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Curriculum is based on the 2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin.  Click here to download a PDF copy of the curriculum.

TSM Bachelor of Science Curriculum

  • University Studies - 44 Hours

    Oral and Written Communication (7 Hours)
    ENG 105 – Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (3)
    COM 161 – Introduction to Public Speaking (4) 

    Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Traditions (3 Hours)
    Any Course in Category (Humanities/Fine Arts/Social Science) (3) 

    Scientific Inquiry Methodologies and Quantitative (13 Hours)
    MAT 135 – Intro to Probability and Statistics (4) Prereq: Math ACT score of at least 20 or MAT 105
    MAT 140 – College Algebra (4) Prereq: Math ACT score of at least 21 or MAT 105
    PHY 125 / PHY 126 – Gen Physics I and Physics Lab (5) Prereq: MAT 140

    Social and Self-awareness and Responsible Citizenship (6 Hours)
    Any Course in Sub-category of Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Civic Engagement (3)  
    ECO 231 – Principles of Microeconomics (3) Prereq: MAT 117, 120, 140, or 150; or a Math ACT score of 23; or consent of instructor

    World’s Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions (6 Hours)
    CIV 201 – World Civilization and Cultures I (3)
    OR
    CIV 202 – World Civilization and Cultures II (3)
    AND
    HUM 211 – Western Humanities Tradition (3) 

    University Studies Electives
    CSC 101 – Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computers (3) Prereq: MAT ACT at least 20; MAT 097 or higher
    CSC 199 – Introduction to Information Technology (3) Prereq: MAT 105 or Math ACT of at least 20
    Any Course in Category (3)

  • Required Classes - 59 Hours

    ACC 200 – Principles of Accounting I (3) 
    CIS 307 – Decision Support Technologies (3) Prereqs: CSC 101 and 199
    CIS 317 – Information Systems Analysis and Design (3) Prereq: CSC 101; Coreq: CIS 307
    CSC 235 – Programming in C++ (3) Prereq: CSC 101
    ECO 335 – Economics and Public Policy of TSM (3) Prereq: ECO 231
    FIN 330 – Principles of Finance (3) Prereq: ACC 200 or Junior standing
    IET 399 – Professional Development Seminar I (1)
    MGT 350 – Fundamentals of Management (3) Prereq: Junior standing
    MKT 360 – Principles of Marketing (3) Prereq: Junior standing
    TSM 099 – Freshman Orientation (3)
    TSM 133 – Telecommunications Technology and Methods (3)
    TSM 232 – Network Operating Systems (3) Prereq: TSM 133
    TSM 233 – Network Services (3) Prereq: TSM 232
    TSM 241 – Network Essentials and Hardware (3) Prereq: TSM 133 or 232
    TSM 301 – Telecommunications Electronics Theory (3) Prereq: MAT 140
    TSM 320 – Introduction to Wireless Technology (3) Prereq: TSM 121
    TSM 343 – Protocol Analysis (3) Prereqs: TSM 232 and 241
    TSM 351 – Principles of Information Security (3) Prereq: CSC 235, MAT 135 (or CIS 243)
    TSM 411 – Network Design, Operations, and Management (3) Prereqs: CIS 317, TSM 241, and Senior standing 
    TSM 443 – Telephone Technology (3) Prereq: TSM 241
    TSM 488 – Internship / Cooperative Education (3) 

  • Required Electives - 21 Hours

    Select 21 hours from the list of classes below with approval of advisor.
    Note: When selecting courses for an area of emphasis or as an elective, a maximum of 9 hours may be selected from courses with a business prefix including: ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY. Adherence to course prerequisites is critical. 

    Wireless Communications
    TSM 321 – Wireless Communication 1 (3) Prereq: TSM 320
    TSM 322 – Wireless Communication 2 (3) Prereq: TSM 321
    TSM 323 – Wireless Mobile Internet (3) Prereq: TSM 322
    TSM 421 – Mobile Satellite Communications (3) Prereq: TSM 322 

    Network Security
    TSM 352 – System Security (3) Prereq: TSM 351
    TSM 353 – Network Security (3) Prereq: TSM 351
    TSM 440 – Information Assurance Policy and Management (3) Prereq: TSM 351
    TSM 441 – Advanced Information Security (3) Prereq: TSM 352 

    System Administration
    CSC 310 – Database Administration (3) Prereqs: CIS 307 and TSM 133
    CSC 360 – Scripting Languages (3) Prereqs: Knowledge of at least one high-level programming language and a server operating system or consent of instructor
    TSM 450 – Telecommunications Policy and Strategies (3) Prereq: Sr standing or instructor permission
    TSM 517 – Systems Planning (3) Prereq: CIS 317

    Approved Electives
    CSC 370 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (3) Prereq: CSC 145 or CSC 232 or CSC 235
    ENG 324 - Technical Writing (3) Prereq: ENG 105 or 150, or the equivalent
    MGT 358 - Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development (3) Prereqs: Junior standing; ACC 200 and MGT 350
    MGT 443 - Management of Operation and Technology (3) Prereqs: MGT 350 and CIS 343 or MAT 135
    MKT 475 - Marketing Strategies in E-Commerce (3) Prereqs: BPA 355 and MKT 360
    TSM 444 - Wide Area Networks (3) Prereqs: TSM 343 and 443

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