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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, B.S.

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 the automotive and health settings.
  • Remain current in their profession through lifelong learning.
  • Exercise their profession with the highest level of ethics, and social responsibility.

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

General education – 28 credits

Professional subjects

128 total credits

*Approved science electives

*Approved science electives for information technology majors are: biology courses numbered BIO 111 , BIO 113  and higher except BIO 300 ; CHM 157  and higher, except CHM 300  and CHM 497 ; physics courses numbered 151 and higher; environmental health courses ENV 308  and ENV 373 . Special topics and independent study courses require prior approval.

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

Sophomore year

Junior year

Senior year

Fall semester – 16 credits