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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Fall 2016 Prerequisite Changes

The IST faculty have voted on prerequisite changes that will go into effect in Fall 2016.  Since prerequisite changes are not tied to your catalog year, these changes affect everyone.  Please use this information to plan your Spring and Summer schedules in preparation for changes that are coming in Fall 2016.  If you have specific questions regarding how these changes will affect your plan of study, please schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Capstone Changes

As of Fall 2016, ALL of the following will be prerequisites for IT 492:

  • Senior standing
  • Declared as an IT/AIT student
  • IT 206
  • IT 207
  • IT 213
  • IT 214
  • IT 223
  • IT 341
  • IT 343
  • MSOM/MBUS 300

 

Bridge Course Changes

Bridge Courses (IT 191, IT 193, IT 194, and IT 196) will receive letter grades instead of being credit/no credit, and as a result, these grades will affect overall GPA.  This change will go into effect beginning with the January 2017 offerings.  The Bridge Courses in January 2016 and Summer 2016 will remain credit/no credit.

Concentration Changes

As of Fall 2016, ALL students will need to earn a grade of “B” or better in the course that is the gateway to their concentration before being permitted to declare their concentration.

Concentration Gateway Course
Database Technology and Programming IT 206 or IT 214
Health IT IT 214
Information Security IT 223
IT Entrepreneurship IT 106
Networking and Telecommunications IT 341
Web Development and Multimedia IT 213

 

Specific concentration course prerequisite requirements are as follows:

Information Security concentration courses:
-IT 353 Information Defense Technologies: (IT 101 or IT 105), and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 357 Computer Crime, Forensics, and Auditing: (IT 103 or IT 104), and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 366 Network Security I:  IT 206, and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 369 Data and Application Security: IT 207, and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 429 Security Accreditation of Information Systems: (IT 105 or IT 212), and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 462 Information Security Principles: (IT 105 or IT 212), and grade of “B” or better in IT 223
-IT 466 Network Security II: Grade of “B” or better in IT 223; and grade of “C” or better in IT 341 and (IT 206 or CS 211) and (IT 102 or MATH 112 or MATH 125)
-IT 467 Network Defense: IT 366, and grade of “B” or better in IT 223

Network and Telecommunications concentration courses:
-IT 342 Operating Systems Fundamentals: ((IT 101 and IT 212) or IT 105), and (IT 106 or IT 196), and grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 441 Network Servers and Infrastructures: (IT 102 or MATH 112 or MATH 125), and grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 445 Advanced Networking Principles: Grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 455 Wireless Communications and Networking: (IT 101 or IT 105), and (IT 102 or MATH 112 or MATH 125), and grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 465 Peer-to-Peer Systems and Overlay Networks: (IT 106 or IT 196), and grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 484 Voice Communications Technologies:  IT 300, and grade of B or better in IT 341
-IT 488 Fundamentals of Satellite Communications: (MATH 108 or MATH 113), and IT 300, and grade of B or better in IT 341

Web Development and Multimedia concentration courses:
-IT 315 Mobile Development:  (IT 206 or CS 211), and a grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 331 Web I: Web Development: (IT 106 or IT 196), and a grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 332  Web Server Administration: Grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 335 Web Development using Content Management Systems: Grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 415 Information Visualization: Grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 431 Web II: Advanced Web Development: IT 331, and grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)
-IT 436 Agile Web Development with Open Source Frameworks: (IT 106 or IT 196), and (IT 214 or IT 194), and grade of B or better in (IT 213 or IT 193)

Database Technology and Programming concentration courses:
-IT 306 Program Design and Data Structures: (IT 102 or MATH 112 or MATH 125), and grade of “B” or better in IT 206
-IT 308 Event-Driven Programming: Grade of “B” or better in IT 206
-IT 314 Database Programming: (IT 106 or IT 196 or CS 112), and grade of “B” or better in (IT 214 or IT 194)
-IT 344 Information Storage and Management Technologies: IT 341, and grade of “B” or better in (IT 214 or IT 194)
-IT 410 Web Programming: Grade of “B” or better in IT 206
-IT 414 Database Administration: IT 314, and grade of “B” or better in (IT 214 or IT 194)

Health Information Technology concentration courses:
– IT 322 Health Data Challenges: (STAT 250 or STAT 344), and grade of “B” or better in (IT 214 or IT 194)
– IT 324 Health Information Technology Fundamentals: Grade of B or better in (IT 214 or IT 194)

Information Technology Entrepreneurship concentration courses:
– IT 390 Rapid Development of Scalable Applications: (IT 213 or IT 193) and (IT 214 or IT 194), and a grade of B or better in (IT 106 or IT 196)
– IT 490 Application Maintenance and Spiral Development: IT 390, and grade of B or better in (IT 106 or IT 196)
– IT 495 Turning Ideas into Successful Companies: Grade of B or better in (IT 106 or IT 196), and senior standing
– IT 496 Decision Making in IT Ventures: MBUS 301, and grade of B or better in (IT 106 or IT 196)

Other Changes

  • IT 300 will become a corequisite for IT 341