College of Communication and Information

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

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Student/Teacher Ratio

1688

Total Undergraduate Students

15

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College of Communication and Information

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  • BS

Information Communication Technology students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. ICT majors may pursue one of two concentrations. ICT Commercialization: Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth. Technology Management: Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment. NEW: ICT is excited to annouce their new track-Information Studies.   The information studies track allows students to learn how information can be created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed to benefit individuals, organizations, and society. In our information based society, teaching practical skills for analyzing, processing, managing information that will allow them to then create technology-based solutions using a user-centered approach and evaluate the roles of information in a variety of organizational settings is a valuable skill set that is currently sought by employers.

Careers

ICT is an emerging field offering you unlimited career opportunities.

Career opportunities in ICT

  • Website Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Privacy Coordinator
  • UX Designer
  • Online Community Coordinator
  • Web Marketing Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Digital Strategist
  • Staff Technologist
  • IT Developer
  • Application Support Specialist
  • Online Director

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

Students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. Classes provide a human and organizational focus on technology—teaching students how to be effective users of technology. Students who major in ICT can expect to work in positions where they are the communication link between people, organizations and the technologies used to support those organizations' information infrastructures.

ICT majors may pursue one of two concentrations.

ICT Commercialization

Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth.

Technology Management

Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment.

 

Degree Requirements

120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)
Complete all UK Core requirements, Graduation Writing, BA or BS requirements, and one statistics course
42 Hours at the 300 level or above
2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 major GPA required to graduate

Pre-Major Requirements–9 Hours
ICT 200—Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
ICT 201—General Information Studies
ICT 202—Technologies for Information Services

Core Requirements–12 Hours
ICT 205—Issues in ICT Policy
ICT 300—ICT in Society
ICT 301—Introduction to Databases
ICT 399—Internship in ICT

 

Commercialization

Focus Area–12 Hours
Choose four courses from the following

ICT 302—Content Management Systems 
ICT 307—Copyright
ICT 325—Multimedia and Technology
ICT 406—E-Commerce Regulation
ICT 410—Privacy
IS 402—Competitive Intelligence

Electives–6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses

Cognate–15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 

Technology Management

Focus Area–12 Hours
Choose four courses from the following
ICT 302—Content Management Systems 
ICT 303—Systems Analysis
ICT 325— Multimedia and Technology
ICT 351—Technology Security
ICT 406—E-Commerce Regulation
ICT 418—Linux System Administration
ICT 420—Semantic Web Development
ICT 550—Security Informatics
ICT 552—Cybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement
JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design

Electives–6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses

Cognate–15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 


Historical Major Sheets 

2020-2021 Major Sheet

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Web Developers

Web developers design and create websites.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$69,430

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

160,500

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

20,900

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Graphic Designers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Software Developers

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Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$93,730

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

632,400

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

46,600

new jobs (average)


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Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$151,150

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

461,000

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

48,100

new jobs (average)


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Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$116,780

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

160,100

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

8,000

new jobs (average)


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Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$55,510

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

882,300

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

67,300

new jobs (average)


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Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$98,860

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

132,500

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

12,800

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$84,810

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

373,900

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

16,000

new jobs (average)


Enhancing Your Time at UK

While there are endless ways to create an unforgettable journey as a Wildcat, we can only think of one that gives you the chance to step outside the classroom and into exploring new parts of the world around you: participating in an Education Abroad opportunity! Whether it’s in a study, research, service, or internship program, taking your UK experience international with EA is the most hands-on way for you to expand your global perspective while making yourself a more well-rounded, marketable candidate to future employers no matter your field. As you take these first steps towards investing in your future, EA encourages you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the many suggested opportunities UK Education Abroad & Exchanges has to complement your major! #ukyabroad

 

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Lindsay Vance

Recruiter

(859) 218-3613

College of Communication and Information

310 L Lucille Little Fine Arts Library