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Information Technology encompasses a wide range of technical, business, and social activities. In technology, attributes of technical requirements and environments change frequently and without warning. The main idea of the Information Technology program is to educate students in a utilitarian way and to make them able to experience a vast array of computing concepts and technologies that will make the student easily employable and adaptable to any organization. Additionally, the goal is to give students a desire to explore and develop a direction for their future careers in networking, cybersecurity, or application development (programming).
Keiser University‘s Bachelors of Science in Information Technology provides a comprehensive program of study, designed to prepare graduates for positions in network operations, cybersecurity, or application development environments. Students learn to plan, design, test, implement, and evaluate network and data communications systems. Students are provided a hands-on collaborative learning curriculum based on industry led criteria. Students can concentrate studies in Networking, Cybersecurity, or Programming. In all concentrations offered in Information Technology, the program fosters the acquisition of systems-thinking and research skills necessary within a dynamic technical environment.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to develop foundational knowledge of Information Technology practices and procedures to support continuous organizational improvement activities. The program prepares students to become networking, cybersecurity, or programming practitioners in a variety of technical and non-technical work roles. Focus is paid to developing business communication, empathy, and interaction skills to promote organizational culture.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, students must complete 120.0 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 40 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|Lower Division Information Technology Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)|
|Service and Support PC Systems I||3.0 credit hours|
|Service and Support PC Systems II||3.0 credit hours|
|Supporting Client Operating Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Essentials of Networking||3.0 credit hours|
|Managing/Maintaining Server Operating Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Information Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Multi-User Operating Systems (Linux)||3.0 credit hours|
|Programming For Information Technology Professionals||3.0 credit hours|
Lower Division Network Systems and Data Communication Concentration Courses (12.0 credit hours) – Select one concentration
|Lower Division Networking Concentration Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Database Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Implementing Directory Services||3.0 credit hours|
|Internetworking Technologies||3.0 credit hours|
|Implementing a Network Infrastructure||3.0 credit hours|
|Lower Division Programming Concentration Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Data Structures & Algorithms||3.0 credit hours|
|Software Engineering I||3.0 credit hours|
|Java Programming I||3.0 credit hours|
|Java Programming II||3.0 credit hours|
|Lower Division Cybersecurity Concentration Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Social, Economic, and Policy Aspects of Cybersecurity||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Aspects of Cybersecurity||3.0 credit hours|
|Cybersecurity Ethics||3.0 credit hours|
|Cloud Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|3.0 credits from any Behavioral or Social Science courses offered by Keiser University|
|Communication (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|6.0 credits from any Natural Science courses offered by Keiser University|
|Upper Division Information Technology Major Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Designing a Virtual Infrastructure||3.0 credit hours|
|Cyber Laws, Frameworks, and Standards||3.0 credit hours|
|Ethics in Information Technology||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Linux Administration||3.0 credit hours|
|Enterprise Planning and Optimization||3.0 credit hours|
|Database Management Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Networking Concentration Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Enterprise Server Administration||3.0 credit hours|
|Unified Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Managing Office 365||3.0 credit hours|
|Cloud and Internet Computing||3.0 credit hours|
|Wireless Networks abnd Mobile Computing||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Routing Technology||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Programming Concentration Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Web Development I||3.0 credit hours|
|Software Engineering II||3.0 credit hours|
|Python Programming||3.0 credit hours|
|Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Android Development||3.0 credit hours|
|iOS Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Cybersecurity Concentration Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Privacy||3.0 credit hours|
|Identity Access Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Contractual/Regulatory Compliance||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Infrastructure Risk Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Protecting Cyber-Physical Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Ethical Hacking||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Electives (9.0 credit hours)|
|Systems Analysis||3.0 credit hours|
|Project Management||3.0 credit hours|
|IT Capstone||3.0 credit hours|
|Internship I||3.0 credit hours|
|Internship II||3.0 credit hours|
|Internship III||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Requirements (9.0 credit hours)|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Management Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Any 3000 or 4000 level General Education course offered by the University||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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