Information Technology Major

Information technology (IT) is the study, design, creation, utilization, support and management of computer-based information systems, especially software applications and computer hardware. IT is not limited solely to computers though. With technologies quickly developing in the fields of mobile devices, the field of IT is quickly moving from compartmentalized computer-focused areas to other forms of mobile and distributed technology. The IT major develops broad, integrated knowledge spanning the range from telecommunications and computer networking through computer-based information systems to management of IT applications and projects. It is the ideal major for the student who is passionate about developing the ability to:

• evaluate current and emerging computing and information technologies;
• apply, configure and manage computing and information technologies;
• assess the impact of computing and information technologies on individuals, organizations and society;
• gain the business knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a competitive and challenging global information-technology driven economy;
• complement integrated IT knowledge with a strong understanding of key managerial and organizational concepts; and
• develop skill sets that are aligned with industry needs and problem-solving of real-world computing and information technology challenges.

The information technology minor is designed to provide students with a general knowledge of the requirements of commercial computing. It can be very helpful to business students who expect to be involved in corporate computing issues. This program matches very well with any of the majors offered by the College of Business.

B.S. degree program
Total hours— 126-128

General Education courses required— 38 hours Hours
EC 2413 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BI 4213 Biblical Ethics 3
Mathematics requirement satisfied by major


Specific courses required— 76-78 hours Hours
AC 2503 Financial Accounting 3
AC 2513 Managerial Accounting 3
ENT 2503 An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business 3
CS 1213 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CS 1233 Object-Oriented System Design and Programming 3
CS 2233 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 2243 Database Management Systems 3
CCT 395V* Internship 1-3
CCT 4613 Senior Project 3
SEC 3113 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
IT 1123 Future of Computing 3
IT 2043 Information Technology Applications 3
IT 2223 Web Application Development I 3
IT 3313 Network Principles 3
IT 3323 Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems 3
IT 3413 System Analysis and Design 3
IT 3423 Project Management 3
IT 4323 Modern Telecommunications 3
IT 4423 Management of Information Technology 3
MG 3503 Principles of Management 3
MK 3503 Principles of Marketing 3
MK 3573 Consumer Behavior 3
MA 1113 College Algebra 3
MA 2053 Survey of Calculus 3
MA 2103 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 2183 Elementary Statistics 3

Concentration areas— 9 hours

Game Development Hours
GD 3253 Game Development I 3
GD 3263 Game Development II 3
GD 3273 Collaborative Game Development 3


Information Security Hours
SEC 3313 Introduction to Policy and Procedures 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
SEC 3333 Introduction to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning 3


Information Technology Entrepreneurship Hours
ENT 3543 Marketing and the Entrepreneurial Enterprise 3
MK 3553 Promotional Strategy 3
ENT 4453 Entrepreneurial Management 3


Mobile Computing Hours
CS 3243 Mobile Device Programming 3
CS 3333 Mobile and Distributed Computing Systems 3
CS 4013 Future Mobile and Social Computing Systems 3


System Administration Hours
IT 3333 Network Administration 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
SEC 3333 Introduction to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning 3
BA 3703 Business Communication 3


Web Application Development Hours
IT 2223 Web Application Development I 3
IT 3233 Web Server Technologies 3
IT 3223 Web Application Development II 3
ITM 3013   3

Electives— 3 hours

Note: A general business minor is automatically satisfied by the information technology major.
*CCT 395V has variable credit (1-3 hours)