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Academic Program Guide


Information Technology


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

In the emerging connected society, information and information technology are ubiquitous and influence almost all forms of human activity. Modern IT professionals use information and technology to support the goals and cultures of the people and organizations they serve. The College of Communication and Information's Bachelor of Science in information technology (IT) program prepares graduates who can apply technology innovatively, manage information purposefully, communicate effectively, and work ethically and productively with people. Successful information technology professionals determine an organization's information needs and then design, create, and manage information systems to meet those needs. In the IT program students participate in hands-on learning experiences designed to develop and hone leadership skills in communication, technology, teamwork, information management, critical thinking, and problem solving.

The BS in IT program is forty-two (42) semester hour program, offering multiple concentrations. The program requires six (6) foundation courses, two (2) capstone courses, and six (6) elective courses. Students can focus on topics such as networking and security, health informatics, design and development, and social informatics.

Mapping Coordinator: William English
Email: william.english@cci.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
PSY2012 General Psychology3
IFS 2041 Information Ethics for the 21st Century or PHI2630 Ethical Issues and Life Choices or PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course (MAC1105) ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics or STA2122 Applied Statistics3
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics3
CGS2821 Introduction to Web Site Design 3
GE History3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course (STA2023 or STA2122) ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
Scholarship In Practice3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
LIS2360 Web Applications Development 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
E-Series3
Milestones 3
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CGS2821 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete IFS2041, PHI2630 or PHI2010 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PSY2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
COP2258 Problem Solving with Object-Oriented Programming 3
LIS2780 Database Concepts 3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Multicultural (X/Y)3
Milestones 4
Complete ECO2013 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS2780 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete COP2258 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS2360 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete E-Series
Term 5 hrs
LIS3353 Information Technologies3
LIS3267 Information Science3
LIS3021 Technical Communication for the Information Professions3
Multicultural (X/Y)3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech or SPC2608 Public Speaking (OCCR)3
Milestones 5
Complete LIS3353 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS3267 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS3021 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 6 hrs
Scholarship In Practice3
LIS3706 Information Systems and Services3
LIS3784 Intermediate Database Analysis 3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete LIS3706 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS3784 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Term 7 hrs
LIS4708 Perspectives on Information Technology3
LIS3201 Research and Data Analysis in Information Technology3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete Pre-Graduation check
Complete two (2) LIS Electives
Term 8 hrs
LIS4910 Information Technology Project3
LIS Elective3
Upper Division Writing3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete LIS4910 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS4708 ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Web Development/Administration, Information Architect, Network Administrator, Information Systems Designer, Technical Editor/Writer, Usability Analyst, Technology Coordinator, Content Manager, Information Technology Consultant

Representative Employers: Database Administrator, IT Manager, Information Security Analyst, Health IT Manager, Web Developer

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University



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