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Foundations of Information Technology
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The graduate certificate in foundations of information technology from University of Maryland Global Campus Europe provides a general technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the field such as social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things. You'll gain familiarity with project and systems engineering concepts and a solid foundation in the economics of information technology. This certificate is ideal for professionals in fields other than IT who want to extend their expertise into the IT environment, as well as for IT professionals who want to expand their theoretical knowledge.

In your information technology certificate courses, you'll gain a solid foundation in IT infrastructure; systems analysis, modeling, and design; technology project management; and financial analysis for IT project managers. While developing a global vision, strong planning techniques, appropriate training before introducing any IT product into the market, and discipline in executing tasks.

Program Highlights
  • Analyze and design information systems
  • Manage a project in a high-tech environment
  • Review features/functionality and the advantages & disadvantages of E-commerce shopping carts solutions
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Computer Science
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


With a BS in computer science, you'll be able to plan, design, and optimize computer software and hardware systems for commercial and government environments. This versatile major provides you with a foundation in programming languages, software development, complex algorithms, and graphics and visualization.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Identify and respond to emerging technology, models, methodologies, systems, and trends in human/computer interaction, including social networking, gaming, modeling, and simulation
  • Apply logic and mathematical principles to the design, development, and verification of secure, high-performance, and reliable computing systems
  • Analyze, design, develop, and document secure technical solutions for computing systems and networking infrastructure
  • Plan, design, and optimize computing architecture, software applications, data, and systems
  • Adhere to local, national, and international technical standards, ethics, and intellectual property regulations when developing computer applications and systems
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast algorithms, programming languages, compilers, and operating systems to select or develop solutions to problems
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 310)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 300)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 350)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 330)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 335)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 430)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 451)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 412)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 405)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)

Related Required Courses

Note: The following related required courses for the major are listed under general education courses and may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 150)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help provide you with a foundation for a career in software architecture or engineering; application software design; or systems analysis, programming, or engineering in corporate organizations and government agencies.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Project Management Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The project management specialization allows you to gain advanced IT management skills while building expertise for project management certification. Your specialization courses include project risk management, project procurement management, and advanced project methods, while your core IT courses give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's technology-based work environments.

The project management curriculum features a comprehensive project in an industry you select, so you can gain real-world experience. The curriculum covers project risk management, project procurement management, and quantitative methods in project management. You'll learn career-relevant skills you can apply immediately in the workplace.

Program Highlights
  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project on time and within budget, solving conflicts as they arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in a complex project
  • Apply advanced knowledge in computer systems architecture
  • Analyze, design, and implement information systems
  • Plan projects, build teams, and create and modify effective control mechanisms
Required Courses

Core Courses

Specialization Courses

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in project coordination and management and, potentially, program management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program


(3 Credits, ITEC 640) (or an approved course in finance) and
(3 Credits, MGMT 650) (or an approved course in statistics) are prerequisites to
(3 Credits, PMAN 635). If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, it is recommended to take UCSP 620. If you lack a recent background in statistics, it is recommended to take UCSP 630. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Recognition

UMGC master's degree programs with project management specializations are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Academic Relationship

Completing this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634) if you begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification. Academic advisors can provide more information.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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