The Master’s Degree
Master of Science in Information Technology – emphasis in Security, Math Minor
A Master’s Degree in Information Technology will prepare you with the communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and technical competencies to help advance your career. You will have the opportunity to apply appropriate technologies in the analysis and design of information systems, as well as assess ethical, legal, and social issues. The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide you with an integrated design and technology background that may help you advance your career.
You have the opportunity to study
The theory, principles, and practices of information systems
How to employ project management skills
How to analyze data to solve complex problems
Why Study Mathematics?
The main reason for studying mathematics to an advanced level is that it is interesting and enjoyable. People like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you know when you are right. The solution of a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction. You will find all these aspects in a university degree course. You should also be aware of the wide importance of Mathematics, and the way in which it is advancing at a spectacular rate. Mathematics is about pattern and structure; it is about logical analysis, deduction, calculation within these patterns and structures. When patterns are found, often in widely different areas of science and technology, the mathematics of these patterns can be used to explain and control natural happenings and situations. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives, and contributes to the wealth of the country. I’ll specifically be using mathematics to build artificial intelligence into my software.
The Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies – emphasis in Philosophy, Psych Minor
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The purpose of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree is to provide students with a solid multidisciplinary preparation in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Arts, subsequently allowing them to pursue careers in education, business, government, and other such fields. The goal of a liberal studies major is to train students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to develop skills in critical and problem solving, and to imbue critical thinking with ethical thought. Liberal studies provides students with opportunities for an extensive study of the liberal arts and sciences and for a broad understanding of various academic fields of interest.
A student who seeks to be awarded a degree such as Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies generally undertakes a variety of subjects, including, but not limited to: literature and language studies, mathematics, visual and performing arts, physical education, history and social sciences, science, and human development. According to the American Academy for Liberal Education, core curriculum can include “interdisciplinary programs in the arts and sciences, programs of study in the histories and heritages of Western and non-Western civilizations, global and trans-cultural studies, ethnic and area studies, musical and theatrical appreciation and performance, and programs in creative writing.”
Why Study Philosophy?
I have 11 good reasons:
1. Comprehension and Interpretation
Through the study of philosophy, students should increase their abilities to understand and to restate accurately in different words positions or arguments with which they initially disagree or which are entirely new to them. Students should also develop the skill of temporary detachment or neutrality so that they are better able to discern the strengths and weaknesses in such positions.
2. Analytical Reasoning
Students should be able to make distinctions which are helpful for understanding and evaluating complex positions, arguments, or issues.
3. Synthetical Reasoning
Students should improve their awareness of the importance of holding coherent and integrated views. They should develop skills in organizing and integrating their ideas in a systematic way.
4. Critical Thinking
Students should develop an independence of thought through which they take responsibility for understanding and evaluating ideas in careful, responsible ways.
5. Skills in Evaluation
Students should improve their ability to make reasoned judgments on such matters as moral and aesthetic preferences and to present cogent arguments to support their positions. Students should also improve their awareness of the factors that are involved in making sound evaluations.
6. Ethical Reasoning
Students should improve their skills in making responsible, rational judgments on issues of moral rightness and wrongness as well as on matters of moral character. Students should be able to make use of classical ethical theories in formulating these judgments.
7. Openness to New Ideas
Students should increase their ability to reflect upon their own views and consider whether other positions are stronger. They should be able to make modifications when their own careful thinking indicates that this is appropriate.
8. Improving Skills in Extended Written and Spoken Presentation
Students should develop the ability to present comprehensive interpretations and arguments clearly, accurately, and without prejudice in both written and oral forms.
9. Understanding Philosophical Reflections on Other Disciplines
Students should increase their understanding of basic philosophical issues and theories associated with areas such as social and political theory, science, and religion.
10. Appreciation of the Diversity of Intellectual History
Students should gain an increased appreciation of the variety of philosophical reflections, arguments, and positions that have been developed in different ages and contexts.
11. Gaining Knowledge of the Philosophical Tradition
The students should have an awareness and understanding of issues and positions that have been prominent in the philosophical tradition.
In short, the principal reason to study philosophy is that it makes a person’s life more intellectually interesting and rewarding.
Common philosophical questions:
Is there a supreme being?
Why are we here?
What is good?
Do we have free will?
Is our freedom real freedom?
What is reality?
What determines a person’s fate?
What is the nature of the universe?
What happens to us at death?
Is there a soul? Does it exist separate from our body?
My Philosophy Library: here
Why This Degree?
You’re probably wondering why I wouldn’t just choose a computer science related degree. After all, it’s what I know, and an IT degree would be much easier for me. Well the answer is simple, I wanted a degree that was 100% “non-career” oriented. I have been studying computer science for the past 28+ years, since 1986; and, I am already a specialist in my field. I have chosen this degree to broaden my horizon, and learn a little bit more about the world I live in.