Program Overview

The information technology field remains a robust and lucrative one. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations in the field are expected to grow 12 percent by 2024, faster than the national average. Point Park University offers the opportunity to take advantage of this rapidly expanding field with our online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree.

Curriculum Overview

Covering relevant topics like web development, big data and digital security, this diverse curriculum offers students key skills needed for career preparedness. Each course is developed for professionals by professionals, with our highly experienced instructors offering expertise from their own unique experiences. And with our supportive online community on your side, you’ll have access to our dedicated support staff from application to graduation.

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  • Next Start Date:January 8, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$412
Thematic Core Courses (42 credits)
  • COMM 101 Oral Communications and Presentation
  • ENGL 101 College Composition
  • UNIV 101 City-University Life
  • Explore the World – Choice 1
  • Explore the World – Choice 2
  • Investigative Science
  • Investigative Mathematics (MATH 180 College Algebra)
  • Interpret Creative Works
  • Understand People – Choice 1 (PSYC 150 Psych Foundations)
  • Understand People – Choice 2
  • Succeed in Business
  • Appreciate and Apply the Arts
  • Discover Technology
  • Capstone

*Math course level dependent on results of placement exam.
**One Writing Intensive course in addition to ENGL 101 is required for graduation.

Departmental Major Requirements (60 credits)
  • MATH 175 Elementary Statistics
  • ACCT 101 Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 Introductory Accounting II
  • BMGT 101 Introduction to Business
  • BMGT 201 Business Law I
  • BMGT 202 Business Law II
  • BMGT 205 Principles of Marketing
  • BMGT 208 Principles of Management
  • BMGT 221 Bus. Comm. And Research
  • BMGT 300 Corporate Finance
  • BMGT 310 Management Science
  • BMGT 417 Strategic Planning
  • CMPS 160 Databases
  • CMPS 161 Networking and Security
  • CMPS 162 Introduction to Programming
  • CMPS 163 Business Analytics
  • CMPS 260 Data Structures
  • CMPS 261 Server Management
  • CMPS 262 Advanced Programming
  • CMPS 480 Senior Project
Departmental Elective Requirements (9 credits)

Choose (3) from the following:

  • CMPS 355 Internship in Information Tech I
  • CMPS 356 Internship in Information Tech II
  • CMPS 360 Survey of Programming Languages
  • CMPS 361 Web Application Development
  • CMPS 362 Networking
  • CMPS 363 Digital Security
  • CMPS 364 NoSQL Databases
  • CMPS 460 Mobile Application Development
  • CMPS 461 Big Data Applications
  • CMPS 462 Data Mining
  • CMPS 463 Entrepreneurship for Software Development
  • CMPS 464 Software Develop for E-Commerce
  • Or Special Topics / Independent Study Courses (1 – 6 credits)
General Elective Requirements (9 credits)
  • Electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Information Technology program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a satisfactory transcript from either a high school or postsecondary institution. Transcripts from postsecondary institutions must include a minimum of 12 earned credits or six months of training. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for admission by the program director based on additional information in support of the application.
  2. The University reserves the right to require an interview or supplementary materials for any applicant (degree or non-degree) and to use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

The BLS reports that the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $79,390 in 2014. An information technology degree offers you access to this highly rewarding field through a variety of careers, including:

  • Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Administrator
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