BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science 2010-2011

Information Technology

The BS in Information Technology is a technical degree that instructs students in core competencies in the areas of problem solving and programming, networks and communications systems, databases, internet and web technologies, security, and project management. Students also receive a solid academic foundation in business concepts and technical communication.
Online Learning Options
Many courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL). If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • earn a grade of C- or higher in all Major courses (excluding Liberal Studies courses and Open Electives)
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will be graduated cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will be graduated magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will be graduated summa cum laude
For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.
Course Requirements
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program . Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

The representation of these course requirements on a year-by-year basis is just a suggestion. Students are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course- specific prerequisites.

First Year
IT 130 The Internet and the Web
IT 240 Introduction to Desktop Databases
IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
IT 231 Web Development I
IT 232 Web Development II
IT 330 User Interface Development for Interactive Systems
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I (formerly Eng 103)
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Arts & Literature
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
Second Year
CSC 224 Java for Programmers
OR CSC 309 C++ for Programmers
CSC 383 Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
OR CSC 393 Data Structures in C++
CSC 352 Database Programming
IT 215 Analysis and Design Techniques
IT 223 Data Analysis
MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics I
WRD 204 Technical Writing (formerly Eng 204)
OR WRD 301 Writing in Workplace Contexts (formerly Eng 301)
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
Third Year
CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance (formerly Csc390)
CSC 373 Computer Systems I
OR ECT 365 Web Server Operations
OR TDC 311 Computers in Telecommunications Systems
IS 372 Software Project Management
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
CMNS 212 Small Group Communication
OR CMNS 220 Public Speaking
1 Major Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature
1 Scientific Inquiry
Fourth Year
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting I
or FIN 290 Finance for Non-Business Majors
CSC 394 Software Projects (Capstone)
OR any other CDM capstone course
3 Major Electives
5 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Understanding the Past
Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Major Electives can be chosen from any 300 level CDM courses. At most one of the electives can be chosen from the list below:
IM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
IM 270 User-Centered Web Design
IT 320 Content Management Systems
GPH 211 Perceptual Principles for Digital Environments I
GPH 212 Perceptual Principles for Digital Environments II
GPH 213 Perceptual Principles for Digital Environments III
GPH 250 Digital Modeling I
GPH 259 Design Geometry
GAM 244 Game Development I
GAM 245 Game Development II
ANI 201 Animation I
ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
ANI 231 3D Animation
ANI 240 Animation Production I
Open Electives
Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.