Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree Program Overview

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions in information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization’s technical resources. These resources include logical, physical, human and financial resources. Subject areas covered include cyber security, computer forensics, networks and operating systems, project management, and management of information technology.

B.S. in Information Technology Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are able to:

  • Design a computer-based network, system, process, component, or program to meet defined needs.
  • Develop information systems solutions to meet the needs of employers and communities in a global society.
  • Apply data modeling in the development, deployment, and evaluation of information technology processes.
  • Develop an N-tier application environment using industry best practices.

What You Will Learn

The information technology degree provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization’s technical resources. These resources include logical, physical, human and financial resources. Subject areas covered include cyber security, computer forensics, networks and operating systems, project management and management of information technology.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

Management Courses

  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management

Computing Courses

  • CBSC 235 Foundations of Cyber Security
  • COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • COMP 226 Introduction to Database
  • COMP 235 Introduction to Programming and Logic
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
  • COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology

General Education Requirements

  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • 96 MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability

Information Technology Courses

  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MCIS 341 Systems analysis and design
  • MICS 455 Computer networking and telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

Business & TAP Related Courses

  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning
  • MGMT 436 TAP for Strategic Management and Planning
  • MCAP 352 TAP for Management Support Systems
  • MICS 342 TAP for Systems analysis and design
  • MICS 456 TAP for Computer networking and telecommunications
  • MICS 462 TAP for Database Management
  • MICS 480 Capstone Project for Information Technology

Available Concentrations

Cybersecurity Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 305 Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security
  • CBSC 495 Network Security Design 71
  • COMP 315 Security Administration I
  • COMP 316 Security Administration II

Digital Forensics Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 301 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CBSC 305 Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security
  • CBSC 310 Computer Security
  • CBSC 325 Computer Forensic Tools
  • CBSC 405 Security Policies and Procedures
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures I

Government Contact Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  •  MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management

International Business

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Management Concentration

Management Concentration Courses

  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management

Network Systems Administration Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 495 Network Security Design
  • COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems
  • MICS 360 Wireless Networking
  • MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services
  • MICS 468 Windows Server – Infrastructure, Design and Configuration
  • MICS 476 Windows Server - Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Career Opportunities

“Employment and output in computer systems design and related services are projected to grow rapidly over the next decade, outpacing similar professional, scientific, and technical industries and the economy as a whole. Between 2010 and 2020, output in computer systems design and related services is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6.1 percent, compared with 3.6 percent for the broad industry category—professional, scientific, and technical services—and 2.9 percent for all industries.”

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

IT Career Information
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Business Careers:

  • Adjustment Associate
  • Administrative Associate
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS -Systems Associate
  • Asia Business Associate
  • Associate Business Analyst-Search (060-036)
  • Associate Director Meeting Services
  • Associate Director of Business Operations
  • Associate Director of Development
  • Associate Director of Transition Team
  • Associate Director, Central Research Operations
  • Associate Director, Database/Business Administration
  • Associate Director, Opportunity Management
  • Associate Director, Sales
  • Associate Director, Sales & Business Development, Solutions (11744)
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Associate Product Manager-Operations
  • Associate Project Manager
  • Associate, Operational Risk
  • Management
  • Branch Manager-International Logistics
  • Business Analyst: Mail/Print/Document Management Process
  • Business Application Analyst Associate
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Management
  • Business Management Analyst, Senior
  • Business Operations Associate
  • Central Control Group Associate
  • Client Service Associate
  • Configuration Management Associate
  • Consulting Senior Associate Transaction Services
  • Deal Management Associate
  • Director of Business Development/Business Development Manager
  • Director of Manufacturing CMC
  • Entry Level Business Management Role in the Education Industry
  • Entry-Level Retail Management Positions for College Graduates
  • General, Senior, Assistant Superintendent, Project Management and
  • Estimating Positions!
  • Inbound CSR Consultants
  • International Administrator
  • International Business Capture Liaison Manager
  • International Business Development Representative
  • International Customs Entry Agent
  • International Logistics Dedicated Customer Professional
  • International Medical Claims Representative
  • International Relocation Manager
  • Knowledge Management/Intranet Support Associate – Arlington, VA
  • Management Associate
  • Management Trainee
  • Manager of Neurology & Developmental Medicine
  • Manager, Business Analyst (Project Management)
  • Manager, International Benefits
  • Maritime Business Management Analyst
  • Marketing Associate
  • Marketing, Management, Public Relations: Entry-Level Positions
  • New Business Planning (Healthcare), Associate Director
  • Product Manager/Associate Director of Marketing
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Restaurant General Manager / Management Positions
  • Retail Management Associate Training Program
  • Retail Store Management
  • Sales & Marketing Trainee
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Development Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Associate – Business Analyst
  • Senior Associate – Evidence and Electronic Discovery Management
  • Senior Associate Research Recruiter
  • Senior Associate, Advisory
  • Senior Associate, Operational Risk Management
  • Senior Associate, Program Management
  • Senior Valuation Associate
  • Service Associate
  • Sr. Project Management/Business Analyst
  • Sr. Project Management/Business Analyst – 1183
  • Store Management Positions in NOVA and Maryland.
  • Technical Support Senior Associate
  • TS/SCI Cleared Business Analysts & Management Consultants
  • Web Site Management Support Associate

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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