Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Reach your career goals with a information technology degree

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.

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Information Technology Degree Overview

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.

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Information Technology Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, students must earn 120
semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours.
Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • 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
15 credits
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making B
  • US 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
18 credits
  • 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
9 credits elective courses

Upper Division (60 credits)

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses
  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
12 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
3 credits
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning
12 credits
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management
33 Credits
At least 18 credits must be in upper division information technology courses (CBSC, COMP, MCAP, MISC) which may include one of the concentrations below.

Information Technology Requirements & Outcomes

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.
  • 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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Information Technology Jobs & Opportunities

Information on technology jobs have been one of the fastest growing career category for decades.  Below are U.S. Department of Labor links for several of types of information technology careers.

Computer and Information Systems Manager

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Computer Systems Analyst

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Database Administrators

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Network and Computer System Administrators

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Management Analysts

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Technical Writers

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Information Technology Concentrations

Cybersecurity Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 305 Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security
  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security
  • 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

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS 201 Principles of Geography and Digital Cartography
  • DACS 210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • GIS 300 Principles of Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS 302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS 350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS 450 Advanced Geospatial Business Intelligence

Government Contract Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DFARS)
  • 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 Concentration Courses

  • 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 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 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • 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 in Information Technology Frequently Asked Questions

Information Technology is one of our undergraduate programs. Through this program, you will develop critical thinking and communication abilities and network and systems administration, infrastructure management, information security, database administration, and IT project management skills.

Depending on whether you will choose to study on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in Information Technology will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

If you are to obtain an IT degree at UOTP,  you will be prepared for jobs like IT specialist, security engineer, network engineer, project manager, virtualization engineer, database administrator, Windows administrator, or Linux administrator.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online IT program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Information Technology. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.