The minor program in Information Technology enhances the knowledge and skills of students aiming for every career where the understanding of information technology and basic coding skills provide a benefit beyond the normal coursework in their major. Practical application of information technology is integral to all disciplines. Business and industry today are seeking graduates who not only have expertise in their major, but who have also demonstrated the unique problem solving skills associated with a strong background in information technology. For many disciplines, computing is an essential tool used to explore and expand knowledge. The medical profession implements digital imaging for diagnostics and remote surgery. Music and movie production rely on information technology. Electronic commerce is a viable business model. Bio-informatics integrates biology, computer science, and information technology. Information technology makes possible the visualization of electronic social networks and social network analysis. Recent legislation requires securing vital computing infrastructure to protect resources and data. A minor in information technology helps to prepare students for careers in business, healthcare, sciences, social services, arts, government, education, and academia.
To fulfill a minor in Information Technology, students must complete 18 semester hours of coursework with at least nine semester hours in the upper division. Courses taken to satisfy Georgia's General Education Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the Information Technology minor. ITFN 4700 Applied Research in Information Technology may be replaced with an upper-division elective course in IT with an approval from the department. All courses and prerequisites must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
ITFN 1101 Foundations of Information Technology (3 hours)
CSCI 1301/ITFN 1303/WBIT 1310 (3 hours)
CSCI 1302/ITFN 2313/WBIT 2311 (3 hours)
ITFN 3112 Systems Analysis (3 hours)
ITFN 3316 Software Security, Testing, and Quality Assurance (3 hours)
ITFN 4700 Applied Research in Information Technology (3 hours)
Total Program Requirements (18 hours)