Information Technology Minor

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The information technology (IT) minor is a way for students in non-technical majors to bridge the gap between a primarily non-technical education and a technical world. Graduates from a variety of fields are discovering that there is a great need to have computer competency in addition to the knowledge they gain in their major; the IT minor, which is tailored to grow students' understanding of computer and information technology applications, helps prepare students for the future.

Students who minor in IT must complete a minimum of 20 credits of IT courses. All students must take IT 520 Computer Architecture as well as an approved introductory programming course. The other three courses may be chosen from the list below.

Courses not in the list below may be allowed at the discretion of the minor coordinator, but approval for such exceptions should be sought before the courses are taken.

Credit toward the minor will be given only for courses passed with C- or better, and a 2.0 grade-point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. Students should contact the IT minor coordinator to declare their intent to earn a minor as early as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final term, an application should be made to the dean of the student's major college to have the minor shown on the academic record. Students must consult with their major adviser and also the minor coordinator.

IT 520Computer Architecture4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Applications Programming with Visual Basic
Introduction to Scientific Programming
From Problems to Algorithms to Programs
Select three of the following:12
Introduction to Internet Technologies
From Programs to Computer Science
Intermediate Web Design
Database Programming
Server-side Web Development
Client-side Web Development
Network/Systems Administration
Computer Security
Total Credits20