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Tulane's School of Continuing Studies offers a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science in Applied Computing Systems and Technology, as well as a Minor and several Post-Baccalaureate Certificates.

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bachelor of science in Applied Computing Systems and Technology

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computing Systems and Technology, a student must complete at least 120 credits (minimum of 60 from Tulane University) with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all major and minor coursework. At least half the major and half the minor must be completed at Tulane University. The requirements for the degree are as follows.

Core Competencies
Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing
4
Math – Select two courses:
Any Math
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics
(note: only one of MATH 1110, MATH 1140, and BSMT 3250 allowed)
6
Foreign Language or non-Western Culture
6-8
Supporting Requirement
Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)
Credits
Humanities (CPST 3050 Technology and Ethics recommended)
12
Sciences
12
Social Sciences
12
Writing Requirement
Credits
Designated writing course (Can be a Writing Across the Curriculum course which can also be used to fulfill a major, minor, or distribution requirement)
3

 

Major Requirements
Credits
Major Core Courses (See Major Requirements below)
18
Major Concentration Courses (See Major Requirements below)
18
Minor (optional)
Credits
Varies according to minor chosen
General Electives
Credits
As needed to total 120 credits
Total
120

NOTE on the choice of minors for the Applied Computing Systems and Technology degree
IS and IT are intimately tied to applications in business environments. Students who choose this program are highly encouraged to consider a minor in generalized Business Studies or one of the specific areas of Business. Students who choose the Integrated Application Development concentration may wish to consider a minor in one of the Media Arts areas. Students who choose the Information Technology concentration may want to consider a minor in Homeland Security. Students may select a minor from any of the academic departments of the University, but only the unique minors of the SCS are guaranteed to be available in the evening hours.

Major Requirements

All Applied Computing majors are required to take the following 6 major core courses.

Major Core Courses
Credits
CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology
3
CPST 2200 Programming Fundamentals
3
CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals
3
CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals
3
CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals
3
CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance
3
Total
18

In addition to the major core courses above, Applied Computing majors must select 6 additional courses from one of the 3 following concentration options:

Option 1: Integrated Application Development Concentration
Credits
Select one course:
CPST 3220 O-O Programming with Java
CPST 3230 Programming in C++
CPST 3400 Website Development with XML/XHTML
CPST 3410 Website Development with JavaScript
CPST 3430 Website Development with ASP
3
CPST 3310 Relational Database Design and Development
3
CPST 3250 Human-Computer Interaction
3
CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design
3
CPST 4250 Integrated Application Development
3
One CPST Elective (2000 level or above)
3
Total
18

 

Option 2: Business Systems Analysis Concentration
Credits
CPST 3500 Information Systems Project Management
3
CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design
3
CPST 4500 Systems Requirements Development and Testing
3
CPST 4550 Applied Systems Analysis
3
Select one course:
CPST-3250 Human-Computer Interaction
CPST-4320 Business Systems Intelligence
3
One CPST Elective (2000 level or above)
3
Total
18

 

Option 3: Information Technology Concentration
Credits
Select six courses:
CPST 3500 Information Systems Project Management
CPST 3610 Internet Server Administration with Windows Server and IIS
CPST 3650 Internet Server Administration with Linux and Apache
CPST 3690 Microcomputer Hardware
CPST 3710 Internet Technologies
CPST 3930 Cyber Threats and Cyber Security
CPST 4350 Database Administration
CPST 4610 Network Administration
CPST 4640 TCP/IP Protocol
CPST 4650 Unix Systems Administration
CPST 4670 Advanced Network Administration
CPST 4700 Wide Area Networks
CPST 4710 Managing a Network Infrastructure
CPST 4750 IP Routing and Switching
CPST 4930 Network Security
CPST 4950 Website Security
18
Total
18

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