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Telecommunications

Dr. Malcolm Lane, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-2772
E-mail: lanemg@jmu.edu

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The interdisciplinary minor in telecommunications is designed to augment the student's major program with a package of courses that will prepare the graduate to obtain a position as a telecommunication/network professional and fill a societal need in one of the fastest growing areas of technology.

The program is developed as a minor principally for three major programs: computer science; integrated science and technology; and computer information systems. However, the program is open to any undergraduate with an interest in telecommunications and some computer background.

The telecommunications minor will instill knowledge of the following:

The requirements for the minor are 18 credits shown below. Students are encouraged to check prerequisites. At most four courses can be used to satisfy both the telecommunications minor and a student's major requirements.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
CIS/CS 320. Telecommunications and Information Processing
3
SMAD 356. Telecommunications Policy and Regulation
3
CS 460. Local Area Networks
3
CS 461. Internetworking
3
CS 462. Network Applications Development
3
Choose one of the following:
     CS 239. Advanced Computer Programming
4
     CIS 331. Intermediate Computer Programming
3

 
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