Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program provides a robust theoretical foundation in core IT fields and extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. At the same time, students develop the project management, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile IT professional.

 

About the Program

The program in Information Technology is revised each year in light of emerging technologies and supported by dedicated labs for specific knowledge areas and industry products: Microsoft, Apple, Linux, and Cisco.

Strengths of the Information Technology Program

Students in the BSIT program benefit from:

  • A choice of five different areas of Information Technology studies: Mobile application development, Web development, Game development, Network administration, Systems administration.
  • Wide selection of electives such as Computer Graphics, Games Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Computer Architectures.
  • Ability to earn a minor in areas such as networking, project management, or entrepreneurship.
  • Opportunity to earn internationally recognized professional certifications from companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems in areas such as database administration, networking and project management.
  • A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.

Majors, Minors & Degree Requirements

Students complete a total of 40 courses including a Capstone Project (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 and 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. 

For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the BSIT.

Areas of Concentration

In addition to the core IT courses, BSIT students focus on one of four areas of concentration:

  • Mobile and web application development
  • Game development
  • System administration
  • Network design and administration.
BSIT Recommended Minors

In addition to the courses taken for the major in Information Technology students can select courses to earn a minor in one of several fields, as well as courses that will let them earn professional vendor-specific certifications as an IT professional, software [or applications] developer, network specialist and project manager.

  • Minor in Networking
  • Minor in Information Technology
  • Minor in Project Management
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship

Please consult the catalog for information on minors in other degree programs.

Certifications for BSIT Students

Coursework in the BSIT helps students prepare for leading industry certifications such as the following:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT infrastructure Track
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Track
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Developer Track
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Research & Professional Development

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides a well-rounded education in which you not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence.

Students acquire a solid, broad-based theoretical foundation in each of the main areas of IT (networking, application development and system administration) that enable them to work anywhere in the life cycle of IT projects, from pre-sales to deployment and technical support. They also develop a portfolio of the projects that they done for classes (e.g. a smartphone app or a map-based application) that demonstrates their skills and knowledge to future employers.

Research and Internships

The BSIT program offers students the opportunity to take part in ongoing faculty-student research projects in a range of areas including cooperative wireless networks, pattern recognition, data mining and embedded systems.

BSIT students also can take advantage of a limited number of internships and field placements with tech firms and start-up companies.

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