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Information Technology (BS)

Hours - 66 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revision 7/02/2021
Holokai Category: Math & Sciences

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Program

The Discipline

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Program Requirements


Required Courses for Admission to the Major – 15 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
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 CIS 101

To be accepted in to this major, students must pass IT 280 and CIS 101 with a B- or better and all other courses listed above with a C or better. Students 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 Computing faculty. Please acknowledge that you understand this policy by signing the attached form below and then submit it to your academic advisor.

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Core Requirements – 45 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101
CIS 305 Systems Engineering I F, W 3.0 CIS 202
CIS 405 Systems Engineering II W, S 3.0 CIS 305, IS 350
CIS 470 Ethics in Computer and Information Sciences F, S 3.0 ENGL 315 or ENGL 316 or equivalent
IS 485 Project Management and Practice F, S 3.0 CIS 405
IS 350 Database Management Systems F, W 3.0 CIS 101
IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design and Technology F, W, S 3.0
IT 320 System Administration Essentials F 3.0 CIS 101, IT 224, IT 280
IT 420 System Administration W 3.0 IT 320
IT 426 Architecting Computer Services W 3.0 IT 224, IT 280, IT 320
IT 427 Client Management and Configuration W 3.0 IT 224, IT 280
IT 440 Foundations of Human-Computer Interactions W 3.0 CIS 305, IT 240, MATH 121
IT 480 Computer Network Design W 3.0 IT 224, IT 280, CIS 205
IT 481 Information Assurance and Security F 3.0 IT 224, IT 280
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics
(MATH 421 or PSYC 205 may substitute for MATH 121)
F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107 or MATH 110 or ACCT 186 (for ACCT Majors only) or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT


    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 Prerequisites
    IS or IT 3.0
    IS or IT 3.0
    IS or IT 3.0


    Additional Program Requirements

    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 one major in either BCIS, CS, IS, or IT.

    Program Learning 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.

    The Discipline


    All majors in the computer and information sciences area share many characteristics. All students are involved in the use and development of computer-based technology solutions. All students learn to work in teams and communicate effectively about technology. However, the primary focus of each program is different.

    The information technology (IT) program prepares students to design, install, manage and maintain the computing systems on which organizations depend. Students learn how to create solutions to real-world situations by integrating current technologies. IT focuses on systems administration, networking, databases, human-computer interaction and security to build effective, user-friendly systems. IT also prepares students to understand user needs and communicate technical issues.


    Career Opportunities

    Information technology graduates work in virtually all types of organizations. They design, install, and maintain computing infrastructures including servers, networking, network security, embedded systems, and digital communications. Career opportunities exist in business, health care, government, education, and communications.