Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Concentration in Information Networking and Telecommunications

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

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

INT 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (S)
PHYS 230 Telecommunications Systems Fundamentals for Information Networks (SU) #
INT 300 Field of Information Networking: A Foundation for Understanding (F, S, SU)
INT 250 Introduction to Web Development + (F, S, SU)
INT 291 Internetworking I (F, S, SU)
INT 293 Internetworking II (F, S, SU)
INT 322 Topics in INT/History of Radio (F,S)
INT 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military I (F,S, SU)
INT 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military II (F, S, SU)
INT 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military III (F, S. SU)
INT 322 Topics in INT/Internetworking for Military IV (F, S, SU)
POLS 402 Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Information Networking (S)
INT 430 Leadership in Information Networking (F)
INT 472 Readings in INT (F,S, SU)
INT 678 Seminar in INT/IT Project Management (S)
INT 678 Seminar in INT/Unix Administration (S)
INT 678 Seminar in INT/Linux for Networking (S)
INT 678 Seminar in INT/Advanced Linux for Networking (F)
INT 490 Capstone Seminar in INT (S) ^
INT 650 Interactive Systems Design (F, S)
INT 654 Intro to Web-Enabled Databases: Oracle (F)
INT 655 Web-Enabled Database Administration: Oracle (S)
INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (S) $
INT 660 Global Telecommunications Policy (F)
INT 662 Modern Telephony (F)
INT 652 Intensive Web Development (S)
INT 651 Advanced Web Development (F)
INT 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I (F)**#
INT 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. INT 654 Introduction to Web Enabled Databases is a pre-requisite for INT 655 Web Enabled Database Administration. INT 678 Seminar in INT/Linux for Networks is a pre-requisite for INT 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. INT 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 Information Networking and Telecommunications at 785.628.5373. Email the department at int@fhsu.edu. 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
or Dr. Bradley Will, Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies -- bwill@fhsu.edu
College of Arts and Sciences
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas
(785) 628-4234

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