Information Technology: Data Analytics (B.S.)
The major in Information Technology focuses on information, its management and processing within an organization, and the application of technology to create, exchange, store, and use information in that context. The focus is on the business use of information and the application of computing technology. Graduates will typically follow career paths as applications development programmers, planners and designers of information systems, and information systems managers within organizations. The degree provides versatility through a best practices approach to the core areas of Information Technology.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Possess proficiency in information technology, including programming fundamentals, software, network systems, and databases, as well as their relevant web interfaces and applications.
- Demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge of information technology, enabling graduates to make a professional contribution to organizations across sectors.
- Engage in effective critical thinking and problem-solving in the field of information technology.
- Assess the needs of technology users and articulate appropriate strategies for meeting those needs through hardware and software.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 60|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 20|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major and Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major/Concentration, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.), IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.) and all major requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the integrative Capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.
A minimum grade of C is required in all Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between Major/Concentration and Minor Areas.
|Major in Information Technology|
|CMPL 515||Programming Fundamentals||4|
|CMPL 525||Foundations of Cybersecurity||4|
|CMPL 612||Advanced Software Tools||4|
|CMPL 614||Computer and Network Systems||4|
|CMPL 622||Human Computer Interaction||4|
|CMPL 620||Virtualization and Cloud Computing||4|
|MGMT 622||Database Management Systems||4|
|MGMT 623||Systems Analysis and Design||4|
|Concentration in Data Analytics|
|DATA 510||Introduction to Data Analytics||4|
|DATA 520||Data Mining, Cleaning, and Visualization||4|
|DATA 610||Data Analytics and Technologies||4|
|DATA 620||Data Analytics in Business Intelligence||4|
|DATA 630||Advanced Data Analytics||4|
|CMPL 650||Best Practices in Information Technology||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.