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Information Technology, BS

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).

Program Description

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.

Mission

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.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive background in Information Technology procedures and techniques with emphasis on networking, programming, and cybersecurity.
  • Train students to properly conduct research for recommending hardware and software solutions to solve business problems.
  • Identify issues and strategies for designing and implementing computer-based solutions in a variety of computing and business environments.
  • Provide the skill sets to analyze, design, test, evaluate, and secure network infrastructures and development environments.
  • Develop the skills necessary for managing and leading information technology projects and teams.
  • Assist graduates in obtaining positions in Network Systems and Data Communications Analysis and related.
  • Develop the students’ ability to communicate effectively and think critically.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

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 Courses

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 Courses

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 and 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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