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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Information Technology Degree Program Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions in information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization’s technical resources. These resources include logical, physical, human and financial resources. Subject areas covered include cyber security, computer forensics, networks and operating systems, project management, and management of information technology.

IT Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are able to:

  • Demonstrate communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation
  • including documentation understandable to users (e.g., requirements specification, risk
  • management plan, assumptions, and constraints).
  • Apply knowledge of emerging technology, together with new and/or updated software and
  • hardware in the information technology discipline.
  • Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context.
  • Apply feasibility analysis, requirements analysis and Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling
  • in practice.
  • Apply project management methodology in order to design and develop information technology
  • projects.
  • Discuss wireless and hard-wired network solutions and their application in business operations.

COMPTIA A+ certification
The course COMP 150 under major requirements prepares students for the examination leading to COMPTIA A+ certification as an IT support technician.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
The four courses listed below from the Network Systems Administration concentration prepare students for the examination leading to MCTS certification:

  • COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems
  • MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services
  • MICS 468 Windows Server – Infrastructure, Design and Configuration
  • MICS 476 Windows Server – Administration

Concentrations
Students majoring in Information Technology may select six upper division courses in one of the following four concentrations to add an additional focus to their studies:

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Network Systems Administration
  • Management

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program course requirements are listed in the credit requirements section below.

Information Systems GE
(
formerly Bachelor of Science in Information Systems)

Information Systems Management Concentration GE Disclosure >>

Information Systems Cyber Security Concentration GE Disclosure >>

Information Systems Info Systems Management Concentration GE Disclosure >>

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

General Education Requirements

  • COMP 125 The Digital World
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability

Major Requirements

  • COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • COMP 150 Information Systems Essentials
  • COMP 200 Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • COMP 210 Business Presentation Graphics
  • CBSC 225 Security and Data Loss Prevention
  • CBSC 230 Computer Forensics
  • COMP 226 Introduction to Database
  • COMP 235 Introduction to Programming and Logic
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
  • COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
  • COMP 315 Security Administration I
  • COMP 316 Security Administration II
  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MICS 461 Database Management Systems
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning

Electives (18 Credits)
Electives At least 18 credits must be in upper division IT courses (CBSC, COMP, MCAP, MICS) which may include one of the concentrations below. Concentrations

  • Cyber Security Concentration
  • CBSC 305 Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security
  • CBSC 495 Network Security Design
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and
  • Telecommunications
  • Digital Forensics Concentration
  • CBSC 301 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CBSC 310 Computer Security
  • CBSC 325 Computer Forensic Tools
  • CBSC 405 Security Policies and Procedures
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications

  • Management Concentration (24 Credits)
  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management

  • Network Systems Administration
  • COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security
  • CBSC 495 Network Security Design
  • MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services
  • MICS 468 Windows Server – Infrastructure, Design and Configuration
  • MICS 476 Windows Server – Administration

Recommended Courses Leading to Professional Certification

COMPTIA A+ certification
COMP 150 under major requirements prepares students for the examination leading to COMPTIA A+ certification as an IT support technician.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
COMP 310, MICS 466, MICS 468, MICS 476 under the Network Systems Administration concentration prepare students for the examination leading to MCTS certification.

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