Department of Technology

BS in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in information technology is designed to prepare individuals to develop, manage and maintain computer and network systems in organizations. Areas of study include: organizational issues and information systems, application technologies, software methods and technologies, systems infrastructure, and computer hardware and architecture.

The degree is specifically designed to accommodate students with associate degrees in information technology, however, a four year curriculum is available for traditional students with no transfer credit.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - (for traditional students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree:  121

University Requirements
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment 
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics or Chemistry with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity   
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster Course 1
     Cluster Course 2
     Cluster Course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     MAT 108 College Algebra
     MAT 145 Discrete Math

General Electives - 6 credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Technical
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and Concepts
     ITT 241 Information and Communication Technologies
     ITT 270 Introduction to Computer Hardware
     ITT 272 Introduction to Computer Networking
     ITT 281 Internet Web Site Development
     ITT 311 Telecommunications
     ITT 373 Intermediate Computer Networking
     ITT 376 Network Security and Ethics
     ITT 382 Advanced Web Site Development
     ITT 385 Integrative Programming
     ITT 486 User Experience
     ITT 487 Operations Senior Seminar
     COS 160/170 Structured Programming: Java
     COS 161 Algorithms in Programming
     COS 470 Topics in CS
     STH 440 Internship
     Technical Elective
     Technical Elective
     Technical Elective

 

 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - (for transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Requirements
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics or Chemistry with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity   
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster Course 1
     Cluster Course 2
     Cluster Course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     MAT 108 College Algebra
     MAT 1XX Finite Math

General Electives
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Technical Courses
Technical courses within the major differ depending on the community college curriculum, but are fulfilled by courses taken as part of an associate degree in information technology plus selected courses at the University of Southern Maine. Competency standards identified by the Association for Computing Machinery and articulation agreements between the schools are used to determine course equivalencies.