Academics

The telecommunications and information management major from Western Michigan University will prepare you for an exciting career in network and computer systems, information assurance and security management, information technology management, and digital media—all of which are in need of talented individuals like you!

Focused on giving you a well-balanced education in business and technology, the program will provide a working knowledge of telecommunications and information systems, as well as a solid foundation in communication and problem solving.

In this interdisciplinary major offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haworth College of Business, you’ll learn about the variety of telecommunications and data communication sub-disciplines, including telephony, database management, network operations, cable television, satellite communication and Internet communication.

Program features

The telecommunications and information management major is 36 hours in length, including:

  • Two pre-major courses (six credit hours)
  • Seven required courses (21 credit hours)
  • Three elective courses (nine credit hours)

Priority seating will be given to declared telecommunications and information management majors in all required and elective courses identified in this program.

Telecommunications and information management majors from the Haworth College of Business may not minor in communication. Similarly, telecommunications and information management majors from the School of Communication may not minor in computer information systems.

If you are entering telecommunications and information management from both computer information systems and communication, you should have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to apply.

If you choose to change colleges while completing your telecommunications and information management degree, you must meet the curriculum requirements for the new college in order to graduate.

Requirements

Program requirements for majors offered by:

Program flowchart

Subspecialties

The following course clusters are recommended if you wish to develop a subspecialty in:

E-business

  • CIS 2600: Business Programming A or CIS 2800: Internet Programming
  • CIS 3900: Business Web Architecture
  • One of the following:
    • CIS 4700: e-Portals Development
    • CIS 4900: Electronic Commerce Development
    • CIS 4950: Web Administration

Geographic information systems

  • CIS 2600: Business Programming A
  • GEOG 5010: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5690: Intermediate Geographic Systems

Graduation

Graduates of the telecommunications and information management major will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Haworth College of Business.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions or concerns related to your coursework, or you seek career advising, contact:

Haworth College of Business: Dr. Pairin Katerattanakul

College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Richard Gershon