Information Communication Technology Major

Students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. Classes provide a human and organizational focus on technology—teaching students how to be effective users of technology. Students who major in ICT can expect to work in positions where they are the communication link between people, organizations and the technologies used to support those organizations' information infrastructures.

ICT majors may pursue one of two concentrations.

ICT Commercialization

Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth.

Technology Management

Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment.


Degree Requirements

120 credit hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)
Complete all UK Core, Graduation Composition and Communication^, BA or BS requirements, and one statistics course

^3 hours University Graduate Writing requirements (GCCR): ICT 300 or ICT 305

42 Hours at the 300 level or above
2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 major GPA required to graduate

Pre-Major Requirements–9 Hours
ICT 200—Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
ICT 201—Personal Knowledge Management
ICT 202—Technologies for Information Services

Core Requirements–12 Hours
ICT 205—Issues in ICT Policy
ICT 300—ICT in Society OR ICT 305 Data Detectives
ICT 301—Introduction to Databases
ICT 310 – Exploring and Analyzing ICTs: Methods and Approaches*
ICT 399—Internship in ICT

*ICT 310 requirement effective for majors declared in Fall 2019 or later.

 


Commercialization

The commercialization track focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth.

Focus Area - 12 Hours

Choose four courses from the following:

ICT 302 - Content Management Systems
ICT 307- Copyright
ICT 325 - Multimedia & Technology*
ICT 410 - Privacy
IS 402 - Competitive Intelligence
ICT 406 - eCommerce Regulation
 
Electives - 6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses in conjunction with your advisor

Cognate - 15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 


Technology Management

The technology management track focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment.

Focus Area - 12 Hours

Choose four courses from the following:
ICT 302—Content Management Systems
ICT 303—Systems Analysis
ICT 325—Multimedia & Technology
ICT 351—Technology Security
ICT 406—e-Commerce Regulation
ICT 418—Linux Systems Administration
ICT 420—Semantic Web Development
ICT 550—Security Informatics
ICT 552—Cybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement
JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design**
MAS 355—Communication and Information Systems in Organizations**
MAS 535—Telecommunications Network Management**

**Some earlier majors may have taken these classes to satisfy ICT elective requirements; however, we stongly recommend any current majors take ICT program courses. Priority registration for JOU and MAS prefix classes will go to majors in the School of Journalism and Media.

Electives–6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses in conjunction with your adviser

Cognate–15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 

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