2019–2020 Catalog

University Undergraduate Minors

Students in bachelor's degree programs can develop additional skills by pursuing a minor in a second area of study. Minors are groups of five courses that provide a foundation in selected areas. These five courses would satisfy five of the course requirements in the Elective Component of the bachelor's degree program. Requirements for a minor are a minimum of five courses (22.5 quarter credit hours) beyond any required courses in the Major, Concentration or General Education Core in the program. As coursework is completed for the bachelor's degree, courses in the selected minor would be taken to fulfill elective requirements. Students may not apply the same course to satisfy the requirements in the Minor, Major, Concentration, or General Education Core. Students must declare a minor during the graduation application process.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which CIS courses throughout the university minors offerings have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

Accounting Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

ACC 206Accounting II

ACC 306Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

ACC 307Federal Taxation

ACC 350Managerial Accounting

BUS 315Cost and Price Analysis

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Computer Forensic Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 359Disaster Recovery Management

SEC 340Computer Forensic Technology

SEC 405Computer Crime Investigation

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams are not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Cybersecurity Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 359Disaster Recovery Management

CIS 438Information Security Legal Issues

SEC 402Cybersecurity

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Cybersecurity Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 255Operating Systems

CIS 332Network Server Administration I

SEC 420Perimeter Defense Techniques

SEC 435Network Penetration Testing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams are not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Database Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 376SQL Programming

CIS 424Database Administration I

CIS 428Database Administration II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams are not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Digital Forensic Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 255Operating Systems

CIS 332Network Server Administration I

SEC 340Computer Forensic Technology

SEC 435Network Penetration Testing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Enterprise Data Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 210Systems Analysis and Development

CIS 349Information Technology Audit and Control

CIS 356Decision Support and Business Intelligence

CIS 446Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Enterprise Security Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 255Operating Systems

CIS 332Network Server Administration I

SEC 459Disaster Recovery and Virtualization

SEC 420Perimeter Defense Techniques

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams are not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 313Introduction to Entrepreneurship

BUS 363Technology and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

BUS 435Management and Growth in Entrepreneurship

BUS 463Entrepreneurship Feasibility and Analysis

FIN 317Financing Entrepreneurships

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Finance Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

ECO 320Money and Banking

FIN 320Investments

FIN 350Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 355Financial Risk Analysis

FIN 405Advanced Financial Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Geographic Information Systems Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 358Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

CIS 356Decision Support and Business Intelligence

OR

CRJ 441Crime Mapping Techniques

CIS 429Data Warehouse Planning

CIS 458Advanced Topics in Geographical Information Systems

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Homeland Security Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 359Disaster Recovery Management

SEC 310Homeland Security Organization and Administration

SEC 402Cybersecurity

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Human Resource Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 325Global Human Resource Management

BUS 335Staffing Organizations

BUS 407Training and Development

BUS 409Compensation Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Internetworking Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 337Internetworking Basics

CIS 411Advanced Routing

CIS 413Internetworking Switching

CIS 436Internetworking Troubleshooting

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

IT Project Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 419Project Estimating and Budgeting

BUS 437Project Procurement Management

CIS 348Information Technology Project Management

CIS 353Project Requirements and Design

CIS 443Agile Project Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 322Organizational Behavior

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 402Small Business Management

BUS 430Operations Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Marketing Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 312Marketing Communications

MKT 320International Marketing

MKT 402Strategic Market Pricing

MKT 475Strategic Marketing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Mobile Programming Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 373Web Design and Development

CIS 406JAVA Programming I

CIS 431Mobile Programming I

CIS 432Mobile Programming II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Networking Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 255Operating Systems

CIS 332Network Server Administration I

CIS 401Network Server Administration II

CIS 409Network Services Infrastructure

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams are not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Programming Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 373Web Design and Development

CIS 376SQL Programming

CIS 242C++ Programming I

OR

CIS 406JAVA Programming I

CIS 328C++ Programming II

OR

CIS 407JAVA Programming II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Social Media Marketing Minor

Required Courses

Required Courses

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 325Social Media Marketing

MKT 330Marketing Research and Digital Analysis

MKT 465Social Media Strategy

MKT 478Social Media Campaign

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Software Engineering Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 109Introduction to Management Information Systems

CIS 210Systems Analysis and Development

CIS 353Project Requirements and Design

CIS 421Software Engineering

CIS 433Software Architecture Techniques

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Technology Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 348Information Technology Project Management

CIS 349Information Technology Audit and Control

CIS 353Project Requirements and Design

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Web Development Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 373Web Design and Development

CIS 376SQL Programming

CIS 307Web Page Development I

CIS 309Web Page Development II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.