This program of study leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (IT). It is designed to satisfy ABET program accreditation criteria for Information Technology, and is based on the ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Technology. The program will evolve to offer cross-disciplinary concentrations for IT students and for students in other fields such as Health Informatics, Criminal Justice, Business, Education, Engineering Technology, and STEM areas. Initial areas of concentration of the IT program include Information Assurance and Security (IAS), Health Information Technology (HIT), Data Mining (DM), Scientific Computing (SC), and Web Design (WD). Each concentration is composed of three to four courses. IT majors take two concentrations, at least one of which must be cross-disciplinary. To graduate with a BS in Information Technology, a student must complete 120 credit hours.
The general goals of the undergraduate IT program are to prepare students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations. IT graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions, and to grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field.