NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
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Computer Science Academic Programs

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Information Technology Program at Norfolk State University aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in Information Technology upon graduation, grow into leadership positions, and/or pursue research or graduate studies in the field.

B.S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

    A graduate of the Undergraduate Information Technology Program at Norfolk State University will be able:
  1. To work successfully, both independently and in team environments.
  2. To communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  3. To pursue advanced study or engage in professional practice within the computing profession.
  4. To engage in the practice of life-long learning to enhance their capabilities.
  5. To practice ethical behavior in their professional endeavors.
  6. To address contemporary issues by using evolving technologies, analytical thinking, and design mehodologies.



STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    Upon graduation, computer science students will demonstrate:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices
  10. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  11. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  12. An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  13. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  14. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan



GENERAL DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

All students must complete the University's General Education Requirements to qualify for the Bachelor's of Science Degree. Additionally:

  • Information Technology majors must complete at least 120 credits to complete the B.S. degree.
  • Information Technology majors must meet prerequisites or their equivalents prior to enrolling in more advanced Computer Science courses.
  • Information Technology majors must earn at least a grade of "C" in all English, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and all courses with ITE, CIT, and IMT prefixes.