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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, B.S.


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Requirements for the major in information technology, B.S. program


The program in information technology (IT) leading to a bachelor of science degree prepares students for a successful professional career in IT. The program provides students with the technical foundation of information technology, and the problem-solving skills and hands-on practice to create IT solutions in a variety of domains. The program also includes a strong professional component to develop skills in technical communication, ethics, and team work.

Program educational objectives

In the course of their careers, graduates of the Information Technology program will:

  • Work productively as problem solvers and providers of IT solutions in multi-disciplinary environments, including automotive and health settings;
  • Remain current in their profession through lifelong learning; and
  • Exhibit leadership and exercise their profession with the highest level of ethics, and social responsibility.

Course requirements (minimum of 128 total credits)

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in information technology, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits, the general education requirement (also see Undergraduate degree requirements), and meet the following requirements:

General education (excluding math and science) – 28 credits


Approved science electives


*Approved science electives for information technology majors are: biology courses numbered BIO 111 or BIO 113; CHM 157; PHY 151; ENV 308.

Electives – 20 credits chosen from


Choose course-work from only one of the following tracks:


Choose 4 credits of course-work from only one of the following:


Choose two of the following courses in management and communications from the following:


Free electives – 8 credits


Performance requirements


In addition to previously stated requirements, satisfactory completion of the program requires an average grade of at least 2.00 within each group: namely, mathematics and science, core subjects,and professional subjects. Within professional subjects, at most two grades below 2.0 are permitted, at most two different courses may be repeated, and a total of three repeat attempts is permitted.

Sample information technology schedule


Students entering the School of Engineering and Computer Science with the required background may follow a schedule such as the one indicated below. However, students will need additional time to complete the program if they do not have the required background upon entrance to the program.

Freshman year


Fall semester – 16 credits

Winter semester – 16 credits

Sophomore year


Junior year


Senior year


Fall semester – 16 credits

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