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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Information Technology

Turner College of Business

TSYS School of Computer Science

Program Description

The B.S. Information Technology (BSIT) program provides students with a combination of knowledge, hands–on experience, and application of theory to support their employment in the field of Information Technology. The curriculum emphasizes quantitative and communication skills as well as providing a basic foundation in understanding the business process and the role of Information Technology in supporting that process. The BSIT is also available online.

Computer science and information technology graduates find jobs in a wide array of occupations including software engineering, application, game, and web programming, network administration and security, and database administration. Because computers are becoming more and more pervasive, computer science and information technology jobs are available in almost every field. According to the US Department of Labor, computer science and information technology job opportunities are expected to grow at approximately 20% through 2018 which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Career Opportunities

Business/Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, Network Manager, Network & Security Specialists

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the BS in Information Technology (BSIT) program will:

  • be able to apply fundamental systems analysis, project management, and end user support concepts to address real–world business problems
  • be able to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to develop creative solutions to these problems
  • be able apply professional and interpersonal skills to communicate these solutions to both coworkers and management
  • understand how the software solution functions as a part of the overall business solution to the problem at hand
  • participate in the development and testing of the software designed as a part of this business solution

Additional Program Requirements

Students must earn a C or better in all WBIT, CPSC and MISM courses in Areas F, G, and H.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
MATH 1113

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Take the following course:
S TAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

Note: Extra Math hour will be applied to Area G.

Area G Required Core Courses Required Hours: 37

One hour from Area F MATH.

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 9
choose 9 hours of 3000-level or above of CPSC, WBIT and/or MISM classes

Area I Free Electives Required Hours: 14
Recommended Courses include:
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting
BUSA 3135 International Business
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
MGMT 3109 Principles of Mgmt for Non-Business Majors
MKTG 3109 Principles of Marketing for Non-Business Majors

Note: Students are limited to no more than 30hrs of courses from the DATCoB.

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule