Brigham Young University Homepage

Undergraduate Catalog

2013 - 2014

BS in Information Technology
(77 hours*)


Program Requirements    |    View MAP   |    View Program Outcomes

  1. Students must have a minimum of 124 total hours to graduate with this major.
  2. Complete the following supporting courses:
      C S 142 : Introduction to Computer Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      C S 142 : Introduction to Computer Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of algebra.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to object-oriented program design and development. Principles of algorithm formulation and implementation.

      Course Outcomes


      C S 235 : Data Structures and Algorithms. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      C S 235 : Data Structures and Algorithms. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: C S 142
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental data structures and algorithms of computer science; basic algorithm analysis; recursion; sorting and searching; lists, stacks, queues, trees, hashing; object-oriented data abstraction.

      Course Outcomes


      C S 236 : Discrete Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      C S 236 : Discrete Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: C S 235
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to grammars and parsing; predicate and propositional logic; proof techniques; sets, functions, relations, relational data model; graphs and graph algorithms.

      Course Outcomes


      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
      Course Outcomes



      ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: First-year writing, junior or senior status.
      DESCRIPTION: Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.
      NOTE: Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

      Course Outcomes


      MATH 112 : Calculus 1. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Differential and integral calculus: limits; continuity; the derivative and applications; extrema; the definite integral; fundamental theorem of calculus; L'Hopital's rule.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Calculus 1.
      Course Outcomes



      PHSCS 121 : Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PHSCS 121 : Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Calculus or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Linear, circular, and projectile motion; their prediction from forces and torques. Conservation of energy and momentum. Weekly lab.

      Course Outcomes


      PHSCS 123 : Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PHSCS 123 : Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Phscs 121 or equivalent. Calculus.
      DESCRIPTION: Waves, thermal physics, optics, special relativity, and introduction to modern physics. Weekly lab.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112; or MATH 119
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; probability, random variables, common discrete and continuous random variables, central limit theorem; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; completely randomized experiments; factorial experiments.

      Course Outcomes


      TECH 312 : Exploration in Innovation Design Techniques. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TECH 312 : Exploration in Innovation Design Techniques. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Through a series of hands-on experiences, students explore principles, methods, and tools of innovation and design thinking in technology and engineering.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Complete the following:
      IT 101 : Cornerstone: Information Technology. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 101 : Cornerstone: Information Technology. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Planning and preparing for a successful career in information technology. Developing skills with computers, problem solving, studying, and time management. Comparing information technology to computer science, computer engineering, and information systems.
      NOTE: Fee.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 124 : Introduction to Computer Systems. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 124 : Introduction to Computer Systems. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: C S 142; or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: How a computer works, from hardware to high-level programming language. Logic circuits, Boolean algebra, computer instructions, assembly language, binary arithmetic, and C programming.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 210A : Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology. (2:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 210A : Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology. (2:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: C S 142 & IT 101; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Web technologies including distributed architecture, networking, database concepts, client and server development, infrastructure management, and web system integration.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 210B : Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology. (2:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 210B : Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology. (2:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: IT 210A
      DESCRIPTION: Web technologies including distributed architecture, networking, database concepts, client and server development, infrastructure management, and web system integration.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 252 : Computer Architecture and Organization. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 252 : Computer Architecture and Organization. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: IT 124 & C S 235; or C S 124 & C S 235; or EC EN 224 & C S 235
      DESCRIPTION: Principles of computer hardware and instruction set architecture. Subjects include: internal CPU organization and implementation, peripheral interconnect and IO systems, and low-level programming and security issues.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 327 : Digital Communications. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 327 : Digital Communications. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Phscs 123 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Ohm's law, power, inductance, capacitance, reactance, impedance, resonance, transformers. Communication systems, wired and wireless. Bandwidth, modulation; Shannon's theorem, telecommunications. Network physical and data link layers (ISO/OSI model). Optics/Coax/Twisted pair; RS-232/Ethernet; Signals/Protocols/Packets; digital communication theory fundamentals.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 344 : Operating Systems. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: C S 142 & IT 210B & IT 252; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Applying and using computer operating systems. Configuration, file systems, security, administration, network interfacing, multitasking, multiuser, device driver installation. Analyzing operating system performance.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 347 : Computer Networks. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: IT 210B & STAT 201; C S 236 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Computer networks. Local and wide-area networking for enterprises and service providers. Workgroups/routers/hubs/switches; network server administration; Internet protocols and routing; security and privacy.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 350 : Database Principles and Applications. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 350 : Database Principles and Applications. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: C S 236 & IT 210B
      DESCRIPTION: Database theory and architecture; data modeling; designing application databases. Query languages, data security, database applications on the Web..

      Course Outcomes


      IT 355 : Human-Computer Interaction. (3:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 355 : Human-Computer Interaction. (3:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: IT 210B & TECH 312 & STAT 201
      DESCRIPTION: User experience design techniques and best practices including requirements analysis, usability studies, prototyping methods, evaluation techniques, and cognitive, social, and emotional theories.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 446 : Senior Project / Capstone 1. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 446 : Senior Project / Capstone 1. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 316; All required 300-level information technology courses.
      DESCRIPTION: IT senior project proposal and feasibility studies. Project management, teamwork principles, intellectual property, supplier interactions, identifying and using professional technical literature, oral and written presentations.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 447 : Senior Projects/Capstone 2. (3:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 447 : Senior Projects/Capstone 2. (3:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: IT 446
      DESCRIPTION: Senior project design and integration. Second class of two-course sequence. Implementing design. Project management, teamwork, and presentations. Fee.

      Course Outcomes


      IT 466 : Information Assurance and Security. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IT 466 : Information Assurance and Security. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: IT 344 & IT 347 & IT 350
      DESCRIPTION: Computer security principles. Incident prevention and management. Information assurance dimensions of availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiations to ensure transmission, storage, and processing of information.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete 1.5 hours (3 enrollments) of the following:
  5. Complete the following:
      ENG T 231 : Foundations of Global Leadership. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENG T 231 : Foundations of Global Leadership. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Foundational principles and practices of individual and organizational leadership in a global context from an integrated moral, technical and social perspective. Emphasis on developing integrity, valuing and leveraging diversity, acquiring and applying leadership skills.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


  6. After consulting with an information technology advisor, complete 6 hours of upper-division information technology technical electives.
  7. Complete the following:
  8. Complete department packet and exit interview.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



Show all Information Technology (IT) Courses