BS in Information Technology Online

Bachelor of Science 2012-2013

Information Technology

The BS in Information Technology focuses on preparing graduates who are concerned with issues related to advocating for users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. This degree prepares you to become skilled in problem solving and programming, networks and communications systems, databases, Internet and Web technologies, security and project management, and have a strong grasp of business concepts and technical communications.
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 WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • 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 CSC 208 as one of the two requirements in the Philosophical Inquiry learning domain.

Students must complete CSC 223 as one of the three requirements in the Self, Society and the Modern World learning domain.

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 Introductory Computing for the Web IT 130 Self-Test
IT 231 Web Development I
IT 211 Introduction to Applied Programming
IT 240 Introduction to Databases IT 240 Self-Test
IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Arts & Literature
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
Second Year
IT 232 Web Development II
IT 212 Applied OO Programming
IT 313 Advanced Application Development
IS 215 Analysis and Design Techniques
ISM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
IT 278 Community-Based Technology Projects
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
2 Understanding the Past
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
Third Year
IT 223 Data Analysis
CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance
IT 373 System Concepts
IS 280 Communication for the Global IT Professional
IT 320 Content Management Systems
1 Major Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
CSC 223 The Impact of Computing Technology On Our Lives
CSC 208 Ethics in Technology
2 Arts & Literature
1 Scientific Inquiry
1 Religious Dimensions
Fourth Year
IS 372 Software Project Management
IT 330 User Interface Development for Interactive Systems
CSC 378 Software Projects for Community Clients (Capstone)*
CSC 399 Independent Study *
4 Major Electives
5 Open Electives
*CSC 378 is the first of a two course sequence (8 credit hours). It counts for both the capstone and the Junior Year Experiential Learning requirements. The second course in the sequence is a special section of CSC 399. Both courses must be completed to receive any credit.
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.

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.