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Technology Minors

Applied Statistics Minor

Understanding statistics and data analysis is becoming an increasingly valuable skill – both in the job market and in civic life. The minor in Applied Statistics consists of a series of courses into a cohesive minor for students interested in developing highly marketable skills in statistical analysis. 

This program is highly multi-disciplinary and is intentionally designed to be open to students of a wide variety of majors including the physical sciences, social sciences, and business disciplines. Several courses in the minor fulfill University and Liberal Arts Core requirements allowing students to obtain the minor without requiring minimal time to complete their degree.

To fulfill the requirements of the minor, all students will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. 

Required Courses (6 credits):
  • MA 218 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 230 Scientific Computing
Elective Courses (9 credits from any of the following with a minimum of one 300-level and one 400-level selected from this list):
  • ECO 335 Econometrics
  • MA 318 Data Analysis with R
  • MSC 300 Business Statistics
  • MSC 325 Data Analytics 
  • ECO 450 Research Methods in Economics
  • MA 418 Stochastic Modeling
  • MSC 430 Statistical Analysis of Time Series

Computer Science Minor

This minor is open to students pursuing a degree other than the B.S. in Information technology and provides students with a general understanding of the software development process including Java programming. A minor in Computer Science complements programs such as Mathematics and Biology, as computer analysis becomes a significant part of other applied mathematics and scientific programs.

Minor Requirements
  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • IT 205 Computer Technology or IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming
  • IT 340 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • MA 181 Calculus I
  • MA 260 Discrete Mathematics for IT

Data Science Minor

This minor is open to students pursuing a degree other than the B.S. in Information technology and complements programs such as business, biology and mathematics, as data science becomes a major career option in business and science fields.

Minor Requirements
  • MA 181 Calculus
  • MSC 300 Business Statistics or MA 132, Statistical Analysis
  • IT 310 Database Technology
  • MSC 310 Decision Analysis
  • MSC 325 Data Analytics
  • IT 385 Managing Big Data
  • MSC 385 Current Topics in Data Science
  • MSC 390 Data Science Applications

Forensic Computing Minor

This program provides students with a general understanding of computer and network forensics, combining both criminal justice and information technology. This program provides the knowledge required by the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners for their Certified Computer Examiner standing. A minor in Forensic Computing is ideal for students majoring in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration.

Minor Requirements
  • CJ 320 Cybercrime and Digital Terrorism
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles or IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity
  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 370 Computer Forensics

Information Technology Minor

This minor is open to students pursuing a degree other than the B.S. in Information technology and provides students with a general understanding of the information technology field including computer hardware and networks, information security, database management, and Java software development. A minor in Information Technology is a valuable complement to many programs, particularly Business Administration, as computers play an increasingly important role in today’s workplace.

Minor Requirements
  • IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles or IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity
  • IT 130 Java Programming or IT 125 Web Development
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 210 Software Engineering
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • MSC 345 Project Management

Networking and Cybersecurity Minor

A minor in computer networking and cybersecurity prepares students to manage computer networks and to ensure the security of information systems from an operational perspective. Students are prepared for industry certifications such as those from CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+) and from Cisco (CCENT and CCNA).

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of C- is required in any course within the computer networking and cybersecurity minor that serves as a prerequisite for a higher-numbered course.

Residency Requirement: Students must complete at least 12 credits of the minor requirements at Marymount.

Minor Requirements
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 305 Computer Networking    
  • IT 315 Operating Systems amd Visualization            
  • IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity
  • IT 372 Cisco Networking I            
  • IT 375 Cisco Networking II           
  • IT 390 Cybersecurity: Attack and Defend
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