Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology - Information Technology Emphasis

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Core Discipline Requirements
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
IT 3110Systems Design and Administration II3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
IT 3300Virtualization3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
IT 4300Database Design & Management3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4500Information Security3
IT 4510Ethical Hacking & Network Defense3
IT 4600Senior Project3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
Discipline Elective Requirements
Complete 18 credits from the following:
BUS 1010Introduction to Business3
CJ 2700Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CJ 3810Advanced Digital Forensics3
CJ 3900Digital Forensics Tools3
CJ 3950Digital Forensics Tools II3
CJ 4700File System Analysis3
CJ 4750Small Device Forensics3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 2450Software Engineering3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3200Web Application Development I3
CS 3500Application Development3
CS 3600Graphics Programming3
CS 4200Web Application Development II3
DES 1100Intro to Digital Design3
DES 1300Design I3
IT 4060Big Data Analytics3
IT 4070Big Data Visualization3
IT 4100Files Systems and Storage Technologies3
IT 4310Database Administration3
IT 4920RInternship1-3
IT 4990Seminar in Inform Technology3
WEB 3200Web Application Development I3
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
WEB 3500Electronic Commerce3
WEB 3550Internet & eCommerce Marketing3
WEB 4200Web Application Development II3

NOTE: A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement. Dual-listed courses may only be used once to fill requirements. Consult course descriptions in the current catalog to verify dual-listed courses.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits.
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
WEB 1400 Web Design I: Fundamentals 3
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing (EN)
or Introduction to Writing (EN)
3
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (meets General Education (Mathematics)) 4
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
IT 1200 A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
IT 3300 Virtualization 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
IT 3110 Systems Design and Administration II 3
IT 3150 Windows Servers 3
IT Elective: Upper Division 3
IT Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
IT 4200 DevOps Lifecycle Management 3
IT 4300 Database Design & Management 3
IT Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours16
Spring Semester
IT 4500 Information Security 3
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
IT Elective 3
IT Elective 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
IT 4400 Network Design & Management 3
IT 4510 Ethical Hacking & Network Defense 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Milestones & Notes: Apply for graduation (SPRING DEADLINE NOV. 1, FALL DEADLINE APR. 1). Meet with your program advisor. Maintain minimum prerequisite and program grade requirements.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
IT 4600 Senior Project 3
IT Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
Milestones & Notes: Double check with advisor for final classes. Maintain minimum program grade requirements. Congratulations!  
 Hours14
 Total Hours120