Information Technology (B.A.)

The Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology as a second major. This program is open to those students who are enrolled in and will be completing another Bachelor’s degree program or those who already have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Computer Science and Computer Engineering are not accepted as the primary major.

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Plan of study

Degree Requirements

Information Technology BA degree as a second major is intended to augment a student’s primary degree.


All students must have completed the following courses (or equivalent) prior to starting the BA in Information Technology program.

  • COP2250 Programming in Java
  • MAD1100 Math Concepts for IT or COT3100 Discrete Structures or MAD2104 Discrete Math


CGS2518 Computer Data Analysis

– OR –

CGS2060 Introduction to Microcomputers

– OR –

CGS2100 Introduction to Micro for Business

Core Courses

All students must complete all of the following courses:

  • CEN3721 Human Computer Interaction
  • CGS3767 Computer Operating Systems
  • CGS4285 Applied Computer Networking
  • CGS4854 Web Site Construction and Management
  • COP3804 Intermediate Java
  • COP4703 Information Storage and Retrieval

Elective courses

All students must complete two elective courses from the following list:

  • CIS4365 Enterprise Cybersecurity
  • CIS4431 IT Automation
  • CNT4182 Mobile & IoT Security
  • CNT4403 Computer and Network Security
  • CNT4504 Network Administration
  • CNT4513 Data Communications
  • CNT4603 Windows System Admin
  • COP4005 Windows Programming for IT
  • COP4655 Mobile Application Development
  • COP4813 Web Application Programming
  • COP4814 Component Based Development
  • COP4722 DB Survey
  • CTS4348 Unix Admin
  • CTS4408 DB Admin
  • CTS4743 Enterprise IT Troubleshooting

All students must complete two additional elective courses. Students who are completing their first major concurrent with their IT degree must choose their cognate elective courses from a list of designated courses from the department of their primary major, with the approval of an IT adviser. Students who have received their first BA degree prior to enrolling in the IT program must instead choose an additional two courses from the list of IT elective courses.

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