Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Communication Technology, B.A.

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The Information Communication Technology (ICT) program is designed to educate students to assume leadership roles where the application of information technology (IT) is concerned, with the ultimate goal of equipping students with the tools and soft skills necessary for articulating technology solutions to clients, organizations, and communities. ICT majors will also build expertise in either the technology management or commercialization emphasis area.

The program’s concentration on the human-centered approach to technology teaches students how to be effective users of technology, solve problems specifically related to information and communication, and to facilitate communicating information in meaningful ways. In general, ICT majors are exposed to issues involving information, policy and regulation, and the role of communication technologies in western societies and the developing world.

Graduates are prepared for jobs as desktop support technicians, information security analysts, front-end developers, systems administrators, project managers, and social media managers, to name a few.

Students are encouraged to get involved in extracurricular opportunities within the program, such as education abroad, the ICT Student Association (ICTSA), undergraduate research, independent studies, app development workshops, and professional networking events. ICT majors are required to complete one technology-oriented internship. Our robust professional internship program is a great resource for students who are eager to expand their undergraduate course work and gain hands-on experience in the field.

Degree Requirements

Each student completes the following:

College B.A. Requirements


Complete one of the following sequences:

Option A:

Successful completion of the fourth college semester of one foreign language. (Note: This may be accomplished by scoring at this level on a placement test for previous work in the foreign language.)

Option B:

Complete a set of two courses dealing with the nature and structure of language, language behavior, or comparativelanguages. This set shall be comprised of one course from Group I below, and one course from Group II. (Courses counted as meeting this option may not be counted in the major or field of concentration.)

Major Requirements

Students must complete the departmental requirements for one of the five majors (communication, information communication technology, integrated strategic communication, journalism, or media arts and studies).

Subtotal: College B.A. Hours: 9-17

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

Subtotal: UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR): 3

*ICT 305  is an online GCCR course for students in the online Information Studies track. All other tracks take ICT 300 .

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 9

Subtotal: Major hours: 15

*ICT 305  is an online GCCR course for students in the online Information Studies track. All other tracks take ICT 300 .


One of the following tracks:

Track A - Commercialization

Choose three from:

Subtotal: Track A hours: 15

Subtotal: Track B hours: 15

Subtotal: Track C hours: 15

Track D - Custom

Choose three courses (9 hours) from the available tracks to customize a program of study in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

  • and two 300+ level IS or ICT electives chosen in conjunction with advisor

Subtotal: Track D hours: 15

In addition, students may take 21 hours of free electives. If students have premajor credit that does not fulfill the premajor courses for ICT that they may have the option of using those credits towards free electives. Otherwise, students may choose from online courses offered by the University.

Cognate Area

  • 15 hours (300+ level) outside the major; can be any collection of courses selected in conjunction with advisor.

Subtotal: Cognate Area hours: 15

TOTAL HOURS: minimum of 120

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