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

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology with an emphasis in Information Technology has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Discipline Elective Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy

The DSU Computer Literacy requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the Computer Science Core Requirement courses CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming and CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming.

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional 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.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
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 4200Advanced Web Delivery3
IT 4300Database Design & Management3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4500Information Security3
IT 4600Senior Project3
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
Complete oneof the following
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
or MATH 1210 Calculus I
Discipline Elective Requirements
Complete 24 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 1300Communication Design3
DES 2500Computer Illustration3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
IT 3300Virtualization3
IT 4100Files Systems and Storage Technologies3
IT 4310Database Administration3
IT 4920RInternship1-3
IT 4990Seminar in Inform Technology3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
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 this 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 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
ENGL 1010
or 1010D
Introduction to Writing
Introduction to Writing
3
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
CIT 1001FYE: Computer Information Technology1
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
American Institutions3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
IT Elective3
Life Sciences3
Laboratory Science1
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
Physical Sciences3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
Fine Arts3
IT Elective3
Literature / Humanities3
IT 3110Systems Design and Administration II3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
IT 4300Database Design Management3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration3-5
IT 4200Advanced Web Delivery3
IT Elective3
 Term Hours15-17
Spring Semester
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
IT 4500Information Security3
IT Elective3
IT Elective3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
IT 4400Network Design Management3
IT Elective3
IT Elective3
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
General Elective3
General Elective3
General Elective3
IT Elective3
IT 4600Senior Project3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120-122