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B.S. Information Technology


The information technology curriculum models the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery and provides career-oriented education with a strong liberal arts program. The information technology major leads to a bachelor of science in information technology. The program prepares students to pursue careers in scientific or industrial programming and systems analysis, or to continue their education at the graduate level. In addition, a student may elect to do a specialization in IT Security.

Technology is always changing; therefore, the program has a strong foundation of knowledge to keep pace with trends in technology. The major goes beyond basic programming to include project implementation, computer architecture, and more. It is concerned with issues of how information technology can assist an organization meet its goals. Students learn how to select, create, apply, integrate and administer technology in an organization.

Major Requirements (42 credits)
Students must complete all courses listed in this category.

Course # Course Title                                                     Cr
CPS 101 Intro to Computing   3
CPS 121 Computer Programming   3
CPS 222 Computer Organization   3
CPS 321 Operating System Architecture   3
CPS 432 Database Management Design   3
ITS 200 IT Security   3
ITS 420 IT Privacy and Legal Issues   3

CPS 215 or

COM 215

Web Design and Production   3
BUS 300 Quantitative Methods I   3
MIS 110 Intro to Management Information Systems   3
MIS 220 Applied Networking Design   3
MIS 310 Object Oriented Programming I   3
MIS 312 Software Engineering   3
MIS 491 IT Management   3


IT degree without a specialization (15 credits)

Select five courses from the following category


IT degree with an IT Security specialization (15 credits)

Students must complete all five courses listed below

Course #   Course Title            Course #   Course Title  
CPS 232   Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis     ITS 300   Security Mgmt and Risk Assessment  
CPS 331   Organization of Programming Languages     ITS 410   Access Controls, Models & Cryptography  
CPS 341   Internet Programming     ITS 430   Physical Security and Disaster Recovery  
CPS 351   Intro to Game Programming     ITS 490   Current Issues and Trends in CST  
ACC 101   Principles of Accounting     XXX   IT Elective  
BUS 472   Business Administration Internship            
    (or other course approved by program director)            


A review of the student’s transcript will determine which courses completed at other institutions are equivalent to the course requirements. In addition to completing the major courses, students will be required to complete additional liberal arts electives as part of the core curriculum.

Total Credits for Degree Completion 121


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