Department of Technology

BS in Information Technology

The B.S. 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)

Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core curriculum requirements
College Writing
EYE 112 Built Environment 
Quantitative Reasoning: MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
Creative Expression
Cultural Interpretation
Socio-cultural Analysis: ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Science Exploration: PHY 101, 102 Introductory Physics and Lab; PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and Lab; CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab; or BIO 101, 102 Biological Foundations and Lab
Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
Diversity   
International
Thematic cluster: Professional Practices recommended
Capstone: ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
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

Departmental Requirements: Technical Courses
ITT 181 Computing Technologies
ITT 200 Introduction to Cyber Security
ITT 272 Networking I
ITT 281 Internet Web Site Development
ITT 363 Server Administration and Maintenance
ITT 373 Networking II
ITT 376 Network Defense
ITT 382 Advanced Web Site Development
ITT 383 Databases
ITT 385 Integrative Programming
ITT 486 User Experience
ITT 487 Operations Senior Seminar
COS 160 Structured Programming: Java
COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory
COS 161 Algorithms in Programming
STH 440 Internship

COS or ITT Electives  (12 credits)

General Electives (6 credits)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (for transfer students)

Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core curriculum requirements
College Writing
EYE 112 Built Environment 
Quantitative Reasoning: MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
Creative Expression
Cultural Interpretation
Socio-cultural Analysis: ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Science Exploration: PHY 101, 102 Introductory Physics and Lab; PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and Lab; CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab; or BIO 101, 102 Biological Foundations and Lab
Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
Diversity   
International
Thematic cluster: Professional Practices recommended
Capstone: ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
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

Departmental Requirements: 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 USM. Competency standards identified by the Association for Computing Machinery and articulation agreements between the schools are used to determine course equivalencies.

General Electives (variable credits)