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Digital Sciences - M.D.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

  • Data Science Concentration
  • Digital Systems Management Concentration
  • Digital Systems Software Development Concentration
  • Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks Concentration
  • Digital Systems Training Technology Concentration
  • Enterprise Architecture Concentration
I. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)
Course Title
Credits
Choose from the following: 9-10
CS 61002  Algorithms and Programming I (4)  
DSCI 61010 Enterprise Architecture (3)  
  64210 Data Science (3)  
ITEC 67403 Instructional Design (3)  
MIS 64042 Globalization and Technology Strategy (3)  
TECH 56350 Network Management and Design Technology (3)  
Choose from the following Thesis or Non-Thesis Option: 6
DSCI 60998 Capstone Project in Digital Sciences (3)
and Elective in Digital Sciences (3) (Non-Thesis Option)
 
DSCI 69199 Thesis I (6) (Thesis Option)  
Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or related area 1 7-8
II. CONCENTRATIONS (9-10 credits)
Data Science Concentration (9)
Digital Systems Management Concentration (9)
Digital Systems Software Development Concentration (10)
Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks Concentration (9)
Digital Systems Training Technology Concentration (9)
Enterprise Architecture Concentration (9)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
32 2

1. A list of pre-approved electives is given below. Requests for consideration of other courses as approved electives should be submitted to the student's advisor in the School of Digital Sciences.
2. No more than 18 credits may be taken from any one subject area other than DSCI

Pre-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area (7-8 credit hours)
Communication Studies
COMM 65661 Communication in an Information Society (3)
  65675 Communication, Uncertainty and Privacy Management (3)
  65685 Communication and Cognition (3)
  65851 Organizational Communication (3)
Computer Science
CS 53005 Introduction to Database Systems Design (3)
  53401 Secure Programming (3)
  56101 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3)
  57205 Information Security (3)
  61002 Algorithms and Programming I (4)
  61003 Algorithms and Programming II (4)
  63901 Software Engineering Methodologies (3)
Digital Sciences
DSCI 61010 Enterprise Architecture (3)
  62010 Business Architecture (3)
  64010 Data Architecture (3)
  64210 Data Science (3)
  65010 Application and Technology Architecture (3)
  69992 Internship in Digital Sciences (1-6)
  69996 Individual Investigation in Digital Sciences (1-3)
Evaluation and Measurement
EVAL 65510 Statistics I for Educational Services (3)
Geography
GEOG 59070 Geographic Information Science (3)
Information and Knowledge Management
IAKM 60002 Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems and Services (3)
  60101 Information Architecture I (3)
  60102 Information and Visual Design (3)
  60104 Usability I (3)
  60105 Information Technologies (3)
  60110 Content Management Systems (3)
  60114 Usability II (3)
  60121 User Experience Design in Practice (3)
  60301 Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management (3)
  60302 Foundations of Document Management (3)
  60305 Communities of Practice (3)
  60306 Organizational Culture Assessment (3)
  60311 Business Process Management (3)
  60312 Business Intelligence-Competitive Intelligence
  60370 Semantic Analysis Methods and Technologies (3)
  60401 Health Informatics Management (3)
  60402 Legal Issues in Health Informatics (3)
  60403 Health Information Systems (3)
  60410 Health Records Management (3)
  60411 Clinical Analytics (3)
  60412 Clinical Decision Support (3)
Instructional Technology
ITEC 57413 Digital Video in Education (3)
  57427 Technology and Learning (3)
  57430 Computer Applications in Education (3)
  67403 Instructional Design (3)
  67410 Simulation Games in Education (3)
  67417 Advanced Instructional Design (3)
  67425 Managing Technological Change (3)
  67432 Designing Multimedia for Instruction (3)
  67435 Virtual Reality (3)
  67437 Web Development for Educators (3)
  67438 Instructional Applications of the Internet (3)
  67442 Designing Online Courses (3)
  67444 Teaching Online Courses (3)
  67449 Research in Online Learning (3)
Library and Information Science
LIS 60613 Information Needs, Seeking and Use (3)
  60637 Metadata Architecture and Implementation (3)
  60638 Digital Libraries (3)
  60644 Information Science (3)
  60645 Database Systems (3)
  60646 User Interfaces for Information Retrieval Systems (3)
Management and Information Systems
MIS 64042 Globalization and Technology Strategy (3)
  64080 Emerging Hardware and Software Technologies (3)
  64081 Data Communications (3)
  64082 Database Management Systems (3)
  64083 Information Security: A Managerial Perspective (3)
  64158 Leadership and Managerial Assessment (3)
Technology
TECH 56411 Requirements Engineering and Analysis Technology (3)
  56330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
  56350 Network Management and Design Technology (3)
  63020 Fiber Optic Systems (3)
  63050 TRIZ-Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (3)
  64312 Advanced Wireless Telecommunication System and Network
Technologies (3)
  65330 Advanced Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology(3)
  66380 Advanced Networking (3)
Visual Communication Design
VCD 55000 Graphic Design Perspectives (3)
  60121 User Experience Design in Practice (3)

 

Data Science Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
DSCI 64010 Data Architecture 3
IAKM 60002 Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems and Services 3
  60370 Semantic Analysis Methods and Technologies 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 9

 

Digital Systems Management Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
MIS 64080 Emerging Hardware and Software Technologies 3
  64083 Information Security: A Managerial Perspective 3
  64158 Leadership and Managerial Assessment 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 9

 

Digital Systems Software Development Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (10 credits)
Course Title Credits
CS 61003 Algorithms and Programming II 3 4
  63901 Software Engineering Methodologies 3
DSCI  65010 Application and Technology Architecture 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 10

3. May be replaced by another CS course for students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Students should consult their advisor in the School of Digital Sciences for acceptable substitute.

 

Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
TECH 56411 Requirements Engineering and Analysis Technology 3
  64312 Advanced Wireless Telecommunication System and Network Technologies 3
  66380 Advanced Networking 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 9

 

Digital Systems Training Technology Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
ITEC 67425 Managing Technological Change 3
Choose from the following: 3
ITEC 67410 Simulation-Games in Education (3)  
  67435 Virtual Reality (3)  
Choose from the following: 3
ITEC 67432 Designing Multimedia for Instruction (3)  
  67437 Web Development for Educators (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 9

 

Enterprise Architecture Concentration
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
DSCI  62010 Business Architecture 3
  64010 Data Architecture 3
  65010 Application and Technology Architecture 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 9