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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”  (ACM, 2008, ¶ 1).  more...


Program Description

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.


Learning Objectives

 This 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 real-world problems.

  • 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 solutions.

  • Work effectively in teams and communicate effectively.


Program Requirements

Requirements for completion of the program are:

  1. Completion of 13 required courses (40 units)

  2. Completion of 1 required general education core course (3 units)

  3. Completion of 5 elective courses from the approved list (15 units)

  4. All other university graduation requirements


Required Courses and Prerequisites - 2012-13 and later

Required Courses and Prerequisites - 2010-11 through 2011-12

 

For more information, please contact Ms. Mary Hackley, Student Services Director at (410) 704-2757 or Dr. J. Scott Hilberg, IT Program Director at (410) 704-5277.

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