Apr 25, 2024  
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology

Jeff Pittges, Chairperson
Davis Hall 008, (540) 831-5381


Undergraduate Program

The Computer Science and Technology and Information Science and Systems programs prepare students for a variety of rewarding careers in industry and government and for graduate study. The Computer Science Concentration of the Computer Science and Technology program and the Information Systems and Web Development concentrations of the Information Science and Systems Program are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Such accreditation is based on an evaluation of the department’s faculty, curriculum, computing resources, students and institutional support. There are seven laboratories available for students within the department with hardware including Oracle Database, Cisco networking equipment, PC’s and Macintosh computers, and software platforms ranging from Linux to Windows to Mac OS. Each of the department’s laboratories is connected to the campus network and to the Internet. Students in the department are not required to purchase their own computers; instead, all courses can be completed using equipment in the department’s laboratories. The department requires its students to use multiple platforms and to learn multiple languages (including Java). Many students go on to take coursework in other languages (e.g. C, C#, C++, Ada, PHP) and specialized platforms appropriate to their concentration. In this way, graduates of the program have a diverse background and are better able to handle the rapid pace of change in industry.

Department Core Requirements

All students in the department are required to complete the following core requirements:

Information Technology 18  
ITEC 110 - Principles of Information Technology  * 3  
ITEC 120 - Principles of Computer Science I * 4  
ITEC 220 - Principles of Computer Science II * 4  
ITEC 225 - Web Programming I * 3  
ITEC 345 - Introduction to Information Security * 3  
ITEC 490 - IT Professionalism   1  

* a grade of “C” or better is required in these courses for all department majors.


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 or in both information systems and information technology.

Academic Programs

Computer Science and Technology, B.S.  

Computer Science Minor  

Information Science and Systems, B.S.  

Information Security Certificate  

Information Systems Minor  

Information Technology Minor  

Web Development Certificate