Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of business challenges. Individuals who understand how to use technology to contribute to productivity and the bottom line are in top demand.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) curriculum includes both a common core, as well as specialization-specific courses. The BSIT core provides a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming, systems administration, security, architecture, databases, and ethics. This core centers on an enhanced view of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as a rational, systematic and repeatable process of systems implementation and is project management applicable across the spectrum of information technology careers.

 

BSIT program competencies:

  • Differentiate and evaluate computer operating system, networking and network management, computer system security and IT compliance and governance requirements and best practices.
  • Apply database concepts and capabilities through the creation, organization and maintenance of modern database systems.
  • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures.
  • Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language.
  • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan.
  • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology.
  • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control.

Degree Requirements

Courses - Core

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

 

CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

or

CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

 

CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management

4

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

IT106Introduction to Programming Logic

4

 

IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments

4

or

IT Elective

 

IT190Introduction to IT

4

IT204Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

IT401Information Technology Architectures

4

IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

Total Credit Hours:54

Courses - General Education

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective

4.5

ELEELESCIScience Elective

4.5

ELEELESCI1Science Elective 1

4.5

ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective

1.5

ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 1

1.5

ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective

4.5

ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

MATH109Introduction to Algebra

4.5

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

 

HUMELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Specialization

IT Professional Track Select 40 credits from any BSIT specialization course offerings (40)

(as long as pre-requisites are met)

* IT Technical Related Select 16 credits from one specific BSIT specialization course offerings track that is technically related (i.e., Programming, Security, Networking, Software Engineering, Web, Database, Data Management, etc.) (16)

** Technical Electives Select 8 credits of technical electives (8)

Total Credit Hours: 184

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus