Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Concentration in Informatics Studies

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is pleased to offer a concentration in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) in Informatics Studies. A student must meet all FHSU BGS requirements and take a minimum of 21 hours of approved Informatics courses. Informatics courses are multi-disciplinary, reflecting the varying skills and needs of today's high technology work environment.

Applicable Fort Hays State University INF courses currently offered on-line through the Virtual College are:

INF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (S)

INF 300 Field of Information Networking: A Foundation for Understanding (F, S, SU)

INF 250 Introduction to Web Development + (F, S, SU)

INF 291 Internetworking I (F, S, SU)

INF 293 Internetworking II (F, S, SU)

INF 322 Topics in INT/History of Radio (F,S)INF 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military I (F,S, SU)

INF 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military II (F, S, SU)

INF 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military III (F, S. SU)

INF 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military IV (F, S, SU)

INF 430 Leadership in Information Networking (F)

INF 472 Readings in INT (F,S, SU)

INF 610 Public Policy, Law, Ethics in Telecommunications (F, S)

INF 678 Seminar in INT/IT Project Management (S)

INF 678 Seminar in INT/Unix Administration (S)

INF 678 Seminar in INT/Linux for Networking (S)

INF 678 Seminar in INT/Advanced Linux for Networking (F)

INF 490 Capstone Seminar in INT (S) ^

INF 650 Interactive Systems Design (F, S)

INF 654 Intro to Web-Enabled Databases: Oracle (F)

INF 655 Web-Enabled Database Administration: Oracle (S)

INF 658 Law of Cyberspace (S) $

INF 660 Global Telecommunications Policy (F)

INF 662 Modern Telephony (F)

INF 652 Intensive Web Development (S)

INF 651 Advanced Web Development (F)

INF 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I (F)**#

INF 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II (S)**#

F=Fall, S=Spring, SU=Summer

+Introduction to web development is a pre-requisite for Intensive and Advanced Web Development, Intro to Web-Enabled Databases and Seminar in INT/Unix Administration. It is a co-requisite (can be taken at the same time) for Modern Telephony, Interactive Systems Design, and Network Architecture and Data Communications I. #College Algebra or a higher mathematics course is a pre-requisite for these courses.

Go to the University Catalog for specific course descriptions and pre-requisite information.

**Students completing Internetworking Certification I & II and Network Architecture and Data Communications I & II will earn a certificate in Internetworking from Fort Hays State University. This certification will be reflected on a student's FHSU transcript.

The courses numbered "II" cannot be taken until successful completion of the same title numbered "I." E.g. Seminar in INT/Internetworking Certification II. INF 654 Introduction to Web Enabled Databases is a pre-requisite for INF 655 Web Enabled Database Administration. INF 678 Seminar in INT/Linux for Networks is a pre-requisite for INF 678 Seminar in INT/Advanced Linux for Networks.

^ This course can only be taken after completion of twelve hours of INT courses.
$ The pre-requisites for this course include POLS 402, Intro to the Law, or Business Law I.

The number of course offerings will grow to fit student and employer demands. Each of the courses listed is offered fully on-line and does not require a physical presence on-campus. Most of the course activities are completed at the convenience of a student's study/work schedule. Each of the courses will have specific deadlines for projects, labs, tests and other activities. INF on-line classes other than Internetworking Certification classes are enrolled through the Fort Hays State University Virtual College .

For questions about course offerings, contact the Fort Hays State University Department of Informatics at 785.628.5373. To enroll or seek enrollment information, contact the Fort Hays State University Virtual College 785.628.4291. For more information regarding the BGS degree, please visit http://www.fhsu.edu/bgs/ or contact:

Joleen Briggs, Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies -- jmbriggs@fhsu.edu
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas
(785) 628-4029

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