Undergraduate Catalog

B.S. in Information Technology

Overview

Upon completion of General Studies, pre-major and major core course requirements, students may choose one of the two application domain concentration areas in Network/Database/Web or Medical Informatics, or select a minor from other undergraduate programs at Gallaudet.

IT Major Internship Requirement

One summer or semester internship is required. Students can start the internship program in their sophomore year. Our in-house internship coordinator and faculty advisor will work closely with each student on internship preparation, placement, and follow-up.

Laptop and ACM Student Membership Requirements

IT majors and minors are required to have their own laptops. Check the IT Program website for minimum system configurations for laptops (PC and Apple Mac). They are also required to join Association of Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), the world's largest professional, educational, and scientific computing society. An annual student membership fee is $19 with many benefits, such as free online books and courses, career advises, job fairs, student and computing professional networks, and conferences.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 7
Required Related Courses 6
Major Core Courses 45
Concentration Elective Courses or Minor Courses 15-21
Free Elective Courses 4-10
TOTAL 120

Information Technology Pre-Major Courses (7 credits):

ITS 105Information Technology Fundamentals

3

ITS 110Programming Fundamentals

3

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 130: Three of the four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR104; the remaining hour is counted as part of the pre-major course requirements.

Required Related Courses (6 credits):

MAT 140Discrete Structures

3

MAT 142Intro Prob/Stats for Scie & IT

3

Major Core Courses (45 credits):

ITS 202Computer Hardware Essentials

3

ITS 203Operating Systems Essentials

3

ITS 211Programming Language I

3

ITS 212Programming Language II

3

ITS 231Computer Networking Essentials

3

ITS 252Intro to Web Technologies

3

ITS 261Information Security Fundamentals

3

ITS 311Intro to Mobile App Developmen

3

ITS 321Database Fundamentals

3

ITS 322Client/Server Database Appl

3

ITS 341Systems Analysis & Design

3

ITS 371Human Computer Interaction

3

ITS 381Social & Prof. Issues in IT

3

ITS 492Senior Capstone Project II

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

Required Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits):

Students who select Network/Database/Web or Medical Informatics as a concentration area must take 15 credit hours of the courses listed under Network/Database/Web Concentration Electives or 15 credit hours of the courses listed under Medical Informatics Concentration Electives. If approved by their major advisor, students may fulfill the concentration requirement by completing a minor from another undergraduate program at Gallaudet.

Network/Database/Web Concentration Electives (15 credits):

ITS 295Special Topics

1-5

ITS 352Web Programming

3

ITS 382IT Technical Writing

3

ITS 395Special Topics

1-5

ITS 423Database Administration

3

ITS 433Network Adm.-Server Support

3

ITS 453E-Commerce Appl Dev.

3

ITS 495Special Topics

1-5

Cybersecurity Concentration Electives (15 credits):

ITS 295Special Topics

1-5

ITS 365Cryptography and Computer Security

3

ITS 367Digital Forensics

3

ITS 395Special Topics

1-5

ITS 462Corporate Information Security

3

ITS 495Special Topics

1-5

Medical Informatics Concentration Electives (15 credits):

BIO 106Medical Terminology

3

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 108Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

4

BIO 233Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 333Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 108General Chemistry II

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 110General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 240Computer Applications for Scientists

3-4

ITS 295Special Topics

1-5

ITS 395Special Topics

1-5

ITS 495Special Topics

1-5

PHS 302Introduction to Public Health Informatics, Health Communication, and Consumer Informatics

3

Free Elective Courses (10 credits):

IT Industry Certification

Industry-sponsored IT certifications are highly recommended as it has become a general practice by employers to demand a relevant college degree as well as IT certifications for entry level professional jobs.

IT Major Internship Requirement

One summer or semester internship is required. Students can start the internship program in their sophomore year. Our in-house internship coordinator and faculty advisor will work closely with each student on internship preparation, placement, and follow-up.

Laptop and ACM Student Membership Requirements

IT majors and minors are required to have their own laptops. Check the IT Program website for minimum system configurations for laptops (PC and Apple Mac). They are also required to join Association of Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), the world's largest professional, educational, and scientific computing society. An annual student membership fee is $19 with many benefits, such as free online books and courses, career advises, job fairs, student and computing professional networks, and conferences.