Aug 19, 2022  
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3 
    
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3

Information Technology, BS


The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to critically plan, develop, implement, and manage information technology solutions in organizations to meet the needs of users, while understanding the importance of critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Learning Outcomes

Through completion of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, students will:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing requirements and mathematics for technology solutions in business applications.
    1. Apply knowledge of applications development.
    2. Develop scripts for information technology applications.
    3. Develop computer code for business applications.
    4. Create, install, and configure virtual machines.
  2. Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements for the appropriate solutions.
    1. Plan, install, manage, and troubleshoot a computer network.
    2. Apply telecommunications principles to design and configure a network.
    3. Plan and implement security technology.
  3. Design and use spreadsheets and database applications for business processes and tracking.
    1. Use spreadsheets for business applications and project tracking.
    2. Design a relational database using Microsoft Access.
    3. Construct a conceptual database model and write queries for relational databases.
  4. Develop an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities. Explain ethical and legal issues impacting information technology.
  5. Develop the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
    1. Examine the project life cycle, project teams, estimating project times, developing plans, identifying risks, and outsourcing.
    2. Apply project management techniques to IT projects.
  6. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
    1. Develop information technology solutions by evaluating user requirements in the systems development environment.
    2. Develop an information technology solution to a real-world problem including design, implementation, and evaluation of the computer-based system.
  7. Develop an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Develop written and oral presentations of information technology solutions appropriate for a wide range of audiences.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (including concentration courses) degree program is currently offered Online.

BS Information Technology Curriculum: 181.5 Credits


With Concentrations Below

Area I - Core Curriculum: 57.5 Credits


Communications


Computer Literacy


Humanities


  • Approved Humanities Elective Credits: 9

Mathematics


Personal Development


Science


  • Approved Science Elective Credits: 4

Social Science


  • Approved Social Science Elective Credits: 13.5

Written Communication


Approved General Electives:


(must be 3000 or 4000 level courses approved)

If a Concentration is Chosen - the 35 hours of required Approved General Electives are revised to the following:

Information Technology, Cyber Security Concentration, BS 
Information Technology, Web Design Concentration, BS 
Information Technology, Data Analytics Concentration, BS 
Information Technology, IT Management Concentration, BS 
Information Technology, Networking Concentration, BS