Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

Computer Science Minors

Minor in Computer Information Technology

The minor in computer information technology emphasizes the fundamentals of networking and system administration, and consists of 21 hours of coursework.

Requirements for Minor: Computer Information Technology

Credits

INF 110

Business Programming

 

 

-- OR --

 

INF 120

Elementary Programming

3

 

-- OR --

 

INF 260

Object-Oriented Programming I

Prerequisite: MAT 109 or placement

 

CIT 130

Information Technology Fundamentals

3

CIT 247

Networking Fundamentals

3

CIT 271

Windows Administration

 

 

-- OR --

3

CIT 371

Unix Systems

 

Select one 300/400-level CIT course

3

Select 6 credit hours of INF, CIT, or CSC courses not counted above

6

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Minor in Computer Forensics

The computer forensics minor prepares students for work on a forensics team in either a law enforcement or corporate setting.

A minor in computer forensics requires between 27 and 30 credit hours, depending upon ACT/SAT scores or successful completion of placement testing. Although the balance of information technology and criminal justice coursework required for the study of computer forensics may seem daunting at first glance, two of the courses in the minor, "INF 120: Elementary Programming" and "JUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice," also satisfy general education requirements. This minor is particularly well suited for students majoring in either computer information technology or criminal justice, in which case the credit hours required amount to 21 or fewer.

Requirements for Minor: Computer Forensics

Credits

INF 120

Elementary Programming
(or placement)

0-3

CIT 130

Information Technology Fundamentals

3

CIT 247

Networking Fundamentals

3

CIT 371

Unix Systems

3

CIT 480

Securing Computer Systems

3

CIT 430

Computer Forensics

3

JUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

JUS 204

Criminal Investigation

3

JUS 320

Advanced Crime Scene Technology and Criminalistics

3

JUS 404

Evidence Preparation and Courtroom Testimony

3

TOTAL CREDITS

27-30

Minor in Computer Science

The minor in computer science emphasizes the fundamentals of software development, and requires between 21 and 27 hours of coursework, depending ACT/SAT scores or successful completion of placement testing. The minor is valuable for students majoring in the sciences or business who wish to develop a range of contemporary programming skills. It is also valuable for secondary education majors planning to teach computer science. (The Computer Science Teachers Association website has detailed information on teaching in this field.)

Requirements for Minor: Computer Science

Credits

INF 120

Elementary Programming
(or placement)

0-3

INF 260

Object-Oriented Programming I

Prerequisite: MAT 109 or placement

3

CSC 360

Object-Oriented Programming II

Prerequisite: MAT 119 or MAT 128 OR MAT 129

3

CSC 362

Computer Systems

 

 

-- OR --

3

CSC 364

Data Structures and Algorithms

 

Select 6 credit hours of CSC courses not counted above

6

Select 6 credit hours of INF, CSC, or CIT courses not counted above

6

TOTAL CREDITS

21-24

Minor in Information Security

The information security minor prepares students for work as specialists on corporate information security teams.

A minor in information security requires between 27 and 30 credit hours, depending upon ACT/SAT scores or successful completion of placement testing. This minor is particularly well suited for students majoring in either computer information technology or business informatics.

Requirements for Minor: Information Security

Credits

INF 120

Elementary Programming
(or placement)

0-3

CIT 130

Information Technology Fundamentals

3

CIT 247

Networking Fundamentals

3

CIT 371

Unix Systems

3

CIT 480

Securing Computer Systems

3

STA 205

Introduction to Statistical Methods

 

 

-- OR --

 

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

 

-- OR --

 

STA 250

Probability and Statistics I

Prerequisite: MAT 129 or MAT 227

 

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

3

BIS 330

IT Project Management

3

BIS 382

Principles of Information Security

3

Select one course from the following:

CIT 430

Computer Forensics

 

CIT 484

Network Security

3

CSC 482

Computer Security

 

CSC 483

Cryptology

 

TOTAL CREDITS

27-30

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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC) Consortium courses offered at Xavier University

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Technology Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index