Requirements for the major in information technology, B.S. program
The program in Information Technology (IT) leading to a bachelor of science (BS) degree prepares students for a successful professional career in IT, and for graduate study in information technology. The program provides students with the technical foundation of information technology, problem solving skills, and hands-on practice. This will help students create and improve IT solutions by integrating existing and emerging technologies. This program prepares students for graduate studies and lifelong learning by providing them with the theoretical foundations of information technology and exposing them to areas of current and future practices. The pillars of IT include programming, networking, human-computer interaction, databases, information management, and web systems, built on a foundation of knowledge of the fundamentals of IT. The program also includes a strong professional component to develop skills in technical communication, ethics, and team work. The BS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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 the automotive and health settings.
- Remain current in their profession through lifelong learning.
- 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: