B.S. in Information Technology¶
This major prepares students who plan to design, create, and administer large information bases used by organizations.
Enterprises have an ever-growing investment in the exploding quantity of information, especially in web-related data, that requires increasingly sophisticated approaches for efficient access and productive use. Students gain the talents and skills to be successful in today’s organizations following current industry practices: planning, designing, implementing, and administering data information and knowledge bases that can be effectively mined; assessing the information and data requirements of an organization and implementing these requirements as an information system; functioning as an effective member of an information services division in an organization.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates high median pay and estimates a 15% increase (much higher than average) in the demand for computer and information systems managers for the period 2014 to 2024.
If you decided prior to Fall 2020 you may use the old Information Technology B.S. Curriculum located B.S. in Information Technology (Old).
Major Requirements (49 Credit Hours)¶
One of the following must be taken:
- STAT 103: Fundamentals of Statistics
- STAT 203: Statistics
- ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
- PSYC 304: Statistics
All of the following must be taken:
- COMP 141: Introduction to Computing Tools and Techniques
- COMP 163: Discrete Structures or MATH 201: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and Number Theory
- COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- COMP 251: Introduction to Database Systems
- COMP 264: Introduction to Computer Systems or COMP 271: Data Structures I
- COMP 301: Introduction to Computer Security
- COMP 317: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing
- COMP 377: IT Project Management or ISSCM 349: Project Management
Choose 6 Credits from:
Six (6) credits taken from one or more of COMP 312: Open Source Software Practicum, COMP 390: Broadening Participation in STEM (Computing, Math & Science), COMP 391: Internship in Computer Science, and COMP 398: Independent Study. See the details of registering in the links for each course. Students are encouraged to complete these credits during junior and senior years to draw on prior experience.
That some COMP 3xx electives have a prereq of COMP 271 or higher, and MGMT and ENTR courses also have prereqs.
10 credits taken from:
You must take one of these classes as part of the Major requirements. The second one can be used as an elective if taken.
MGMT 315: International Management
MGMT 318: Organizational Development and Change
MGMT 320: Leading and Managing Team
MGMT 335: Micro-enterprise Consulting
MGMT 360: Values-Based Leadership
ENTR 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR 311: Social Entrepreneurship (Not for Profit ventures)
ENTR 312: Intellectual Property & Commercialization
ENTR 313: Entrepreneurship-Global Opportunity Scan
ENTR 345: Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTR 390: Entrepreneurship Strategies
ISSCM 393: Requirements Analysis and Communication
Any COMP 300 level electives
A special case is COMP 390: Broadening Participation in STEM (Computing, Math & Science), COMP 391: Internship in Computer Science and COMP 398: Independent Study : Three additional units beyond the practicum can be counted as an elective, as long as you take no more than 6 units of 391 and no more than 6 units of 398.
MGMT 201 plus ACCT 201 may count in place of 3 credits of major Electives, only if ISSCM 349 is completed to also count toward this major.
- Credits never can be double-counted for different categories of the requirements for the major. But a course may satisfy a major requirement and also satisfy a University and/or College requirement (e.g., Core, residency, Engaged Learning, Writing Intensive).
- It is usually not meant to combine a computing major or minor with another, the principal exception being CCFR-MINR; see more detail in the double-dipping rules.