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||Intro to Web Design||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