Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT)
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) program is offered both face-to-face and online.  The goal of the undergraduate IT program is to prepare students to use and support the appropriate use of computer technology to meet the diverse needs of business, government, education, and other organizations. IT graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions and grow into leadership positions or pursue graduate study. The face-to-face IT program currently offers five focus areas: Information Assurance and Security (IAS), Health Informatics (HI), Data Mining (DM), Mobile Computing (MC), and Web Design (WD). The online IT undergraduate degree program has the same requirements as the face-to-face program. An online IT major is required to complete three courses in each of two focus areas.  The online IT program will offer the IAS and MC focus areas in the initial implementation. The CIS Department plans to add the DM and WD focus areas within the first two years. Simultaneously, the department will begin discussions with the School of Allied Health Sciences to offer the HI focus area in the online IT program.

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  • 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.
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CST Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Florida A&M University | 1333 Wahnish Way
308 A Benjamin Banneker Technical Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
P:
(850) 599-3050
F:
(850) 599-3221
E:
offmgr@cis.famu.edu