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The BS in Information Technology focuses on preparing graduates who are able to configure software to meet the needs of organizations. Students acquire skills related to the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. This degree prepares you to become skilled in problem solving and programming, networks and communications systems, databases, Internet and Web technologies, security and project management, and have a strong grasp of business concepts and technical communications.

The BS in Information Technology online has two concentrations:

  • Standard
  • Web Development

The BS in Information Technology can be completed online by transfer students if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 45 quarter/30 semester hours of transfer credit
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Be in good standing at the last school they attended

Note - The lab science requirement and the pre-calculus prerequisite for the Data Analysis (IT 223) requirement are not available online at DePaul and will need to be completed on campus or transferred in from another institution.

For more information on this option and a sample schedule please see www.cdm.depaul.edu.

Program Requirements Quarter Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements 80
Major Requirements 28
Concentration Requirements 84
Total hours required 192

Learning Outcomes

​Students will be able to:

  • Design an application using principles of user-centered design.
  • Construct a web application using best practices.
  • Write computer programs that interact with software systems such as file systems, databases, web servers, and browsers.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and management of a software development project or activity.
  • Communicate orally and in written form, their recommendations to instructors, clients, and other students.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog. Select the appropriate college or school, followed by Undergraduate Academics and scroll down.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year ProgramHours
Chicago Quarter  
LSP 110
DISCOVER CHICAGO
or EXPLORE CHICAGO
4
Focal Point  
LSP 112 FOCAL POINT SEMINAR 4
Writing  
WRD 103 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I 1 4
WRD 104 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II 1 4
Quantitative Reasoning  
Not Required  
Sophomore Year
Multiculturalism in the US  
LSP 200 SEMINAR ON MULTICULTURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES 4
Junior Year
Experiential Learning  
Required 2 4
Senior Year
Capstone  
Required 1, 3 4

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  •  3 Courses Required

Historical Inquiry (HI)

  • 2 Courses Required 

Math and Computing (MC)

  • Not Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 2 Courses Required (See note below)

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required (See note below)

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • ​1 Lab Course Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)

  • 3 Courses Required

Notes 

Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208 (PI), PHL 248/MGT 248 (PI) or REL 228/MGT 228 (RD).

Specified required courses within Liberal Studies may have grade minimums (e.g. C- or better). Please consult your advisor or your college and major requirements.​​

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements. If students double major, LSP Domain courses may double count for both LSP credit and the second major. Students who choose to take an experiential learning course offered by the major may count it either as a general elective or the Experiential Learning requirement.

In meeting learning domain requirements, no more than one course that is outside the student’s major and is cross-listed with a course within the student’s major, can be applied to count for LSP domain credit. This policy does not apply to those who are pursuing a double major or earning BFA or BM degrees.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
IT 211INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROGRAMMING4
IT 212APPLIED OO PROGRAMMING4
IT 223DATA ANALYSIS4
IT 240INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES4
IT 263APPLIED NETWORKS AND SECURITY4
IT 313ADVANCED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT4
UXD 210INTRODUCTION TO USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (FORMERLY ISM 210)4

Concentration Requirements

Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Standard or Web Development.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Concentration Requirements

Concentrations, tracks and specializations provide focus to the major. In addition to any college core requirements, liberal studies requirements and major requirements, students are required to choose one of the following: