B.S. in Information Technology

Overview

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.

Curriculum

If you decided prior to Fall 2020 you may use the old Information Technology B.S. Curriculum located B.S. in Information Technology (Old).

Practicum Capstone

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.

Electives

Note

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:

General Notes

  • 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.

Suggested Ordering of Courses

See this ITEC-BS Sample Schedule.