2021-2022 Catalog Updates

Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) is the study of systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to enable users to accomplish their personal, organizational, and societal goals. The IT graduate is a collaborative problem solver, skilled practitioner, or applied research investigator who enjoys getting technology to work effectively and meet user needs in a variety of settings. IT graduates work collaboratively to integrate new technologies in the workplace and community and ensure a superior and productive experience for the user and all the organization’s functions. 

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will prepare students to:

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of information technology (General Information Technology Knowledge).

Apply fundamental principles and practices of information technology (Information Technology Principles and Practices).

Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in information technology (Critical and Ethical Thinking).

Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in information technology (Quantitative Literacy).

Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).

Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).

Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Lower – Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Students must meet General Education requirements listed below.  This is typically completed within the 90 required lower division credits. See the General Education Requirements section of this catalog for more detailed information. 

For this program Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning is met through  the course CS 251 Statistical Computing or an equivalent course. 

General Education Requirements

Total Credits

College Composition II (CCII)

5 Credits

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (CM/QSR)

5 Credits

Humanities (HU)

15 Credits

Social Sciences (SS)

15 Credits

Natural Sciences (NS)

15 Credits

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credit)

Students must take this course in the first quarter of enrollment. Students may take another program requirement concurrently.

CS 100STC BS Orientation to Bachelor's Programs

0

Preparatory Course (15 Credits)

These preparatory courses may be applied towards CityU's General Education and Lower Division credit requirements.
CS 132Computer Science I

5

CS 251Statistical Computing (QSR for select programs/NS)

5

IS 201Fundamentals of Computing

5

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302Human Computer Interaction

5

CS 330Network Communications

5

CS 351Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)

5

IS 312Web Design

5

IS 340Operating Systems

5

IS 345Cybersecurity

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

IS 360Database Technologies

5

IS 471Cyber Ethics (SS)

5

Depth of Study: Information Technology (30 Credits)

CS 428System Administration

5

CS 434Cloud Computing

5

IS 440Quality Assurance

5

IS 468Tools and Techniques

5

IS 470IT Service Management

5

IS 472IT Compliance

5

Choice (10 credits)

Information Systems

IS 456Database Systems Management

5

IS 457Enterprise Systems

5

Cybersecurity

CS 481Network Security

5

CS 487Data Security

5

Data Science

CS 476Data Analysis and Presentation

5

CS 479Data Mining and Machine Learning

5

IS 410Programming in Data Analytics *

5

Internship

The internship course is repeatable.

CS 493Technology and Computing Internship *

5

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497Technology and Computing Capstone

5