Degree Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in ICT

There are three concentration areas for ICT undergraduates, including 1) Commercialization,  2) Technology Management, and 3) Information Studies (*information studies is only available online). Students in the information studies online track are specially admitted. Please refer to the main IS track page for further details. It's always important to speak with your instructors and your academic adviser before registering for courses so you are aware of your standing in terms of course pre-requisites, UK Core courses, and graduation requirements.

Degree requirements below may be subject to change. It's important to check with your advisor to make sure you are up-to-date with your course planning.

 

Overall

120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)

30 hours of General Education/UK Core* requirements (3 credits each): Arts & Creativity; Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural/Physical/Mathematical; Composition & Communication I (CIS/WRD 110); Composition and Communication II  (CIS/WRD 111); Quantitative Foundations (MA 111, PHI 120 or other approved course); Statistical Inferential Reasoning; Community, Culture & Citizenship in the USA; Global Dynamics

Some IS/ICT courses may also count towards UK core requirements. See here for a list of approved courses.

3 hours University Graduate Writing requirements: ICT 300 or 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
ICT 301—Introduction to Databases
ICT 310 – Exploring and Analyzing ICTs: Methods and Approaches*

ICT 399—Internship in ICT

*Effective for majors declared in Fall 2019 or later.

ICT Program Tracks

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

Students may wish to pursue an idependent study (ICT 395) to perform a directed study in an ICT-related subject, issue or problem of a particular interest to the student which is not dealt with in regular courses. Click here for additional information about the independent study.

**These courses may require a departmental override. The override request form is available here

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 (new course effective fall 2015)**
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
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 
Students may wish to pursue an idependent study (ICT 395) to perform a directed study in an ICT-related subject, issue or problem of a particular interest to the student which is not dealt with in regular courses. Click here for additional information about the independent study.
**These courses may require a departmental override. The request form for overrides is here.
 

The information studies online track focuses on developing user-centered solutions. 
Pre-Major Requirements – 3 courses, 9 hours (same across major):
ICT 200 - Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
ICT 201 - Personal Knowledge Management
ICT 202 - Technologies for Information Services
Core Major Requirements – 4 courses, 12 hours (same across major except for GCCR):
ICT 205 – Issues in ICT Policy
ICT 305 – Data Detectives (GCCR)
ICT 301 – Introduction to Databases
ICT 399 – Practicum
Focus Area - 18 Hours
Choose six courses from the following: 
ICT 311 – Introduction to Information Science
ICT 315 – Human relations in IT
ICT 316 – Universal access: information and working environments 
ICT 320 – Information architecture 
ICT 325 – Multimedia and Technology 
ICT 420 – Web Development for the Semantic Web 
ICT 415 – Technology Training and instructional strategies
Cognate - 5 courses, 15 hours (300+ level), 6 hours: 
Students may choose from online courses at the 300+ level that are offered by the University.
Transferred hours - 60 credits
If a student has not fulfilled the UK Core requirements, they should research options at their local community college or explore online options through UK (i.e., CIS 110, CIS 111, ICT 200). 
 
Students may wish to pursue an idependent study (ICT 395) to perform a directed study in an ICT-related subject, issue or problem of a particular interest to the student which is not dealt with in regular courses. Click here for additional information about the independent study.