Degree Requirements

Curriculum (updated Spring 2011)

General Education Distribution Requirements 

Title

Course

Credits

Elementary Composition I

ENG-W 131

3

Elementary Composition II

ENG-W 132

3

Professional Writing Skills

ENG-W 231

3

Public Speaking

SPCH-S 121

3

Humanities and Arts

Various

6

Physical and Life Science courses

Various

8

Cultural Diversity INFO-I 356 Globalization

3

Ethics and Civic Engagement Various

3

Quantitative Literacy (& Statistics)

MATH-M 118 & MATH-K310

6

Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Various

6

 

  

Informatics Courses (40 cr hours)

Introduction to Informatics

INFO-I 101

4

Mathematical Foundations of Informatics

INFO-I 201

4

Social Informatics

INFO-I 202

3

Information Infrastructure I

INFO-I 210

4

Information Infrastructure II

INFO-I 211

4

Website Design and Development

INFO-I 213

3

Human Computer Interaction

INFO-I 300

3

Organizational Informatics

INFO-I 303

3

Information Representation

INFO-I 308

3

Globalization

INFO-I 356 

3

Systems Design / Systems development

INFO-I 450/451

6

 

Cognate Area - Select One - (15 - 18 cr hours)   

BIOLOGY

Required Courses:

Introduction to Biology *

BIOL-L 105

5

Principles of Genetics

BIOL-L 364

3

Molecular Biology Lecture and Lab

BIOL-L 211/213

5

Select a minimum of 3 CreditsFrom the Following:

Principles of Immunology

BIOL-L 321

3

Microbiology

MICR-M 310

3

Microbiology Laboratory

MICR-M 315

2

Cell Physiology

BIOL-L 367

3

Comparative Animal Physiology

PHSL-P 416

3

Ecology

BIOL-L 473

3

* Prerequisite of MATH-M 125

BUSINESS

Required Courses:

Economics

ECON-E 200 or E 300 or BOTH E 201 & E 202

3 or 6

Choose TWO courses

BUS-A 201, L201 or K201

6

Choose TWO courses

BUS-D 301, Z 302 or S302

6

Introduction to Business

BUS-W 100

3

CHEMISTRY

Required Courses:

Principles of Chemistry II*

CHEM-C 106

3

Organic Chemistry I: Lecture

CHEM-C 341

3

Organic Chemistry II: Lecture

CHEM-C 342

3

Chemical Information Sources & Services

CHEM-C 400

1

Select Two From the Following:

Physical Chemistry I

CHEM-C 361

3

Analytical Chemistry

CHEM-C 310

3

Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-C 430

3

Biological Chemistry

CHEM-C 483

3

*Prerequisite is CHEM-C 105 and MATH-M 125

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

A - Required Courses:

General Psychology

PSY-P 103

3

Cognitive Psychology

PSY-P 335

3

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL-P 100

3

B - Select One From the Following:

Introduction to the Philosophy of the Mind

PHIL-P 360

3

Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHIL-P 304

3

Phenomenology and Existentialism

PHIL-P 335

3

Logic and Philosophy

PHIL-P 352

3

C - Select One From the Following:

Methods of Experimental Psychology

PSY-P 211

3

Neuroscience

PSY-P 326

3

Elementary Logic

PHIL-P 150

3

Any Philosophy course not selected from B above

Various

3

MATHEMATICS

Required Courses:

Calculus I

MATH-M 215

5

Calculus II

MATH-M 216

5

Calculus III

MATH-M 311

4

Select One From the Following:

Linear Algebra for Undergraduates

MATH-M 303

3

Elementary Differential Equations with Applications

MATH-M 313

3

Discrete Mathematics

MATH-M 347

3

Elements of Probability

MATH-M 360

3

 

NEW MEDIA

(revised 05/2012)

Students are required to take any five New Media Communication courses (i.e., courses with the NMCM prefix).  At least two of these courses must be at the 300-level or higher.


(previous requirements - revised 08/2010)

Required Courses:

Visual Communication

NMCM-N 210

3

Web Design and Development

INFO-I 213

3

Select Three From the Following:

Studio in Digital Media I

NMCM-N 215

3

Studio in Digital Media II 

NMCM-N 330 

3

Intro to Web Site Design Principles and Practice

NMCM-N 245

3

Web Site Design Principles and Practice 

NMCM-N 345 

3

Adv. Web Site design and Practice 

NMCM-N 445 

3

New Media Communication Theory

NMCM-N 411

3

Cyberculture and Community  

NMCM-N 351 

3

Organizational Communication

SPCH-C 380

3

PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

Required Courses:

The American Criminal Justice System

SPEA-J 101

3

Introduction to Public Affairs

SPEA-V 170

3

Select Three From the Following:

Public Management

SPEA-V 263

3

Managing Behavior in Public Organizations

SPEA-V 366

3

Law and Public Policy

SPEA-V 376

3

Introduction to Environmental Sciences

SPEA-E 272

3

SOCIOLOGY

Required Courses:

Introduction to Sociology -OR- Social Problems & Policies

SOC-S 100 or 101

3

Methods of Sociological Research

SOC-S 252

3

Statistics*

Three additional Sociology Electives at 300 - 400 level

Various

9

* Students selecting the Sociology cognate should select PSY-K 300 as their statistics course. See General Distribution requirements above.

Electives (to total a minimum of 120 cr. hr.)