The Department of Information Technology offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology which is a technical degree program that prepares students in the core competencies of the IT discipline, including problem-solving and programming, networking and communications, database systems, Internet and Web technologies, and information security.
The IT major is a suitable choice for students interested in future employment in the areas such as software development and application support, network operations, database management, technical liaison and sales, and IT services. Students majoring in IT have the flexibility to add a minor concentration in another degree program, such as Business. Or they may take additional courses in the discipline beyond those required for the major, in pursuit of a particular IT program concentration.
Students who successfully complete the IT degree program must demonstrate the following core and advanced learning outcomes, which have been adapted from the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2008 Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Technology.
Core Learning Outcomes (Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis)
- IT Core 1 - Classify a problem and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution. [Knowledge],[Comprehension]
- IT Core 2 - Apply knowledge of current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support best computing practices within the Information Technology field. [Application]
- IT Core 3 – Define and articulate the ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities in the context of Information Technology. [Knowledge],[Application]
- IT Core 4 - Identify and recognize user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. [Knowledge], [Analysis]
Advanced Learning Outcomes (Synthesis, Evaluation, Affective Domain)
- IT Adv 1 – Appreciate the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. [Affective Domain]
- IT Adv 2 – Recognition and appreciation for the need to engage in continuing professional development. [Analysis][Affective Domain]
- IT Adv 3 - Collaborate effectively on teams to complete a common goal. [Synthesis]
- IT Adv 4 – Communicate effectively, using verbal and/or written mediums, with a range of audiences. [Synthesis]