Programs

Information Studies: Information Architecture Concentration

24 credit hours
The Information Architecture concentration provides students with the foundational technical knowledge, information design theory, and best practices supporting designing, organizing, classifying, and improving web sites and other online applications, organization intranets, social networking applications and online communities, and software for a variety of organizations. The Information Architect's career opportunities may be in information architecture, project management, design, analysis, usability testing, planning, user interaction design, universal access design, web database design, customer management, and other information related fields.

Required Courses: (18 hours)

•    LIS 3261 - Introduction to Information Science (3)
•    LIS 3353 - IT Concepts for Information Professionals (3)
•    LIS 3783 - Information Architecture (3)
•    LIS 3361 - Web Page Design and Management (3)
•    LIS 3352 - Interaction Design (3)
•    LIS 4365 - Web Design Technologies (3)


Elective course options: (3 hours)
•    CDA 3101 - Computer Organization for Information Technology (3)
•    CEN 3722 - Human Computer Interfaces for Information Technology (3)
•    CEN 4031 - Software Engineering Concepts for Information Technology (3)
•    CGS 3303 - IT Concepts (3)
•    CGS 3373 - IT Concepts & Data Networking (4)
•    CGS 3374 - Computer Architecture & Operating Systems (4)
•    CGS 3845 - Electronic Commerce (3)
•    CGS 3847 - Advanced E-Commerce (3)
•    CGS 3850 - Web Development: JavaScript & jQuery (3)
•    CGS 3853 - IT Web Design (3)
•    CGS 4855 - Intermediate Web Development (jQuery) (3)
•    CIS 3360 - Principles of Information Security (3)
•    CIS 3362 - Cryptography and Information Security (3)
•    CIS 3367 - Architecting Operating System Security (3)
•    CIS 3932 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-4)
•    CIS 4204 - Ethical Hacking (3)
•    CIS 4253 - IT Ethics (3)
•    CIS 4361 - Information Technology Security Management (3)
•    CIS 4365 - Computer Security Policies and Disaster Preparedness (3)
•    CIS 4368 - Database Security and Audits (3)
•    CIS 4412 - Information Technology Resource Management (3)
•    CIS 4510 - IT Project Management (3)
•    CIS 4932 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-4)
•    CIS 4935 - Senior Project in Information Technology (3-5)
•    COP 1930 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-3)
•    COP 2930 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-3)
•    COP 2931 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-3)
•    COP 3515 - Program Design for Information Technology (3)
•    COP 3718 - Intermediate Database Systems (3)
•    COP 3931 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-4)
•    COP 4610 - Operating Systems for Information Technology (3)
•    COP 4610L - Operating Systems Laboratory for Information Technology (1)
•    COP 4814 - Web Services (3)
•    COP 4816 - XML Applications (3)
•    COP 4834 - Data-Driven Web Sites (3)
•    COP 4931 - Special Topics for Information Technology (1-4)
•    EEL 4782 - Computer Information Networks for Information Technology (3)
•    EEL 4782L - Information Networks Laboratory for Information Technology (1)
•    EEL 4854 - Data Structures and Algorithms for Information Technology (3)
•    ETG 3612 - Operations Management (3)
•    ETG 3931 - Special Topics in Information Technology (1-4)
•    ETG 3933 - Selected Topics in Technology (1-5)
•    ETG 3934 - Selected Topics in Technology II (1-5)
•    ETG 4930 - Special Topics in Information Technology (1-4)
•    LIS #### - Approved Information Science elective (3)

College Exit Requirement: (3 hours)
•    IDS 4934 - Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS 3

This course is the required capstone course for all BGS concentrations.

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