BS in Computer Information Technology

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Do you have a passion for technology? Are you looking for a career that will allow you to use technology to create solutions for real problems that affect real people? If so, then you will want to consider making the decision to earn your online degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) from BYU-Idaho!

CIT includes the design, development and management of systems within an organization. There is high demand for BYU-Idaho CIT graduates all over the world in all segments of the economy. Organizations large and small need talented, tech-savvy individuals to manage systems, find new and exciting solutions to challenges and lead their teams forward in the ever-evolving world of technology.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS DEGREE ARE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Information Technology Management
  • Network Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • Computer Systems Administrators
  • Database Administrators
  • Webmasters
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Software Engineers and Developers
  • Computer and Information Systems Project Management

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at onlineadvising@byui.edu

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE CIT CORE COURSES:
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 225 Database Design and Development 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
CIT 240 Networking 3
CIT 241 Networking Design I 3
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming I 3
CIT 262 System Analysis and Design 3
CIT 270 Systems Security I 3
CIT 325 Database Administration 3
CIT 352 Operating Systems I 3
CIT 353 Operating Systems II 3
CIT 360 Object Oriented Programming II 3
CIT 380 Project Management 3
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2
TAKE 2 CIT ELECTIVE COURSES:
CIT 261 Mobile Application Development 3
CIT 336 Web Back End Development 3
CIT 381 Business Intelligence and Analytics 3
TAKE 1 COURSE:
CIT 490 Senior Project 3
CIT 498 Internship 3
TAKE THIS COURSE:
CIT 495 Senior Practicum 1

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The BS in Computer Information Technology degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 51 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 29 additional elective credits to reach a total of 120 credits. Minors or concentrations in the Business Department are also available. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.