Major in Information Technology

The Information Technology major requires 67 units to be earned with a grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher. A minimum of 30 major units must be taken at Towson University.

Required Courses (43 Units)
CIS 211FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY3
CIS 377INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY3
CIS 435HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION3
COSC 111INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS 13
COSC 236INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I4
COSC 418ETHICAL AND SOCIETAL CONCERNS OF COMPUTER SCIENTISTS3
ITEC 231FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB TECHNOLOGIES3
ITEC 250FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS3
ITEC 274FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEM MANAGEMENT3
ITEC 315DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT3
ITEC 325SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE3
ITEC 345SCRIPTING LANGUAGES3
ITEC 411SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND INTEGRATION3
ITEC 485INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE3
Elective Courses (15-16 Units)
At least four courses must be upper level.15-16
INTRO TO BUSINESS PROG
VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING
GAMING INTERFACE DESIGN
E-GOVERNMENT
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT / E-COMMERCE
UNIVERSAL USABILITY: DESIGNING COMPUTER INTERFACES FOR BLIND USERS
APPLIED DATA MINING AND VISUAL ANALYTICS
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II
COMPUTING HARDWARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
LEGAL AND POLICY ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP
EMERGING INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES
IT ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
CLOUD COMPUTING FOR ENTERPRISES
DISASTER RECOVERY AND ENTERPRISE CONTINUITY
ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKING
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT & ANALYSIS
WEB DEVELOPMENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Other Requirements (9 Units)
Must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.
COMM 131FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION (Core 5)3
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (Core 9)3
MATH 231BASIC STATISTICS3
or ECON 205 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
Total Units67-68
1

May substitute COSC 112, COSC 119 or equivalent.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
COSC 1113COSC 1754
MATH 1194COMM 131 or 1323
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3ENGL 102 (Core 2)3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
 16 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
COSC 2364ITEC 2313
CIS 2113ITEC 2503
MATH 231, 233, or ECON 2053ITEC 2743
Core3Core3
Core or Elective3Core or Elective3
 16 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ITEC 3153ENGL 3173
ITEC 3253IT Elective (from approved list)3
CIS 3773IT Elective (from approved list)3
IT Elective (from approved list)3Core3
Core 93Core3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ITEC 4113ITEC 4853
COSC 4183CIS 4353
IT Elective (from approved list)3IT Elective (from approved list)3
Core or Elective3Core or Elective3
Core or Elective3Core or Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 123
  1. Use their proficiency with information technology principles and practices to solve a variety of problems.
  2.  Explain the selection, deployment and maintenance principles that under lie information technology.
  3.  Understand the ethical and societal issues facing information technology professionals and can formulate appropriate solutions.
  4.  Work effectively in teams and communicate effectively.