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Academic Program Guide

Information Communication, and Technology

College: Communication and Information
Degree: BS
Limited Access: No

Contact: CCI Advising Center
Address: 2011 William Johnston Building Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-7278

Description of Major

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

Information, Communication and Technology is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in combining information technology with communication foundations. Students in the major will learn skills in cutting-edge technology, web design and applications, communicating information effectively, delivering information in and through creative and intelligent approaches, and working in teams.

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework: (24 hours)
Information, Communication and Technology majors must complete the following with a grade of C minus or higher:*

PSY XXXX (3) Any Psychology course (PSY X012 preferred)
STA X023 (3) or STA X122 (3) Statistics
ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
MAC XXXX (3) Pre-calculus or Discrete Math
PHI XXXX (3) any general ethics course (FSU students take IDS2144, PHI 2630 or PHI2010)
CGS XXXX (3) any database course (FSU students take LIS 2780 or equivalent)
COP XXXX (3) any programming course (FSU students take LIS 2360 or equivalent)
COP XXXX (3) any object-oriented programming course (FSU students take COP 2258 or equivalent)

*Some prerequisite coursework may also be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division Major
Students must complete the prerequisite coursework to be considered for entrance into the major. Students must also complete at least 52 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.00, at least half the required General Education requirements, including freshman English composition and both mathematics courses, or an A.A. Degree.


Major Program of Studies at FSU: (42 hours)
No grade below a C minus will be accepted for any course in the major.

Foundation Courses (6 hours)
MMC 2000 (3) Introduction to Mass Media
LIS 3353 (3) Information Technologies

Capstone Courses (6 hours)
LIS 4910 (3) Information Technology Project
LIS 4708 (3) Perspectives on Information Technology

Elective Courses (30 hours)
Electives are grouped into two categories. A total of 30 hours must be taken, with a minimum of 12 hours from the School of Communication and a minimum of 12 hours from the School of Information. Students may take a maximum of six hours of DIS credit total across the program.

School of Communication Electives
ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising
ADV 3410 Hispanic Marketing Communication
ADV 4411 Multicultural Marketing
PUR 3000 Introduction to Public Relations
RTV 3001 Media Techniques
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech
SPC 2608 Public Speaking
MMC 4300 Communication and Change: The Diffusion of Innovations
COM 3310 Communication Research Methods
COM 3332 New Communication Technology & Contemporary Society
COM 3420 or IFS 3033 Media, Culture and the Environment
COM 4470 Desktop Multimedia
COM 4905r Directed Individual Study (up to 6 hours)

School of Information Electives
IDS 3493 Empowering Health Consumers in the eHealth Era
LIS 3021 Technical Communication
LIS 3201 Research and Data Analysis in Information Technology
LIS 3793 Information Architecture
LIS 4022 Writing for Information Professions
LIS 4351 User Experience Design
LIS 4368 Advanced Web App Development
LIS 4369 Extensible Enterprise Solutions
LIS 4380 Social Media Management
LIS 4381 Mobile App Development
LIS 4480 IT Leadership
LIS 4940r Internship (up to 6 hours)
LIS 4905r Directed Individual Study (up to 6 hours)

Minor Coursework:
A minor is not required for this degree but is strongly recommended. A minor consists of 12 hours in an approved minor area, 15 hours in an approved interdisciplinary minor, or requirements as stated by the minor area.

Digital Literacy: (0-3 hours beyond the major)
CGS 2060 (3), CGS 2100 (3), or other University approved Digital Literacy course can be used to satisfy this requirement.

Oral Communication Competency: (0-3 hours)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement is met by either SPC 1017 or SPC 2608.

Minimum Programs Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 24*
Major Coursework 42
Minor Coursework 0
Digital Literacy 0-3
Oral Competency 0-3
Electives to bring total credits to 120

*Note: Some prerequisite coursework may also be applied to General Education requirements.

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1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information

Salary Information: For more information go to: National Association of Colleges and Employers ( or the Occupational Outlook Handbook ( provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Representative Job Titles: Web Designer, Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Technical Editor/Writer

Representative Employers: IT Businesses, Business and Professional Associations, Public Relations Firms, Communication Firms, Research Organizations, Universities and Colleges, Consulting Firms, Information Industry (Publishers and other media outlets), Planning Agencies, Government Agencies.

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