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Minors

The following Department of Information Technology minors are available to students not already pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Systems. Fifty percent of the hours required for the minor must be completed at Radford University. A student must have a 2.0 or higher GPA in the minor. A student may not receive a minor in both computer science and information technology.

Computer Science Minor

Requirements for a computer science minor are ITEC 110, ITEC 120, ITEC 220, ITEC 225, and at least three additional hours chosen from ITEC 122 or any 200-level or above ITEC course except for ITEC 202 and ITEC 400. Each course applied to the minor must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. The minor GPA will be calculated by using the 17 best hours applied toward the minor.

Information Systems Minor

The IS minor presents a framework which specifies an appropriate set of information technology classes for students interested in a business-oriented I.T. minor that will enhance their resume and provide knowledge and skills useful in a business context.The minor is 15 hours:

I.T. Foundations (3 hours)

The foundation course will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts as well as an overview of the Information Technology field.  It provides a framework on which to build depth in other courses

ITEC 100 - Introduction to Information Technology(3)

ITEC 110 - Principles of Information Technology(3)

Introduction to Programming (3 to 4 hours)

An understanding and appreciation for programming is essential to the information systems field.  Although most IS professionals are not programmers, all will interact with programmers, be involved with software engineering projects, and have opportunities to use simple programs to move data, and automate tasks, including tasks within spreadsheet and other office productivity tools.

ITEC 109 - Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (3)

  OR

ITEC 120 - Principles of Computer Science (4)

Data Management Core (6 hours)

Data Analysis and Data Management are at the heart of the IS profession.  The two most important tools in that area are spreadsheets and database management systems.  The two required core courses of the IS minor build practical and conceptual expertise with these two essential technologies.

ITEC 281 - Data Analysis and Management with spreadsheets (3)

   AND

ITEC 304 - Database from the Manager's Perspective (3)

I.T. Elective Hours (2 to 3 hours)

ITEC elective hours allow the student seeking a minor in Information Systems to explore an additional area that is of interest to them and/or that complements their major field of study. Students are encouraged to consult with a minor advisor when selecting an elective class or classes.  Students may select any ITEC prefixed class however they may not count a second foundations course.

Information Technology Minor

The Information Technology minor consists of 18 credit hours of ITEC courses. Courses cross-listed as ITEC courses may be used to count toward the minor.  The minor GPA will be calculated by using the 18 best hours applied toward the minor.