Information Technology, BIT

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the BIT degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
ITFN 1101Foundations-Information Tech.3
ITFN 1201Foundations of Database Design3
CSCI 1301Computer Science I 13
CSCI 1302Computer Science II 13
ITFN 2214Web Application Development3
Choose one from the following:3
Elementary Statistics
Introductory Discrete Math
Calculus II
Discrete Math for IT
Lower Division Major Requirements (IT Foundations)9
ITFN 1401Foundations of Webmaster3
ITFN 1502Fnds. of Networking & Security3
ITFN 2512Interm. Networking & Security3
Upper Division Major Requirements27
ITFN 3003Professional Dev. and Ethics3
ITFN 3103Human-Computer Interaction3
ITFN 3112System Analysis and Design3
ITFN 3144Informatics Project Management3
ITFN 3314Testing and Quality Assurance3
or ITFN 3316 SW Security, Testing, and QA
ITFN 3601Operating Systems3
ITFN 4014Internship Cooperative3
ITFN 4154Informatics Integration3
ITFN 4433Web Integration3
Upper Division Information Technology Electives 3
Choose three hours of electives.
Major Concentration9
Choose one emphasis from the following:
Database Administration Emphasis
Networking and Security Emphasis
Informatics Emphasis
Free Electives12
Choose 12 hours of free electives. 2
Total Credit Hours120

Major Concentration Requirements

Database Administration Emphasis

ITDB 4201Advanced Database Modeling3
ITDB 4202Database Applications3
ITDB 4203Database Admin & Architecture3
Total Credit Hours9

Networking and Security Emphasis

ITNW 4501Network Planning and Design3
ITNW 4502Secure Networks & Comm. Protoc3
ITMM 4423Security for E-Commerce3
Total Credit Hours9

Informatics Emphasis

Choose nine hours of upper division courses in a single discipline or in a recognized minor program at Clayton State. Students should use Free Electives to satisfy any prerequisites for upper division coursework in an Informatics Emphasis. See additional information below.

Additional Information about Informatics Emphasis

BIT students are encouraged to apply information technology skills to solve real world problems by taking coursework in another discipline. The BIT program provides flexibility for students to complete a minor at Clayton State. An example for an informatics emphasis is Health Informatics. The coursework that constitutes the Health Informatics Emphasis are:

HCMG 3101Intro to Health Systems Mgmt.3
HCMG 3340Healthcare Information Tech.3
HCMG 3501Health Care Systems/TQM3
Total Credit Hours9

Students pursuing the Health Informatics Emphasis should take HSCI 2111 Intro to Health Care Environ. as their Free Electives.

Students should consult with academic advisor to explore other areas for Informatics Emphasis.

Other Program-Specific Graduation Requirements

BIT students must earn a grade of C or better (or K) in the following courses:

  • All IT courses (i.e., courses with ITDB, ITFN, ITNW, ITMM, and WBIT prefixes)
  • All CS courses (i.e., courses with CSCI prefix)
  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I & ENGL 1102 English Composition II; CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking 
  • All MATH courses applied toward graduation, including WBIT 2300 Discrete Math for IT
  • All upper division courses applied toward graduation.