Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Become a part of an in-demand, growing field with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Point Park University. This degree will prepare you for a career in various areas of the information technology industry, including systems analysis, software development and more. Courses include programming, data mining and software development. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and tools needed to enter an entry-level job in an IT department, software company or data analytics firm.

With the convenience and flexibility offered by online learning, you will be able to balance your work and personal responsibilities while pursuing a degree. The online classroom offers you the ability to learn and study where or when you want, with instruction from professors with real-world experience. This makes our program ideal for working professionals in need of a schedule built around their needs.

Discover how Point Park’s information technology program can prepare you for a bright career. Complete the Request My Info Packet form today to learn more.

Course Offerings

This degree requires a total of 120 credit hours to complete. Tuition is $400 per credit hour. Completion time depends on the amount of the approved transfer credits applied to the degree. Students do have the option to take the courses at their own pace.

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)
    • Become a Storyteller
    • 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)

After Graduation

With a degree in information technology, you will tap into a growing field in high demand. Graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Izea iPhone Applications
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Innovations Tech
  • K & L Gates
  • Amerinet
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • EDMC
  • Bank of America
  • AAA & W Corporation

Admission Requirements

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.

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