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B.S. in Information Technology

The world of IT is vibrant and constantly growing, and knowledge gained now will last a lifetime. Become more than a techie: gain critical thinking skills and become the confident problem solver who displays strong communication and leadership.

What you'll study
Programming. Web Development. Network security. Database management. Human-computer interaction. These core courses prepare you for advanced and independent studies. Choose an IT internship, or develop your own project with faculty guidance.

How you'll learn more
Hands-on learning builds your skills and helps you understand critical theoretical knowledge. Courses on multimedia design, computing platforms, and other prominent areas makes you a well-rounded student and future employee.

Where it can take you
From cyber security, to computer forensics, to mobile solutions, your skills will be in high demand. Work in the private or public sector to touch the lives of users around the world.

Tuition and Fees
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Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for information regarding admissions requirements, deadlines, and other information on how to apply.

A successful information technology graduate is expected to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. Display an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities by analyzing the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
  5. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  6. Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
  7. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
  8. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  9. Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies;
  10. Identify and analyze user needs, and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
  11. Identify best practices and standards and their applications.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR (3 credits)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (30 credits)
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (40 credits)

  • MATH 1200 Pre-calculus Algebra (or higher) (3 credits)
  • MATH 2020 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  • CSIS 1800 Introduction to Computer Science and Computer (3 credits)
  • CSIS 2101 Fundamentals of Computer Programming (4 credits)
  • CSIS 3020 CSIS 3020 Web Programming and Design (3 credits)  
  • CSIS 3023 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Computers (3 credits)
  • CSIS 3500 Networks and Data Communication (3 credits)
  • CSIS 4010 Computer Security (3 credits)
  • CSIS 4311 Web Services and Systems (3 credits)
  • CSIS 4351 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)
  • CSIC 4501 Wireless Network Infrastructures (3 credits)
  • CSIS 4530 Database Management (3 credits) 
  • TECH 4900 Directed Project in Information Technology (3 credits)* OR TECH 4950 Internship in Information Technology (3 credits)*

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from any TECH, CSIS, EENG, and CENG courses.

*Can be counted only once, either as a core course requirement or a major elective requirement

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the current edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

 

Program Sheet

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:

  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Architect
  • Information Technology Support
  • Infrastructure Specialist
  • Mobile Solutions Support
  • Network Support
  • Systems Engineer (Sales Support)
  • User Account Support

Professional responsibilities might include:

  • installation of networks
  • network administration and security
  • design of Web pages
  • development of multimedia resources
  • installation of communication components
  • oversight of email systems
  • planning and management of the technology lifecycle by which an organization's technology is maintained, upgraded, and replaced

Click here for additional career information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at NSU to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 

4-Year Plan of Study

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