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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Telecommunications and Information Management Major (TMBJ) (36 hours)


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Telecommunications and Information Management (TIM) major is an interdisciplinary and inter-collegial program offered through the School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences and the Computer Information Systems program, Department of Business Information Systems, Haworth College of Business.

The TIM major is designed to train students in a variety of telecommunications and data communication sub disciplines, including network operations, cable television, Internet and electronic commerce, telephony, satellite and wireless communication, and information assurance and compliance. The program’s mission is to give students a well-balanced education in a variety of business and technical management issues. Additionally, the TIM major prepares students for one of the fastest growing occupations projected by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The TIM major was the first of its kind in the state of Michigan. The major offers a 21st century approach to the study of telecommunications and information technology by combining people and resources across the greater WMU campus. Students graduating as a TIM major from the School of Communication (TMLJ) will receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. Those students graduating as a TIM major from the Department of Business Information Systems (TMBJ) will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Haworth College of Business.

Admission Requirements:

Students applying to the TIM major from both the the School of Communication and the Department of Business Information Systems should have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 and meet with the appropriate program advisor in either the School of Communication or the Department of Business Information Systems.

 

For Communication Students:
Communication students who have completed the following requirements may apply to the TIM major.

  • the pre-communication curriculum requirements
  • the pre-TIM major required courses for Communication students (please see the following Program Requirements)

For more information about the pre-communication curriculum requirements and the admission procedure, please see the program advisor in the School of Communication. All course requirements must be met to enroll in upper-level course. The baccalaureate-level writing requirement for students from College of Arts and Sciences in COM 4480. To graduate, students must meet all College of Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements.

Business Students:
Business students who have completed the following requirements may apply to the TIM major.

  • the pre-business administration curriculum requirements
  • the pre-TIM major required courses for Business students (please see the following Program Requirements)

For more information about the pre-business administration curriculum requirements and the admission procedure, please see the program advisor in the Department of Business Information Systems. All course requirements must be met to enroll in upper-level courses. The baccalaureate-level writing requirement for student from College of Business in BUS 3700. To graduate, students must meet all Haworth College of Business curriculum requirements.

Program Requirements (36 hours)


Pre-TIM Major Required Courses (6 hours)


Electives (9 hours)


After consulting with the TIM major advisor, students will be advised to choose three courses from the following courses based on their individual interest, specific need, or career planning.

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