Information Technology, BS

This information technology degree is designed to provide the flexibility to integrate specialized technology and skills into a customized information technology program. It is intended for individuals with degrees, diplomas, certificates or certifications in specialty areas, such as programming, networks, database, or other related areas. A minimum of 27 credit hours in one specialty area is required to complete this program. This degree prepares the graduate for advancement in management or technical areas associated with their specialty field. Two options are available under this program: (1) transfer of credit from the source of the specialty training, or (2) creation of a specialty area using approved National American University courses.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Specialties

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology also offers specialties in Networking; Web Development; and Information and Network Security. A specialty is a grouping of electives that focus on particular interests and career paths.

Specialty in Networking

  • CI3679 Windows Operating System and Server Administration Fundamentals
  • CI4121 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server
  • CI4131 Networking with Windows Server
  • CI4141 Identity with Windows Server
  • CI4291 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices I
  • CI4292 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices II

Specialty in Web Development

  • CI3091 Database Design & Management
  • CI3315 Web Design & Programming
  • CI3380 Client Side-scripting and Open Communication
  • CI4035 Server-Side Applications with PHP and MySQL
  • CI4040 Designing User Interfaces & Multimedia
  • CI4085 Responsive Web Development

Specialty in Information and Network Security (Students choose three courses from the list below; the course in bold type – SEC360 – is required.)

  • SEC360 Information Security
  • CI3710 Internet Security
  • CI3715 Cybercrime and Information Systems
  • CI3725 Network Security
  • CI3730 Computer Forensics

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Support the data management needs of business through the design, implementation and maintenance of relational databases.
  • Collaborate with constituents to establish the information technology needs of a business and plan an appropriate solution and procurement strategy.
  • Demonstrate the use of project management techniques within an appropriate system analysis and design life cycle framework to develop an information system.
  • Solve a variety of business problems through the application of structured program analysis and design concepts.
  • Apply ethical decision-making models in the information technology environment.

Information Technology: Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

180 Credits

Information Technology Major Core (60)

CI1320Computer Concepts

4.5

CI1420Principles of Programming

4.5

CI2011Introduction to Database

4.5

CI2211Internetworking Fundamentals

4.5

CI2440Introduction to Computer Security

4.5

CI3010Linux

4.5

CI3070Human-Computer Interaction - User-Centered Design

4.5

CI3140Systems Architecture

4.5

CI3155Computer Ethics

4.5

CI3310Website and Web Application Design

4.5

CI4220Project Management

4.5

CI4221Systems Analysis and Design

4.5

CI4223Integrative Systems Project

6

CI4223: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU.

Support Core (4.5)

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

Specialty Information Technology Core (40.5)

(Maximum 40.5/Minimum 27 credits in the specialty area.)

If the maximum 40.5 credits are not met in the specialty core, the difference must be made up by choosing open electives. Specialty core includes IT, computer science, programming, networks, CAD, and database programs.

Students must have at least three specialty courses that are different from any other BS IT emphasis program in which they are enrolled.

Specialty IT Courses or Open Electives (27)

Specialty Courses or Open Electives (13.5)

Open Electives (18)

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

General Education Core (57)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Science

SCScience Elective

4.5

Humanities

HU2000Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

General Education

General Education Elective

13.5

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communications

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

General Education

CS2080Career Management

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Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall in the Information Technology Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

A maximum of 13.5 credits may be earned through internship.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)