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Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Information Technology is designed for individuals in the IT industry. Various professional certifications may satisfy some or all of the degree's Information Technology elective requirements. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BS degree with an area of study in Information Technology is a 120-credit program.

George Coley

My education has really catapulted my career. My degree programs gave me the flexibility to learn at the times that were convenient for me. I could fit study time into many different pockets. It was also a nontraditional way of doing things that caused me to work smarter and harder.”

George Coley, AAS ’13, BSAST ’15
Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Information Technology 45
A. Information Technology Core 33
  • Foundations of Information Technology
  • COS-330: Computer Architecture
  • COS-213:C++ Programming
  • COS-241:Data Structures
  • COS-240:Operating Systems
  • CIS-311:Database Management
  • CIS-351:Software Engineering
  • CIS-301:Management Information Systems
  • MAN-435:Project Management
  • Network Technology
  • Current Trends and Applications of AST
B. Information Technology Electives** 12
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Information Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 23
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • General Chemistry I with Lab or General Physics I with Lab
  • General Chemistry II with Lab or General Physics II with Lab

**various certifications may be used to satisfy some or all of the Information Technology elective requirements

  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students may earn credits by selected technical certifications, testing, online courses, courses at other regionally accredited institutions or through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).


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