ICT Degree Plan

Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology Requirements: (Total Credits – 128)

NMSU and the ICT Program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Preparatory (80 Credits):

As a completion program, entering students are expected to have completed two years of college-level work and satisfied the following requirements.

Those who have not must do so.

Area I: Communications 9 credits
Freshman Composition 3
Written Communications Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
Area II: Mathematics 3 credits
College Algebra 3
Area III: Laboratory Science 8 credits
Laboratory Science Electives 8
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6-9 credits*
Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology electives 6-9*
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts 6-9 credits*
History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, or Religion electives 6-9*
Miscellaneous 9 credits
ICT 352, JAVA Programming for ICT 3
Course in Using Microsoft Office Tools 3
Computer Hardware 3
Electives 36 credits
(Typically content courses from an A S or AAS) 36


* Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area.

Program Specific Requirements (48 Credits):

Institution Specific General Education 6 credits
Viewing a Wider World Electives 6
Information & Communication Technology 42 credits
ICT 320, Applications Software for Technologists 3
ICT 339, Computer Forensics 3
ICT 360, Operating Systems for ICT 3
ICT 362, Software Technology II 3
ICT 364, Windows Server Administration 3
ICT 377, Computer Networking I 3
ICT 435, Senior Project 3
ICT 450, Advanced Topics in Information and Communication Tech. 3
ICT 457, Introduction to Information Security Technology 3
ICT 458, Database Design and Applications 3
ICT 460, Advanced Topics in Multimedia Technologies 3
ICT 462, Remote Access Operating Systems with Linux/Unix 3
ICT 463, Computer Systems Administration 3
ICT 477, Computer Networking II 3






* Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area.

Check out the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and more information!

Check out the Viewing a Wider World courses!


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