Dec 07, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Information Technology, B.A.


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1. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)


A. Communication (6 hours)


B. Mathematics (3 hours):


Three hours:

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


E. Creative Arts (3 hours)


F. American History (6 hours):


Six hours:

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


I. Component Area Option (6 hours)


Three hours:


Three hours from:


2. College Requirements


(Some of these courses may be taken to satisfy part of the Core Curriculum Requirements listed in Item 1. Fourteen to 15 additional hours.)

C.


Two additional courses (at least six hours) must be taken from the College of Liberal and Applied Arts  and/or the College of Fine Arts .

D.


Two hours from appropriate laboratory courses for core science courses

3. Major Requirements (34 hours)


E. Six advanced hours of computer science


(a maximum of three hours may be used from CSC 385  and CSC 412 )

Note:


A student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses that are prerequisite to a computer science course before enrolling in that course.

4. Minor (18-23 hours) or Second Major (at least 24 hours) Requirements:


A.


An academic minor of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 23 semester hours, with at least nine advanced hours and at least six advanced hours at SFA

B.


A second major of at least 24 semester hours with at least 12 advanced hours at SFA

5. Hours Requirements:


  • Only three hours of mathematics and six hours of science are included in the core. Programs requiring four credit hour mathematics or science courses incorporate the additional hours elsewhere in their program requirements.
  • At least 42 hours in residence at SFA, at least 36 advanced hours in residence at SFA and at least 12 hours of advanced work in the major at SFA. At least six advanced hours in the minor at SFA or at least 12 advanced hours in the second major at SFA. At least 120 semester hours total (excluding remedial-type courses).

6. Grade Requirements:


*Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in courses completed at SFA and a grade of at least C in each freshman English course. Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in major coursework at SFA, in minor/second major coursework at SFA and in advanced computer science courses at SFA.

Note: Required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.

7. Additional Requirements:


A.


If the approximate equivalent of a required upper-division course is taken at another accredited institution at the freshman-sophomore level and transferred to SFA, the transferred course will be accepted for elective credit only, and an appropriate junior-senior level course in the same field will be substituted for the required course.

B.


All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.

See TSI Information  elsewhere in this bulletin.

General Requirements:


Students must satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in information technology as listed in the College of Sciences and Mathematics  section of this bulletin.

Information Technology Major Requirements (34 hours)


Curriculum


Freshman Year (32 hours)


Fall


16 hours

Spring


16 hours

Sophomore Year (30 hours)


Fall


15 hours

Spring


15 hours

Junior Year (30 hours)


Fall


  • Core Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal/Applied/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Major Requirement Credit(s): 6
  • Minor Requirement Credit(s): 3
15 hours

Spring


  • Core Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal/Applied/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Major Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Requirement Credit(s): 6
15 hours

Core and Remaining Requirements:


10. Six advanced hours of computer science (restricted)


11. Minor (or second major) and elective hours as required


Note:


Minimum of 28 hours needed to complete the degree program in the senior year.

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