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)

The 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 with lab; PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab; CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I with lab; or BIO 101, 102 Biological Foundations with lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity   
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster Course 1
     Cluster Course 2
     Cluster Course 3
     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 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 Infrastructure Communication Systems
     ITT 363 Server Administration and Maintenance
     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 Structured Programming: Java
     COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory
     COS 161 Algorithms in Programming
     STH 440 Internship
     COS or ITT Elective
     COS or ITT Elective
     COS or ITT Elective

General Electives - 6 credits

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (for transfer students)

The 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 with lab; PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab; CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I with lab; or BIO 101, 102 Biological Foundations with lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity   
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster Course 1
     Cluster Course 2
     Cluster Course 3
     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)