B.S. Information Technology Requirements

Department of Management and Marketing

If data, computers and problem-solving excite you, then a career in IT might be right for you. Through Millersville’s Information Technology program – or INTE for short – you’ll become equipped to solve complex technical issues and learn about communication technologies and the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing devices to meet organizational needs, individual user demands and society at large.

There are two components of the B.S. Degree in Information Technology. The first is the core, which all Information Technology majors must take. The second is an option/path selection. Students may pursue a General Degree in Information Technology or specialize with an option in Healthcare Analytics (with additional options currently in development). This is designed to prepare traditional and transfer students as well as adult learners for careers in Information Technology that includes the healthcare sector as well as a broad range of other fields.

Before being admitted to the next Information Technology, Computer Science, or Mathematics course in a sequence, a grade of C- or better must be earned in every prerequisite course.

The Core Requirements

The objective of the core requirements is to provide the student with the skills that are considered to be fundamental to the study of Information Technology. This includes grounding in various aspects of Information Systems, Analytics, Computer Networks, Risk Management & Security, IT Project Management, Operating Systems, Web Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction & User Interfaces, and Programming. The core foundation in Information Technology provides a strong analytic component, as well as providing many useful concepts of interest to Information Technology professionals.

Required Information Technology Courses

INTE 120 – Integrated IT Application Projects

4 s.h.

INTE 130 – Fundamentals of Information Technology

4 s.h.

INTE 230 – Network Concepts, Security, and Administration

4 s.h.

INTE 240 – Fundamentals of Web Technology

4 s.h.

INTE 360 – IT Risk Management and Security

4 s.h.

INTE 410 – IT Project Management

4 s.h.

INTE 420 – Fundamentals of Operating Systems Management

4 s.h.

INTE 440 – Human-Computer Interaction

4 s.h.

Total  

32 s.h.

General Information Technology Courses

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology provides students with an in-depth understanding of Information Technology and prepares students to apply their knowledge to support a variety of business processes. It is not only the tech industry that has a need for Information Technology professionals; thus, offering an interdisciplinary option of study in Information Technology will help students significantly in a meaningful and satisfying career after graduation. The mix of interdisciplinary course requirements with Information Technology, Computer Science, and other elective courses produces graduates with strong problem-solving and communication skills.

The program option is comprised of two classes of Interdisciplinary Course Requirements (6 Credits) with the choice of students from a list of ten classes along with three classes of INTE & CSCI Elective Courses (10-12 Credits). The total number of credits for this option is 18 Credits Maximum.

The student is required to take the following courses when selecting the General IT path:

Interdisciplinary Course Requirements (6 Credits)
Choose any two from the following:

Index

Title

Semester
Hours

COMM 225

Communication in Nonprofit Sector

3 s.h.

COMM 317

Intercultural Communication

3 s.h

COMM 371

Crisis Emergency & Risk Comm

3 s.h

COMM 380

Digital Media Writing

3 s.h

COMM 390

Social Media Campaigns

3 s.h

DESN 247

Intro to Experience & Interaction Design

3 s.h

DESN 201

Understanding Web Design

3 s.h

PHIL 281

Business and Professional Ethics

3 s.h

ECON 101

Principles of Macroeconomics

3 s.h

BUAD 251

Principles of Management

3 s.h

 

INTE & CSCI Elective Courses (10-12 Credits)
Choose any three courses from the following:

Index

Title

Credits

INTE 255

Introduction to Data Analytics

3 s.h

INTE 350

Cybersecurity

4 s.h

INTE 425

Data Exploration & Visualization for IT Managers

3 s.h

INTE 435

IT Security,  Privacy, and Ethics

4 s.h

CSCI 362

Data Structures

4 s.h

CSCI 370

Computer Architecture

4 s.h

CSCI 380

Operating Systems

4 s.h

CSCI 395

Computer Networks

4 s.h

CSCI 415

Computer and Network Security

4 s.h

INTE 406

Topics in Information Technology

4 s.h

INTE 3XX
INTE 4XX
CSCI 3XX, or
CSCI 4XX

(Advisor-Approved)

4 s.h

Only one course (up to 4 credits) can be taken from following:*

INTE 300/400

Information Technology Internship

4 s.h

INTE 489/499

Honors Courses/Thesis

4 s.h

INTE 498

Independent Study in Information Technology

4 s.h

 *These courses can include up to four total credits of INTE 498 (Independent Study in Information Technology), INTE 300/400 (Co-Op), and INTE 489/499 (Honors Thesis).

Healthcare Analytics Option Courses

Information Technology assists with meeting individual and organizational needs through the selection, application, integration and administration of computing and communication technologies. This degree option will prepare students to identify suitable technology, develop strategies and apply fundamental computing knowledge to effectively manage the operations of an organization, with a specific focus on Healthcare Analytics.

The student is required to take the following courses when selecting the Healthcare Analytics option:

Healthcare Analytics Option – Required Courses

INTE 255 – Introduction to Data Analytics (or CSCI 452)

3 s.h.

INTE 365 – Health Care Information Management

3 s.h.

INTE 425 – Data Exploration and Visualization for IT Managers 

3 s.h.

INTE 465 – Data Analytics in Health Care

3 s.h.

NURS 310 – Health Issues from a Population Health Perspective

3 s.h.

NURS 312 – Value-Based Care

3 s.h.

Total

18 s.h.

Departmental Required-Related Courses

The student is required to take 20 s.h. of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Economics courses

MATHEMATICS COURSES

MATH 120 – Logic for Information Technology

2 s.h.

MATH 130 – Elements of Statistics (or MATH 234 or MATH 235)

3 s.h.

Total 

5 s.h.

See placement policy for rules on which class to begin with.

COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES

CSCI 161 – Introduction to Programming I

4 s.h.

CSCI 162 – Introduction to Programming II

4 s.h.

CSCI 366 – Database Systems

4 s.h.

Total 

12 s.h.

C or better is required in CSCI 161 to take CSCI 162.

ECONOMICS COURSES

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics

3 s.h.

Total 

3 s.h.

Additional Major Requirements

Every Information Technology major is required to complete an Advanced Writing course. It must be one of:

  • ENGL 316 -- Business Writing (recommended)
  • ENGL 312 -- Technical Writing
  • ENGL 319 -- Science Writing

Every Information Technology major must complete the General Education curriculum to satisfy degree requirements.