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Information Technology (BS)

Hours - 69 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2020
Last Revision 7/20/2020

Program Requirements


Required courses for admission to the major – 15 Credits


Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
CIS 101 Beginning Programming F, W, S 3.0
CIS 200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology F, W, S 3.0
IT 224 Computer Hardware and Systems Software F, W, S 3.0
IT 280 Computer Networking F, W, S 3.0
CIS 205 Discrete Mathematics I F, W, S 3.0

To be accepted in to this major, you must pass IT 280 and CIS 101 with a B- or better and all other courses listed above with a C or better. You must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. I understand that One retake is allowed per class, for up to three classes. Additional retakes require special permission. I understand that if I exhaust my repeats, I risk the chance of not being able to continue in the major or any other major in the computer science, information systems, or information technology faculty. Please sign the form below to acknowledge that you understand this policy and then submit it to your academic advisor.

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Core Requirements – 45 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0
CIS 305 Systems Engineering I F, W 3.0
CIS 405 Systems Engineering II W, S 3.0
CIS 470 Ethics in Computer and Information Sciences F, S 3.0
IS 485 Project Management and Practice F, S 3.0
IS 350 Database Management Systems F, W 3.0
IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design and Technology F, W, S 3.0
IT 320 System Administration Essentials F 3.0
IT 420 System Administration W 3.0
IT 426 Computer Network Services F 3.0
IT 427 Client Management and Configuration W 3.0
IT 440 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction W 3.0
IT 480 Computer Network Design W 3.0
IT 481 Information Assurance and Security F 3.0
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics
(MATH 421 or PSYC 205 may substitute for MATH 121)
F, W, S 3.0


    Elective Requirements – 6 Credits

    6 hours in additional IS or IT coursework at the 300 level or above

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    IS/IT 3.0
    IS/IT 3.0
    IS/IT 3.0


    1. One D+, D, D- is allowed above. All other credits must be C- or better.
    2. One retake is allowed per class, for up to three classes. Additional retakes require special permission.
    3. A program-approved assessment test must be taken during your last full semester at BYU–H, and is recommended annually.
    4. Students may seek one and only major in either BCIS, CS, IS, or IT.

    Program Outcomes

    Upon completing a major in Information Technology, students will have:

    • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
    • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
    • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
    • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
    • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
    • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
    • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
    • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
    • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
    • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
    • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.