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Whether you interested in TV, digital telecommunications,
web or the behind-the-scenes efforts that make computers and networks run
effectively, there is no doubt that the information highway is one of the most important forces shaping today’s
society. The Department of Informatics has a degree program that gives you the
knowledge and skills you need to be on the cutting edge of rapidly advancing
The Department of Informatics offers several undergraduate
degrees and a variety of minors and certificate programs, along with several
graduate degree programs. You can tailor
your degree to your desired field by choosing from one of several of concentrations.
Information Systems Engineering
Information Systems Engineering is a systematic and interdisciplinary means of
approaching and exploiting information in and across physical, mathematical,
business, social science, and information science disciplines. It is the
incorporation of complex information systems involving software, digital
storage and retrieval, computer networks, Human Computer Interaction,
Information Security/Information Assurance, digital design, and electronic
FHSU will begin accepting majors to this program in the fall 2012 semester.
For information, contact the Department of Informatics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media StudiesTelevision anchors and radio broadcasters relay information to people all
over the world. Media Studies majors develop valuable radio and television
broadcasting skills and innovative production skills. Unlike similar programs, have
the opportunity to begin studio work as a freshman, which helps you not only
see if this career track is right for you, but it gives you highly desirable,
practical experience. You also have unique opportunities in new media
animation, including motion picture production. Students may choose an emphasis
within this concentration, including:
Learn more about
the B.S. in Information Networking and Telecommunications with a concentration in Media Studies.
can obtain a Master of Liberal Studies with a concentration in Digital Cinema Studies or
a Master of Science in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media
Studies. To learn more, visit the Master of Liberal Studies or the Communication Studies Web site.
Computer Networking and TelecommunicationsInterested in working
with computers and networks? In this program, you will learn to engineer, design,
support and regulate networking. Your course of study will be focusing on
networks and related tools like switches, routers, servers, firewalls and
intrusion detection devices. This concentration can include course work
necessary to sit for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate, Cisco Certified
Network Professional, and Securing Cisco IOS Networks, among others. Students may choose an emphasis within this
concentration in their chosen area of expertise. Emphases include:
This program is
available on campus or completely online. Learn more about the<B.S. in
Information Networking and Telecommunications, concentration in Computer Networking and Telecommunications, including possible careers, program of
study and student testimonials.
can obtain a Master of Professional Studies in Computer Networking and Telecommunications. To learn more, visit
the Master of Professional Studies Web site.
Information AssuranceAre you a problem solver?
The Information Assurance emphasis — a
specialization you can pursue if you choose the Computer Networking and
Telecommunications concentration — appeals to people who have vision to foresee
challenges and who enjoy thinking strategically to address threats ahead of
time. Students in this major will learn how to track computer crimes and
prevent them from happening.
FHSU has been
designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance,
prestigious recognition reserved for a handful of institutions. Both
undergraduate and graduate Information Assurance majors may note on their
resumes that their education was obtained from a National Center of Academic
Excellence in Information Assurance, which sets the program apart from many in
A variety of undergraduate
and graduate degree options in Information Assurance are available, both on
campus and completely online including a Master of Professional Studies in Information Assurance Management and a Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Security.
Web Development Business, government,
education, entertainment, and even organizations such as health care providers
are increasingly using the World Wide Web as a vital communication and
transaction tool. Web Development majors have the opportunity to learn Web
development, e-commerce, work-flow, and Web-based database development.
Students may seek Web development, coding, database, video and animation,
and/or artistic design skills. Students can also prepare for the Certified Web
Design Apprentice (CWDSA) and Oracle Certified Associate certifications.
choose an emphasis within this concentration in their chosen area of expertise.
You can earn an
undergraduate or graduate degree in Web Development, on campus or completely
online. Learn more about the B.S. in Information Networking and
Telecommunications, concentration in Web Development, including
possible careers, program of study and student testimonials.
can obtain a Master of Professional Studies with an emphasis in Web Development. To learn more, visit the Master of Professional Studies Web site.
Management Information Systems Students wishing to
change the world through information technology should also consider the
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. This
degree meshes computing and information technologies with business, focusing on
technical, strategic and ethical leadership in a global, technologically based
economy. Choose an emphasis within this
major in either Business Applications Development or Business Systems
This program is
available on campus and completely online.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems including career options, course
requirements and student testimonials
may pursue a Master of Liberal Studies in Management Information Systems or the
Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information
Systems. Both programs are available on
campus as well as completely online.
Visit the MLS program Web site or the MBA program Web
site to learn more.
Certificate ProgramsA certificate adds value
to your degree program by building your knowledge and experience in a
particular subject, which gives you an edge in the workplace or allowing you to
explore your passion within the field. Choose from certificate programs in:
Learn more about these
certificate programs available through the Department of Informatics, including
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