Information Technology

Bachelor of Science

You’ve always wanted to be on the cutting edge. With a degree from Plymouth State University, you will have the knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills, and experience you need to solve real-world problems. This program emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning built on top of extensive laboratory experience, individual interactions and support, and significant group projects. Plymouth State also offers BS degree programs in Computer Science and in Electromechanical Technology and Robotics. Minors are available in Computing, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology.

DescriptionLearning OutcomesDegree Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides students with knowledge and skills to apply computer technology to solve real-world problems. Coursework is available in data science, computer networks, and cybersecurity.

Students graduating with a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and technology, appropriate to the discipline, to solve problems and design systems
  2. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  3. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
  5. An ability to apply current Computer Science /Information Technology theory and practice in the design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)


CS 2010 Computing Fundamentals (TECO) 3
CS 2220 Computer Hardware 3
CS 2370 Introduction to Programming 4
CS 3240 Data Communication and Computer Networks 3
CS 3420 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CS 3600 Database Management Systems 4
CS 3650 Big Data Analytics 3
CS 3720 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS 3820 Human-Computer Interaction 3
CS 4230 System Administration 4
CS 4400 Computer Networks and Protocols 4
CS 4420 Computer Security 3
CS 4520 CyberEthics (DICO) (INCO) (WRCO) 3
CS 4760 Senior Project 3
Information Technology Major electives – complete two of the following: 5-6
CS 2470 Systems Programming in C/C++
CS 2381 Data Structure and Intermedia Programming
CS 2521 Introduction to Electromechanical Technology
CS 2525 Microprocessors and Digital Systems
CS 3015 Mobile Application Development
CS 3020 Web Programming
CS 3030 Advanced Web Programming
CS 4140 Software Engineering
CS 4500 Topics in Computer Science and Technology
CS 4920 Computer Science Internship (maximum of three credits)
CM 3090 Technical Communication 3
MA Math elective* MA 1800, MA 2140 or above [not MADI] 3
MA 2250 Finite Math or Math for Computer Science 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO) 3
Complete one of the following: 4
MA 2140 Precalculus (QRCO) (TECO)
MA one semester of Calculus
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 17-13
*Cannot double count MA 2140 or calculus.

*All course information is from the 2018-2019 Catalog.

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