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Information Technology - Network Administration and Security Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Every organization uses some form of information technology to perform its operations. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) degree prepares students to install, manage, and maintain the computing infrastructure on which organizational systems run. The Network Administration and Security emphasis prepares students to work as data communication consultants, information security analysts, and network administrators. The core of the BS IT program prepares students to have a strong foundation in computer architecture, data communication, information security, networks, and system administration.

Total Program Credits: 123

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology Distribution 3
  Physical Science Distribution 3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (fulfills Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 4
and PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (fulfills Humanities Distribution) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 64 Credits
Math Requirement:  
  STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4.0)  
or MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
IT Core Requirements:  
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
  IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
  IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
  IT 3700 Information Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
  INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
  INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
  IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
  IT 4700 Enterprise Information Security Management 3
IT Application Domain Requirement: 6
Two specified courses to provide students with knowledge of an application domain of their choice and interest. (See department advisor for list of approved courses.) For the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis, the following 2 courses are required: CJ 1330 and CJ 1340.  
Some possible application domains are:   
  Accounting/IT Auditor   
  Business   
  Communications   
  Computer Science   
  Construction   
  Criminal Justice (Choose this domain for Computer Forensics and Security emphasis)   
  Forensics   
  Geographic Information Systems   
  Health professions   
  Hospitality Management   
  Manufacturing/Production   
  Military Science   
  Multimedia/Digital Media   
  Physical Sciences   
  Social Sciences   
Emphasis Requirements: 9 Credits
  IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals 3
  IT 4750 Network Security and Operations Capstone  3
  INFO 4425 Web Application Security 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
Choose 12 credit hours from the following: (3 credits must be 3000 or higher)  12
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT (3.0)  
  INFO 2420 Web Application Design (3.0)  
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0)  
  INFO 3422 PHP Web Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 4135 Data Security Analytics (3.0)  
  INFO 4410 Database Administration (3.0)  
  INFO 4415 Database Security and Auditing  (3.0)  
  INFO 459R Current Topics in Information Systems (3.0)  
  IT 1200 Scripting for Administrators  (3.0)  
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals (3.0)  
or FSCI 3800 Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime (3.0)  
  IT 3350 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law (3.0)  
  IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support (3.0)  
  IT 3650 Information Storage and Management (3.0)  
  IT 459R Current Topics in Information Technology (3.0)  
  IT 481R Internship (1.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Technology and Information Systems courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 123 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core, specialty core, and elective courses with no grade lower than a "C-."
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Completion of GE global intercultural requirement. INFO 405G satisfies this requirement.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for life 2
Social/Behavioral Distribution 3
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 or
MATH 1055
College Algebra or
College Algebra with Preliminaries
4
INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals 3
IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution  3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 (recommended) or CS 2600
Data Communication Fundamentals or Computer Networks I 3
Domain  3
Elective INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT recommended 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take IT 2600 this semester to be able to take IT 2700 and IT 3510 next semester. (2) Should take INFO 2200 the semester immediately after taking INFO 1200. INFO 2200 is recommended as an elective if completed for AAS degree. (3) Can take PHYS 2010 and 2015 instead of Biology distribution this semester. (4) Select a domain from the list of approved domains. Choose one class in that domain. You will take another class in the SAME domain Semester 4.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (fulfills Humanities Distribution) 3
MGMT 2340 Business Statitics I 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
Domain   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) IT majors must take ENGL 2310 for the Humanities Distribution. (2) Select a domain from the list of approved domains. Choose one class in that domain. You should have taken another class in the SAME domain Semester 3.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PHYS 2010 College Physics (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics Lab 1
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Take Biology distribution if completed PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2015 in Semester 3. (2) Take IT 3600 before you take IT 3700.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
IT 3700 Info Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Electives: Choose an elective from the approved list. (2) Electives: INFO 3422 and INFO 4415 are offered in Spring semesters only. (3) Electives: INFO 4135 is offered in Fall semesters only. (4) Electives: IT 3350 is offered Fall and Summer semesters. (5) Elective INFO 4410 is offered Fall and Spring semesters as long as sufficient demand exists; otherwise it will be offered Fall semester only.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
IT 4700 Enterprise Information Security Management 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 3430 the semester before taking INFO 4430. (2) Electives: Choose an elective from the approved list. (3) Electives INFO 3422 and INFO 4415 are offered in Spring semesters only. (4) Elective INFO 4135 is offered in Fall semesters only. (5) Electives IT 3350 is offered Fall and Summer semesters. (6) Elective INFO 4410 is offered Fall and Spring semesters as long as sufficient demand exists; otherwise it will be offered Fall semester only.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts Distribution 3
INFO 4425 Web Application Security 3
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
IT 4750 Network Security and Operations Capstone 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Take INFO 4430 the semester after taking INFO 3430. (2) INFO 4425 is offered Spring semesters only.
  Degree total: 123

Department

Name:

Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:

801-863-8182

Email:

Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/ist

Chair:

Keith Mulbery

Chair Email:

Keith.Mulbery@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

Vision Statement

The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology

  • Administrative Support: Cheryl Levi
  • Office: CS 601
  • Telephone: 801-863-8182
  • Email: Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

 Advisors:

  • Julie Harps
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-8403
  • Email:  JHarps@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers a variety of certificates and degrees, providing pathways into stackable academic credentials. Students can earn certificates and associate degrees on their path toward a bachelor’s degree.

Certificates:

  • Certificate of Completion Administrative Support
  • Certificate of Completion Network Administration
  • Certificate of Proficiency Information Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency Application Development
  • Certificate of Proficiency Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Proficiency Database Administration and Data Warehousing
  • Certificate of Proficiency Healthcare Information Technology

Associate Degrees:

  • AAS Administrative Information Support
  • AAS Information Systems and Technology
  • AS Administrative Information Management
  • AS Information Systems and Technology

Bachelor of Science Degrees:

  • BS Information Management
  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Business/Marketing Education

The B.S. in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The B.S. in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Graduate Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Faculty Credentials

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 53% holding doctorate degrees and 6% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 11 years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 18 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, Dell EMC2; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Michael Stevens, Chief Information Officer, AccessData; Scott Lemon, President, Wovyn and HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation.

Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Sharon Codner, Teacher, Mountain View High School; Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Nicholas Ball(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, M.B.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Information & Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota.

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Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

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S. Cold(1991)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Physical Plant Administration, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Technology Management (Digital Communication Systems), Indiana State University.

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Kodey Crandall(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S., Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

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Basil Hamdan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

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Richard Ivie(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic & Computer Engineering, M.B.A., Business, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Sr. Professional In Residence

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah.

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Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

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Daniel McDonald(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

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C. Morrey(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Keith Mulbery(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.Ed., Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Business Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

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Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

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Careers:  
Network Administrator, Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Architects, Information Security Analyst, Network Security Administrators, Network Security Analyst, IT Project Manager

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