BIS Concentration in Information Technology

The concentration in information technology (IT) includes 18 credit hours comprised of five required IT courses and one required elective IT course. The concentration is designed to provide new educational and employment opportunities for adult learners seeking to complete their undergraduate degree with a liberal arts education and a professional focus in IT. Courses develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills in information technology.

Students in the IT concentration are also required to take two ISLS courses and two 4000-level ISIN Special Topics in the Conduct of Inquiry (one in Humanities, and one in Social Sciences) courses. 

Required IT Courses

  • IT 3220 Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
  • IT 3230 Basics of Web Design
  • IT 3240 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
  • IT 3400 Database Management and Business Intelligence/Analytics
  • IT 4400 Web Application Development – Building Dynamic Websites
Elective IT Courses
  • IT 3210 Programming with Java
  • IT 3250 Agile Project Management
  • IT 3380 Information Assurance Fundamentals
  • IT 3500 Business Analytics for Decision Making
Students in the IT concentration are also required to take 24 credit hours of electives outside of IT courses. These vary by semester and may include courses in disciplines such as anthropology, art, art history, architectural history, classics, drama, economics, history, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.