This program is structured to prepare students for immediate and continuing employment in two different areas: Careers in programming and computer or network operations and digital moviemaking, digital sound, and graphics. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology has a unique blend of computer programming and information technology skills.
This program focuses on introducing and mastering parallel programming methodologies. It also blends a solid set of information technology skills with programming that includes computer security, web design, database design, and data center and cluster design and maintenance. Graduates of the program will be able to design, build, maintain, and program for distributed high performance computing and cloud computing environments that meet the global needs of business and scientific communities.
Any student seeking a Bachelor of Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education and 84 credit hours of core courses. Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate. The required courses are listed below.