Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog

Information Technology, BS


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The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at Florida A&M University offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) program both face-to-face and online. 

The goal of the undergraduate IT program is to prepare students to use and support the appropriate use of computer technology to meet diverse needs of business, government, education and other organizations. IT graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions, and to grow into leadership positions or pursue graduate study.

The face-to-face IT program currently offers  five focus areas: Information Assurance and Security (IAS), Health Informatics (HI), Data Mining (DM), Mobile Computing (MC), and Web Design (WD).

The online IT undergraduate degree program has the same requirements as the face-to-face program. An online IT major is required to complete three courses in each of two focus areas.  The online IT program will offer the IAS and MC focus areas in the initial implementation. The CIS Department plans to add the DM and WD focus areas within the first two years. Simultaneously, the department will begin discussions with the School of Allied Health Sciences to offer the HI focus area in the online IT program.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16


Spring Semester


Total: 12


Total: 120


Information Technology Core Concentrations


Each concentration is composed of three to four courses. IT majors must complete two concentrations, at least one of which must be within the CIS Department. These IT courses equip students from all disciplines. Students must select three courses within the same concentration core. The following concentrations are currently recognized:

Information Assurance and Security (IAS):


Students will learn fundamental topics of Information Assurance and Security.

Data Mining (DM):


Students will learn fundamental concepts and skills of database and data mining.

Mobile Computing (MC):


Students will learn concepts and challenges of mobile computing, handheld, and embedded computing will be introduced.

Web Design (WD):


Students will learn the fundamental topics of designing and implementing web applications on the Internet.

Health Informatics (HI):


Allied Health Sciences concentration for IT students.

Inter-disciplinary concentration (Additional inter-disciplinary concentrations forthcoming)

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