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.

DescriptionDegree 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.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)


CS 2010 Computing Fundamentals (TECO) 3
CS 2220 Computer Hardware 3
CS 2370 Introduction to Programming 4
CS 2381 Data Structures and Intermediate Programming 4
CS 3240 Data Communication and Computer Networks 3
CS 3600 Database Management Systems 4
CS 3720 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS 3820 Human-Computer Interaction 3
CS 4220 System Administration 3
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 2080 Visual Basic
CS 2470 Systems Programming in C/C++
CS 3015 Mobile Application Development
CS 3020 Web Programming
CS 3030 Advanced Web Programming
CS 3221 Algorithm Analysis
CS 3440 Multimedia
CS 3500 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 4140 Software Engineering
CS 4250 Computer Architecture
CS 4310 Operating Systems
CS 4920 Computer Science Internship (maximum of three credits)
CM 3090 Technical Communication (TECO) (WRCO) 3
MA Math elective* MA 1800, MA 2140 or above [not MADI] 3
MA 2250 Mathematics for Computer Scientists (MATH) 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 20-17
*Cannot double count MA 2140 or calculus.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.


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