Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
What is IT?
“Information technology (IT) is a label that has two
meanings. In common usage, the term ‘information technology’ is
often used to refer to all of computing. As a name of an
undergraduate degree program, it refers to the preparation of
students to meet the computer technology needs of business,
government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations”
2008, ¶ 1).
Information technology (IT) involves the
selection, creation, application, integration and administration
of computing and communication technologies to meet user needs in
an organizational and societal context. It is complimentary to
other computing disciplines such as Information Systems (IS);
however, its emphasis is on the technology itself as opposed to
the information conveyed. It requires a complimentary mix of
knowledge and practical hands on skills to address an
organization’s IT infrastructure and the people who use it.
program is designed to provide undergraduate level IT education
for those preparing to enter the workplace as IT professionals and
grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate
studies in the IT field. Specifically graduates will:
Understand and apply appropriate information technologies and
employ appropriate methods, processes and tools to address
Select, deploy and maintain information technology resources to
help an organization achieve its goals and objectives.
Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and
evaluate and recommend the use of appropriate new technologies.
Understand the ethical and societal issues facing information
technology professionals and be able to formulate appropriate
Work effectively in teams and communicate effectively.
Requirements for completion of the program are:
Completion of 13 required courses (40 units)
Completion of 1 required general education core course (3 units)
Completion of 5 elective courses from the approved list (15
All other university graduation requirements
Required Courses and Prerequisites
- 2012-13 and later
Courses and Prerequisites - 2010-11 through 2011-12
For more information, please contact
Ms. Mary Hackley, Student Services Director at (410) 704-2757
Dr. J. Scott Hilberg, IT Program Director at (410) 704-5277.