Information Technology, B.S.I.T, Concentration in Data Science

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Calculus I
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
COMM   1110Public Speaking 3
Select 3 additional credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum3
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
Select 8 additional credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum8
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
IT   1130Introduction to Information Technology3
IT   1430Web Page Development3
IT   2333IT Infrastructure3
IT   2430Data Programming I3
MATH   2130Discrete Mathematics3
WRIT   2130Technical Communication3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements Beyond Area A1-F
BUSA   3132Applied Statistics and Optimization3
MGNT   3430Operations Management3
STAT   2232Introduction to Statistics II3
Major Requirements
CISM   3134Data Communications3
CISM   4237Business Intelligence3
CISM   4239Advanced Business Analytics with SAP HANA3
IT   2431Data Programming II3
IT   3230Data Visualization3
IT   3233Database Design and Implementation3
IT   3234Systems Acquisition Integration and Implementation3
IT   3432Advanced Analytics Programming3
IT   4130IT Issues and Management3
IT   4136Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining3
IT   4137Data Science and Big Data Analytics Capstone Project3
IT   4790Internship in Information Technology3
IT   5135Data Analytics3
Carryover credit from Area A2
No more than 3 hours of electives in IT, CSCI, and CISM courses
Total Credit Hours126

Other Program Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements.


College of Information Technology
Office of Student Services, Room 1208
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
Telephone: (912) 478-4877