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Bachelor of Science Information Technology (BSIT)

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program offered by Westcliff University is an interdisciplinary program taught from a holistic perspective, with an emphasis on information technology. The program is designed to provide pathways for students who want to pursue careers in the growing field of Information Technology. The students pursuing this program will gain the necessary skills to solve challenges through data analysis and the use of Information Technology.

Mission Statement

The BSIT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology) program offered by Westcliff University is an interdisciplinary program that offers pathways for students who want to pursue careers in the growing field of Information Technology. The program focuses on addressing business challenges and creating new opportunities with technology. The students pursuing this program will gain the necessary skills to solve business challenges through data analysis using Information Technology. The objective of Westcliff University’s BSIT program is to produce graduates who can utilize Information Technology to carry out data analysis and solve business problems.

BSIT Program Learning Outcomes

BSIT Program Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is to teach students core foundational aspects of information technology that will prepare graduates to be successful in a variety of information technology-related professions. The program empowers graduates with the technical acumen required to solve business problems through the use of information technology. Students also learn how to innovate by exploring new and emerging technologies.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology encourages students to achieve the following educational outcomes:

1
Evaluate current and emerging technologies.
2
Identify and gather user requirements to design user-friendly interfaces.
3
Apply, configure, and manage IT technologies
4
Utilize data to help business gain insights to help them make better decisions.
5
Access IT impact on individuals, organization, and the environment.
6
Apply IT concepts and strategies to solve real world problem.
7
Conduct research in the field of information technology and related fields.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    The minimum academic requirements to apply to the Bachelor of Information Technology Degree Program are:

    Regular Non-Degree Applicants – An applicant who has a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) can apply for entrance into the BSIT program.

    Transfer Applicants (90 credits maximum) – Applicants who have earned credit hours from a regionally or nationally accredited institution may transfer up to (30) semester credits towards general education and 30 credits of business core, and up to thirty (30) semester credits towards IT core courses and/or IT electives. Transfer credit does not apply to the BSIT Capstone Project course.

Course Listings

  • Program Courses

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Core Courses

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    BSIT 315

    Information Technology Essentials*

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 320

    Introduction to Statistical Analysis

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 325

    Applied Statistics for Optimization

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 330

    Discrete Mathematics

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 335

    Web Page Design and Development

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 340

    Data Programming Concepts

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 345

    Data Programming Languages

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 350

    Database Design & Management Systems*

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 355

    Technical Writing and Communication

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 360

    Introduction to Data Communication Networks

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 365

    Computer Networking Concepts, Administration & Security*

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 370

    Business Intelligence Tools & Technologies

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 375

    Knowledge Discovery and Data Science

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 380

    Big Data Analytics

    3 credit hours

    BSIT 385

    Data Visualization

    3 credit hours

  • Elective Courses

    Choose 4 courses from the 10

    BSIT 327 Computer Hardware Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 328 System Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 329 Artificial Intelligence (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 332 Software Quality Assurance (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 333 Mobile Computing and Programming (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 341 Calculus I (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 342 Linear Algebra for Data Science (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 343 Advanced Programming using Python/Java (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 344 Advanced Web Programming and App. Development (3 credit hours)
    BSIT 348 Cloud Computing (3 credit hours)

    Total BSIT Electives Courses 12 credit hours

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