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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

badge for bestcolleges.com ranking our online BSIT program number 15 for 2015 The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, which is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org , has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the strategy, development and administration of integrated computing, management, and information technology systems.  The degree has core requirements, major requirements and required electives.  The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the information technology field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.

In order to give you the flexibility you need, the courses at KSU are offered on-line, hybrid (1/2 in class and 1/2 online), and in class.  If you are located away from the Marietta area, you will probably prefer to take all the courses online.  All general education requirements are also offered on-line through the university system called E-core.

Program Requirements

These requirements are the 2017 requirements. Older Requirements. 

  • University-wide general education requirements can be found here.

    All courses in Area F (Lower Division Major Requirements), Upper Division Major Requirements and Concentration courses must have a 'C' or better to count toward graduation. Any general education course which is a prerequisite to another course that is required must also have a 'C' or better."

    Some General Education requirements are specific to different degrees. The requirements that are specific to the BSIT degree include:

    • Area
      Course Number
      Title
      Credit hours
    • Area A-1
      ENGL 1101
      Composition I
      3
    • ENGL 1102
      Composition II
      3
    • Area A-2
      MATH 1113
      PreCalculus
      3
    • or
      MATH 1112
      College Trigonometry
      3
    • Area B-1
      ECON 1000
      Contemporary Econmonic Issues
      2
    • Area B-2
      COM 1100
      Human Communication
      3
    • Area C-1
      ENGL 2000-level
      Literature
      3
    • Area C-2
      ART/DANC/MUSI/TPS 1107
      Arts and Culture of the World
      3
    • Area D-1
      MATH 1190/1160
      Calculus I or Elementary Applied Calc
      4
    • Area D-2
      Any two 4 credit hour science courses allowed in General Education (CHEM 1211/L, PHYS 1111/L, PHYS 2211/L, BIOL 1107/L, CHEM 1212/L,PHYS1112/L, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1108/L, SCI 1101, GEOG 1112 OR GEOG 1113)
      Total of 8
    • Area E-1
      POLS 1101
      American Governmnent
      3
    • Area E-2
      HIST 2221/2112
      US History
      3
    • Area E-3
      HIST 110/1111/1112
      World History
      3
    • Area E-4
      STS 1101
      Science, Technology and Society
      3
    • KSU 1101
      First Year Seminar

    SCI 1102 DOES NOT COUNT FOR SCIENCE CREDIT.

    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • CS 1301 or CSE 1301
      Programming and Problem Solving
      None
      4
    • IT 1324
      Programming and Problem Solving II
      CS/CSE 1301
      4
    • CSE 2300 or MATH 2345
      Discrete Structures or Discrete Math
      * See note
      3
    • IT 1113
      Programming Principles I
      MATH 1112/1113
      3
    • MATH 2332/STAT 1107
      Intro to Probability and Data Analysis or Introduction to Statistics

      MATH 2332 - prereq is MATH 1190

      MATH 1107 - prereq is MATH 1112/1113/1190

      3

    *CSE 2300 Discrete Structures for Computing has the hard prerequisite CS 1301 or CSE 1301. MATH 2345 Discrete Mathematics has the hard prerequisite MATH 1113 PreCalculus.

    Students can take either CSE/CS 1302 or IT 1324. CSE/CS 1302 can count for any prerequisite that says IT 1324. IT 1324 is recommended.

    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • CSE 3801
      Prof. Practices & Ethics
      IT 1324
      2
    • CSE 3153
      Database Systems
      IT 1324
      3
    • IT 3123
      Hardware/Software Concepts
      IT 1324 & CSE 2300* or MATH 2345*)
      3
    • IT 3203
      Intro to Web Dev
      IT 1324
      3
    • IT 3223
      Software Acq. & Proj. Mgnt
      CS/CSE 1301
      3
    • IT 3423
      OS Concepts
      IT 3123
      3
    • TCOM 2010
      Technical Writing
      ENGL 1102
      3
    • IT 4123
      Electronic Commerce
      IT 3203 & CSE 3153
      3
    • IT 4323
      Data Comm. & Networks
      IT 3123
      3
    • IT 4423
      Unix/Linux
      IT 3423
      3
    • IT 4683
      Mgnt of IT & HCI
      CSE 3153
      3
    • IT 4723
      IT Policy & Law
      IT 3123 & IT 3223
      3
    • IT 4823
      Info. Security Admin.
      CSE 3153 & IT 3123 & CSE 2300* or MATH 2345
      3
    • IT 4983
      IT Capstone
      Senior Standing
      3

    *CSE 2300 can be taken concurrently.

Concentration

Additionally, students must choose and complete a concentration. Four technical electives are required. Three technical electives must be in the chosen concentration. The fourth technical elective can be from the same or different concentration.

    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • IT 4203
      Adv. Web Dev
      IT 3203
      3
    • IT 4153
      Adv. Database
      CSE 3153
      3
    • IT 4333
      Network Config. & Admin.
      IT 4323
      3
    • IT 4673
      Virtual IT Systems
      CSE 3153 & IT 3423 & IT 4323
      3
    • IT 4713
      Business Intelligence Sys.
      CSE 3153
      3
    • IT 4490
      Special Topics
      Varies
      3
    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • IT 4833
      Wireless Security
      IT 4823 or CS 3502
      3
    • IT 4843
      Ethical Hacking for Eff. Defense
      IT 4323, ECET 3400 or CS 4622
      3
    • IT 4853
      Computer Forensics
      IT 4823 or CS 3502
      3
    • IT 4490
      Special Topics
      Varies
      3
    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • IT 3503
      Foundations of HIT
      ENGL 1102
      3
    • IT 4513
      Electronic Health Record Systems & Applications
      IT 3503
      3
    • IT 4523
      Clinical Processes and Workflows
      IT 3503*
      3
    • IT 4533
      Health Information Security & Privacy
      IT 3503
      3
    • IT 4490
      Special Topics
      Varies
      3
    • Course Number
      Title
      Prereq
      Credit hours
    • CSE 3203
      Overview of Mobile Systems
      IT 1324
      3
    • IT 4203
      Advanced Web Development
      IT 3203
      3
    • IT 4213
      Mobile Web Development
      CSE 3203 & IT 3203
      3
    • CGDD 4203
      Mobile & Casual Game Development
      CGDD 4003
      3
    • IT 4490
      Special Topics
      Varies
      3

Free Electives (7 credit hours)

These credit hours may be fulfilled by any course at the university which is not already used for the BSIT requirements. 

Total credit hours: 121

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