Major in SIS - Program Requirements (Information Technology track)

The following requirements apply to students changing to this track beginning in Spring 2007 or enrolling in this department for the first time in Fall 2007. Students who were enrolled prior to Spring 2007 may complete the requirements in effect when they were originally admitted but have the option to complete the requirements listed below instead. More information on the Information Technology track is available here (opens in a new window).

The B.A. degree (IT track) requires 120 credit hours: 45-48 hours of major-specific courses, 21 hours of English and communications courses, 21 hours of student-selected concentration courses, and 30-33 hours of general education requirements, liberal studies, and free electives. Complete course descriptions are available in the University Catalog.

The required major courses are:

  • ITIS 1203 Survey of Computing
  • ITIS 1210 Introduction to Web-Based Information Systems
  • ITCS 1214 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • ITCS 1215 Introduction to Computer Science II
  • ITIS 2300 Web-Based Application Development
  • ITIS 3100 Introduction to IT Infrastructure Design
  • ITIS 3130 Human-Computer Interaction
  • ITCS 3160 Data Base Design and Implementation
  • ITIS 3200 Introduction to Information Security and Privacy
  • ITIS 3300 Software Requirements and Project Management
  • ITIS 3320 Introduction to Software Testing and Assurance
  • ITCS 3688 Computers and Their Impact on Society
  • INFO 3211 Technical Support

Choice of:

  • ITCS 3166 Introduction to Computer Networks OR
  • ITIS 4166 Network-Based Application Development
  • One ITIS/ITCS upper division (i.e., 3000- or 4000-level) elective

Demonstration of competency in standard office applications by either:

  • Completion of ITCS 1101 OR
  • Appropriate score on a department-administered placement exam.

Students must complete one of MATH 1100, MATH 1102, or MATH 1103 as well as STAT 1220.

The student-selected concentration encompasses 21 semester hours of courses that may be fulfilled by either:

Completing the requirements for a minor chosen by the student (even if doing so requires more than 21 hours). If the minor can be completed in less than 21 hours, the remaining hours become free electives.
Completing a series of courses in a major that does not offer a minor. These courses must form a coherent area of study related to developing information systems applications. The courses selected must include a minimum of 9 hours of upper division (i.e., 3000- or 4000-level) courses.
Selected in consultation with and approved by their advisor, these concentration courses provide students with the freedom to tailor their undergraduate education to more closely meet their personal goals and help them prepare for specific careers that fulfill their individual interests. In completing this requirement, students must comply with prerequisites and other applicable academic regulations for courses offered by any department, even if doing so requires exceeding the 120 hour minimum necessary for graduation.

For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies ( or call 704‑687‑8441) or the Department office at 704‑687‑8658.