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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: 126

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
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) (recommended for Forensics emphasis)  
  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 (CJ 1010 for Forensics emphasis)  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
  INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
  IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
  IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support 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 adviser for list of approved courses.) For the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis, the following 2 courses are required: CJ 1330 and 2350.   
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
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT 3
  IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals 3
  IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 15 Credits
Choose 15 credit hours from the following: (9 credits must be 3000 or higher)  15
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals (3.0)  
or FSCI 3800 Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime (3.0)  
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0)  
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development (3.0)  
   INFO 3422 PHP Web Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 4410 Database Administration (3.0)  
  INFO 459R Current Topics in Information Systems (3.0)  
  IT 3650 Information Storage and Management (3.0)  
  IT 459R Current Topics in Information Technology (3.0)  
  IT 4750 Network Security and Operations Capstone (3.0)  
  IT 4800 Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics (3.0)  
  IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations (3.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Technology courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 126 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

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for life 2
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
Soc/ Behavioral Distrib  3
INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (Humanities Distribution) 3
Biology Distribution  3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
Domain  3
INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes:  (1) Must take IT 2600 this semester to be able to take IT 2700 next semester. (2) Should take INFO 2200 the semester immediately after taking INFO 1200. (3) IT majors must take ENGL 2310 for the Humanities Domain.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Sci Dist  3
STAT 2050 or
MGMT 2340
Introduction to Statistical Methods or
Business Stats I
3
IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
Domain  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Select a domain from the list of approved domains. Choose one class in that domain. You will take another class in the SAME domain another semester. (2) Elective: Select an elective from the approved list. Suggested electives this semester: INFO 3410, IT 2800, or IT 3650. (3)Elective IT 3650 is offered Fall semesters only. (4) Take IT 3600 before you take IT 3700. (4) Elective: Take IT 2800 if you plan to take IT 4800 as another elective.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2010 College Physics (for additional Biology or Phys Sci Distribution) 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics Lab (for additional Biology or Phys Sci Distrib) 1
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support 3
IT 3700 Info Security Network Defense/ Countermeasures 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Take Physics by the end of the 6th semester to avoid conflicts with work schedules your last two years. (2) Electives: Choose an elective from the approved list. (3) Electives: INFO 3422 and INFO 4800 are offered in Spring semesters only. (4) Must take IT 3700 this semester to be able to take IT 4700 next semester.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
History Distribution  3
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
INFO 405G Global Ethics Professional Perspectives in IS IT 3
IT 4700 Enterprise Information Security Management 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Electives offered Fall semesters only: INFO 4410 and IT 4850.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts Distribution  3
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
Elective IT 4750 Network Security and Operations (recommended) 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Take INFO 4430 the semester after taking INFO 3430. (2) Take IT 4750 as one elective.
  Degree total: 126

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

 
 

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


Program Coordinator
: Cynthia Krebs

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers one Certificate of Proficiency, two Certificates of Completion, two AAS degrees, two AS degrees, three Bachelor of Science degrees, one Graduate Certificate, and several minors. Programs include Information Systems, Information Technology, Administrative Information Support/Management, and Business and Marketing Education.

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 30% holding PhDs and 23% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 13 years, not including teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

 
 

Business & Marketing Education and Administrative Information Management


Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Charles Chiang, Manager of Customer Service, EMC2, Jonathan Daniels, Online Marketing Analyst, DigiCert, Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Ken Finch, Senior Program Manager, ICS Office of CIO, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Dave Gappmayer, Principal Test Manager, Microsoft; Grant Gordon, President/CEO, RationalUX; David Griffiths, Manager of Engineering Team, AdvancedMD; Andrea Hayhurst, VP of Business Technology, Nu Skin Enterprises; Kepi Heimuli, Field Services Utah/Idaho Team Leader, Zion's Management Services Company; Chris Hine, Sr. Alliance Manager Integrated Systems, SUSE; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Jeremiah Jones, Lead Technologist, aVinci Media; Brian Karney, COO, Access Data; Scott Lemon, President, HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District; Vickie Walker, Administrative Support IV, Information Technology, Utah Valley University; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation; Kevin Young, Sr. Security Administrator, Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Cyber Security Advisory Board:

Dan Anderson, Consultant, Spectra; Andrew Barney, Manager Information Security, Adobe Systems Incorporated; Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, EMC2; David Glod, VP of Information Security, Mountain America Credit Union; Gary Glover, Director of Security Assessments, SecurityMetrics, Inc.; David Hunt, VP of Global Corporate Events, Symantec; Steve Leyba, Service Area Director, Department of Workforce Services; Angela Madsen, Operations Manager, Department of Workforce Services; Robert Schroader, President, CEO, Paraben Corporation; Justin Searle, Managing Partner, UtiliSec; Jutta Williams, Chief Privacy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; David Winberg, Director, NSA-Utah.

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Associate 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)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Idaho State University; MBA,

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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. (ABD) 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. (ABD), 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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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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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Sr. Professional In Residence

Department: Information Systems & Technology
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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Craig Lindstrom(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.S., Business Information Systems, 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)

Assistant 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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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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Careers

Careers

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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