligence *Prerequisite see advisor

3

CSCE 4110 - Algorithms                                                 *Prerequisite CSCE 3110

CSCE 4560 - Secure Electronic Commerce   *Prerequisite CSCE 2110

3

MATH 1720 - Calculus II                                              *Prerequisite MATH 1710

CSCE 3110 - Data Structures & Algorithms *Prerequisite CSCE 3110

3

MATH 2700 - Linear Algebra                                    *Prerequisite MATH 1710

ACCT 2010 - Acct Principles I *Prerequisite ECON 1100 & MATH 1100

3

MATH 3000 - Real Analysis I                                      *Prerequisite MATH 1720

ACCT 2020 - Acct Principles II                          *Prerequisite ACCT 2010

3

MATH 3350 - Intro to Numerical Analysis           *Prerequisite MATH 2700

FINA 3770 - Finance                     *Prerequisite ACCT 2010 & ACCT 2020

3

MATH 3410 - Differential Equations I *Prerequisite MATH 1720 & 2700

MGMT 3720 - Organizational Behavior

3

MATH 3510 - Intro to Abstract Algebra                *Prerequisite MATH 3000

MKTG 3650 - Foundations in Marketing *Prerequisite Junior Standing

3

UNT Dallas Degree Requirements:

Requirement

122 hours (minimum) required for degree completion

Residency Requirement - At least 30 hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

42 Advanced Hours (3XXX or 4XXX) - 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

UNT Dallas GPA 2.0 or higher required

Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher required, with “C” or better required in all non‐core courses.

Advanced CSCE Course (Above 3000) GPA 2.75 or higher required

Suggested Academic Plan


This is a suggested academic plan for full-time students. Students may make adjustments and consult the current Undergraduate Catalog for course prerequisites.

*Denotes classes that satisfy a requirement where there may be other class choices available, please see your advisor for full course list.

First Year


Fall (16 hours)


Spring (17 hours)


Second Year


Fall (16 hours)


Spring (16 hours)


Third Year


Fall (15 hours)


Spring (12 hours)


Fourth Year


Fall (15 hours)


Spring (14 hours)


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