Dr. Malcolm Lane, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-2772
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.
Minor Requirements Credit
IT 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
IT 331. C Programming Language 3