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Academic Program Guide

Information Technology

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*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.*

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 diversity 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 Information Technology (IT) major 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.

Mapping Coordinator: Omar Ellison

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
PSY2012 General Psychology3
IDS2144 Information Ethics for the 21st Century or PHI2630 Ethical Issues and Life Choices or PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course (MAC1105) ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics or STA2122 Applied Statistics3
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics3
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course (STA2023 or STA2122) ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Scholarship In Practice3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
LIS2360 Web Applications Development 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Writing/E-Series course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PSY2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete IDS2144, PHI2630 or PHI2010 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: 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
Diversity course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete ECO2013 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS2780 (or any database concepts course) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete COP2258 (or any object oriented programming course) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS2360 (or any programming course) ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
LIS3353 Information Technologies3
LIS3021 Technical Communication for the Information Professions3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech or SPC2608 Public Speaking (OCCR)3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete LIS3353 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete LIS3021 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Scholarship In Practice3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
LIS4708 Perspectives on Information Technology3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
LIS Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-Graduation check
Complete two (2) LIS Electives
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
LIS4910 Information Technology Project3
LIS Elective3
Upper Division Writing3
Required Milestones: Term 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:

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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