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

Information Communication Technology, B.S.


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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. T

he 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.S. Requirements


Mathematics, statistics and computer science:


Complete 9 credits in mathematics, statistics, and/or computer sciences beyond the UK Core requirement. At least 3 hours must be in statistics.

Science Courses


Complete a minimum of 60 hours of science courses, with not more than 12 hours within the College of Communication and Information. These courses must be approved by an advisor in the College of Communication and Information and may be from the areas of mathematics, statistics, computer science, physical sciences, biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, as well as from appropriate professional fields.

Subtotal: College B.S. Hours: 60


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 .

TRACKS


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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