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Information Sciences

Degree Requirements

Changes to Information Sciences Starting in Fall 2014

Information Sciences: Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Major (Information Science track)

Supporting Courses (30 credits)

  • COMP SCI 221: Database Design and Management (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 240: Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 256: Introduction to Software Design (4 credits)
  • COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)
  • COMM 166: Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication or COMM 237 Small Group Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 185: Business and Media Writing (3 credits)
  • COMM 205: Elements of Media (3 credits)
  • COMM 290: Communication Problems and Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Upper-Level Courses (25 credits)

  • COMP SCI 316: Advanced Software Design (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 331 Internet Programming (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 360: Systems Analysis and Project Management (3 credits)
  • INFO SCI 308: Information Technologies (3 credits)
  • INFO SCI 410: Advanced Information Problems (3 credits)
  • INFO SCI 430: Information, Media, and Society (3 credits)
  • Area of Emphasis (6 credits)
  • The emphasis affords an opportunity for students to develop some expertise in a particular dimension of information studies. The area is created by the student with the approval of an adviser.

Information Sciences: Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Major (Information Technology track)

Supporting Courses, (36 credits)

  • COMP SCI 201: Introduction to Programming and Internet Technologies (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 221: Database Design and Management (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 231: Introduction to Information Technology Operations (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 240: Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 256: Introduction to Software Design (4 credits)
  • MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 203: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
  • COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)
  • COMM 166: Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication or COMM 237 Small Group Communication (3 credits)

Upper-level Courses (28 credits)

  • COMP SCI 316: Advanced Software Design (4 credits)
  • COMP SCI 353: Computer Architecture and Organization (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 358: Data Communication (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 451: Advanced Database (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 452: Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • COMP SCI 360: Systems Analysis and Project Management (3 credits) and at least 8 credits of upper level courses approved by an advisor
  • COMP SCI 490: Capstone Essay in Computer Science (1-3 credits)