Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Information Technology is designed to provide a broad education so that the student can take advantage of a variety of professional opportunities.

Mission

The mission of the BA in Information Technology is to provide an educational program that is high quality, academically challenging and career-enriching by maintaining a balance between theoretical and experimental aspects of information technology, as well as a balance between software and hardware concepts. The degree further seeks to provide curricula that serve the citizens and industrial organizations in the United States and Texas in general and those in North Texas in particular.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is to be a recognized leader for quality education in the area of information technology. The vision will be achieved by recruiting high caliber faculty and students, and by continuously improving on the curricula and teaching methods. The department aims to establish research and educational collaborations with international institutions of higher education. The department facilitates a collegial atmosphere that is conducive to intellectual and scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students. The department strongly encourages interdisciplinary research.

Degree Requirements

  1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 121 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog, and "Engineering Requirements" as specified in the College of Engineering section of catalog.

  2. Major Requirements: 39 semester hours of computer science and information technology courses, including CSCE 1030, 1035, 1040, 1045, 2050, 2615, 3055, 3535, 3605, 4010, 4355, 4905, and 4925. At least 9 additional hours must be taken in advanced CSCE courses.

  3. Other Course Requirements: 18 hours in a supporting specialization. Sample specialization areas are available in the department and in the curriculum guide available below. Courses must be approved by a departmental advisor.

  4. Other Required Courses:

    1. MATH 1710, Calculus I; MATH 1780, Probability Models; and MATH 2770, Discrete Mathematical Structures

    2. 12 hours of laboratory science from: PHYS 1710/1730; 2220/2240; BIOL 1710/1730, 1720/1740, CHEM 1410/1430

  5. Additions to Engineering Core: MATH 1780 and MATH 2770

  6. Minor: Optional.

  7. Electives: See four-year plan.

  8. Other Requirements: A GPA of at least 2.75 on all advanced computer science courses.

Download Academic Guide for BA in Information Technology (PDF format) (2011 Edition)