Information Technology- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

For information, contact the CIT Department Office on the Hamilton campus at 301 Mosler Hall, 513-785-3132, or on the Middletown campus at 111 Levey Hall, 513-727-3380.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a major in Information Technology (BSIT) is a broad program of study that prepares students to support the computing infrastructures and needs of individuals and organizations across a variety of domains.  Information Technology professionals apply their skills and knowledge to provide technological solutions for those using systems to produce, store, retrieve, analyze and send information.  The BSIT program provides a broad foundation of knowledge in IT problem solving, web applications, ethics, databases, human computer interaction, and either networking or software development.   Following completion of foundation courses, students select an area of specialization of their choice.  The program culminates with a two-course capstone sequence where students will design and complete a significant IT project in their area of specialization.

Students must complete the following requirements before declaring an IT major:  MTH 125 with a C- or higher,  CIT 154 or equivalent,  CIT 157 and CIT 158. Credit earned for these courses will be applied to the major requirements. Students may enroll as a Pre-IT major until these requirements are met.

Program Requirements

(128 semester hours)

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 required for all major courses for graduation.

Foundation Requirements
Select the following:
CIT 154Personal Computer Concepts and Applications3
CIT 157Foundations of Information Technology I3
CIT 158Foundations of Information Technology II3
CIT 173Multimedia Fundamentals3
CIT 214Database Design and Development3
CIT 268Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction3
CIT 273Web Application Development3
CIT 276Systems Analysis and Design3
or CSE 201 Introduction to Software Engineering
CIT 348Information Management and Retrieval3
CIT 357Current Practices in Information Technology3
CIT 358Information Technology Assurance and Security3
ENG 112Composition and Literature3
or ENG 215 Workplace Writing
ENT 316Project Management3
MTH 125Precalculus5
STA 261Statistics3-4
or STA 301 Applied Statistics
or ISA 205 Business Statistics
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
Foundation Concentration
Select one group:9
Group A
Enterprise Network Infrastructure
Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration
Designing and Deploying Secure Enterprise Networks
Group B
Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC
Contemporary Programming Languages
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Object-Oriented Programming
Technical Electives
Select 6 hours of the following: 16
Contemporary Programming Languages
Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC
Special Topics in Computer and Information Technology
Enterprise Network Infrastructure
Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration
Designing and Deploying Secure Enterprise Networks
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Programming Languages
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Communication and Networks
Global Miami Plan Requirements
Select the following:
Global Miami Plan English Composition (MPF I)
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Global Miami Plan Fine Arts (MPF IIA) Elective3
Global Miami Plan Humanities (MPF IIB) Elective3
Global Miami Plan Social Science (MPF IIC)
CIT/CSE 262Technology, Ethics, and Global Society3
Global Miami Plan Global Perspectives (MPF III) Elective 23
Global Miami Plan Global Perspectives (MPF III)
CIT 448Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology3
Global Miami Plan Biological Science (MPF IVA) Elective3-4
Global Miami Plan Physical Science (MPF IVB) Elective3-4
Global Miami Plan Math, Formal Reasoning, Technology (MPF V)
CSE 163Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming3
Global Miami Plan Intercultural Perspectives Elective3
Global Miami Plan Experiential Learning 3
Global Miami Plan Advanced Writing
ENG 313Technical Writing3
Global Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Elective9
Global Miami Plan Capstone
CIT 457IT Project Lifecycle I: Requirements and Design3
CIT 458IT Project Lifecycle II: Implementation and Deployment4
Select 11-14 hours of free electives to complete 128 hours11-14
Total Credit Hours128

 May not select courses used to meet other requirements.


 Or complete the Study Abroad option.


Carries no specific credit hour minimum and can be fulfilled by coursework, service learning, independent study, internships, student teaching, performance or portfolio projects.