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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information Technology (B.S.)

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Program: B.S.
School of Polytechnic  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-4127

Information Technology is part of the School of Polytechnic .  Information Technology (IT) prepares you for existing and emerging careers in the application of information technology in a variety of industries, including business, manufacturing, law enforcement and healthcare. IT prepares you to optimize computer application performance, manage information systems, implement system security, interact with databases, and network computers. Through active involvement, students acquire strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers, peers, and industry leaders.

Program Educational Objectives:

The B.S. degree in Information Technology, within 1-3 years of graduation, will provide IT graduate the ability to achieve:

  • Being a working Information Technology (IT) professional with core competencies that can be used on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Being a dedicated team member or leader.
  • Being a lifelong learner in IT.
  • Practicing ethical behavior.
  • Being a change agent.
  • Practicing security concepts.

Student outcomes for the degree are:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. [IT]
  • Accreditation
  • The B.S. in Information Technology (IT) focuses on the usage and application of current technical concepts and practices, and the identification and analysis of user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. Students will have an understanding of best practices, standards and applications of information technologies, and have the awareness to assist in the creation of an effective project plan to help meet the needs of organizations, enterprise, or society.
  • The main objective of the IT program is to prepare graduates who are seeking careers in designing, developing, programming, and implementing information technology based systems, with an emphasis on network and communication systems (voice, data, and video), mobile and telecommunications systems, computer system & application management and administration, Web application development, computer system securities, enterprise application, information integration, and other emerging areas in the IT field that meet organizational, enterprise, and societal needs.
  • The curriculum includes enterprise IT infrastructure, communications and networking, and IT Project Integration. Technical electives and the IT senior project I and II enable the program to be tailored to the specialization needs of students. Graduates will possess a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to support an organization’s information technology infrastructure as well as the people who use it.

Program Delivery

  • POLYTECHNIC programs emphasize practice-based learning via hands-on laboratory applications using state-of-the-art equipment. Some courses are available through online, distance, and hybrid learning, however many incorporate an on-campus laboratory element.

Declaring This Major

Students interested in declaring Information Technology as their major may do so in one of two ways:

  • On their application when they first apply to the university.
  • After meeting with a faculty advisor, a change of major can be declared.

General Requirements:

1.  Degree Requirements  
2.  General Education Requirements  
3.  Overlapping Content  
4.  Academic Regulations  

Program Requirements:

Information Technology 4-Yr. Plan:  

  1. Students must complete all Core and Advanced Core Courses, Technical Electives, and General Education earning grades of C- or better.
  2. Student Responsibilities:  You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair.
  3. Transfer credit limits, see Academic Regulations above.
  4. General Education and Major courses as listed below.

Approved Elective Courses: Credits 13

  • Any course with the exception of ETCS106.

Additional Course Use:

Courses listed below may also be considered in meeting specific degree requirements.

  • MA 15300 required, MA 15900 accepted
  • MA 22900 required, MA 16500 or MA 22700 accepted
  • IET 20500 required, STAT 30100 accepted
  • ITC 11000 required, IST 16000 accepted
  • ITC 14500 required, ECET 11100 accepted
  • ITC 13000 required, CS 11400, IST 14000 accepted
  • ITC 22000 required, CPET 29900, ECET 23400 accepted
  • ITC 23000 required, CPET 18100 accepted
  • ITC 31000 required, IST 46700 accepted
  • ITC 33100 required, CPET 28100 accepted
  • ITC 35000 required, IST 27000 accepted
  • ITC 15000 required, ECET 114000 accepted
  • ITC 38000 required, IST 37000 accepted

Total: Credits 120

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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