Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, B.S.

Information Technology, B.S. Degree Map  

The B.S. in Information Technology delivers the tools that the students need to meet the rising demand in Networking, Systems Administration, Digital Forensics, Web Development and Cybersecurity across public, private, non-profit and government entities worldwide. The curriculum allows students to meet the increasing demand of our digital world with leading-edge tools and hands-on activities.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires 120 hours and includes 42 hours of University Core. However, some of the Major Requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the Major Requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)

Communication (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Creative Arts (3 hours)

American History (6 hours)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Component Area Option (3 hours)

Two 1- hour Life and Physical Science Labs

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Students must meet these core requirements or approved upper-level substitutes.

Additional Information

At most, only 6 credits may be transferred toward the Major Requirements and IT Specialization. Lower-level credit given for any of the above courses may require students to take additional approved technical electives to satisfy the plan requirements.

Additional Major Requirements Courses

Elective Requirements (30 hours)


This degree requires students to have 9 hours of Specialization electives. Additionally, 12 hours of major electives (upper or lower-level technical classes), approved by faculty adviser.

Additional Information

  • 12 hours of major electives must be upper-level classes which must be approved by the faculty adviser. Choose from approved ITEC/CSCI/CINF 33xx-43xx courses.
  • The specific courses beyond the Major Requirements to be included in the Candidate Plan of Study (CPS) will be selected by students with the approval of the faculty adviser.

Specialization Requirements (9 hours)

Students must select one of the following three specializations in Information Technology (IT).

Forensics Specialization

Students interested in Computer Forensics must take the following three courses:

Web Design and Development Specialization

Students interested in Web Design and Development must take the following course:

Additional Information

In addition, students must take one course from each of the following options: CINF 4320   or ITEC 4352 , and ARTS 2371  or ARTS 3360  

Information Technology Management and Administration Specialization

Students interested in Information Technology Management and Administration must take:

Information Technology Management and Administration Specialization Requirements

Students must take two of the following three classes:

Additional Information

Courses noted on the CPS as Major Requirements, Major Electives and IT Specialization must be completed with a grade of C- or better.