BS in Computer Information Science/MS in Information Technology and Management

The BS in Computer Information Science/MS in Information Technology and Management accelerated degree program is a 150-hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree designed to prepare students to be successful servant leaders in the data-driven marketplace. This degree provides students a solid foundation in Computer Information Sciences coupled with advanced courses in Business Management and Technology. Students can also choose electives and concentrations based on their area of interest. This enables them to explore how the interaction between technology and management provides strong solutions.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (BS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

and

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foundations for Excellence

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

11

11 hours from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

53

Computer Information Science Major

32

COSC 1302 - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
COSC 1405 - Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408 - Foundations of Computer Science II
COSC 2306 - Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms
COSC 2403 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 3305 - Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 3306 - Networks and Telecommunication
COSC 4402 - Software Engineering (S-L)
PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II

Additional credit hours in selected concentration:

12 

Business
12 credit hours of upper-level business courses plus appropriate requisites

Computer Security

12 credit hours from:

COSC 3408 - Computer Security I

COSC 4401 - Operating Systems

COSC 4408 - Computer Security II

Education
12 credit hours in education courses as specified by the College of Education.

Internet Computing

12 credit hours from:

COSC 3410 - Website Development and Programming

COSC 4403 - Mobile Cloud Computing

COSC 4409 - Big Data Technologies

Mathematics
12 credit hours of upper-level mathematics courses including:

MATH 3301 - Elementary Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 3307 - Introduction to Numerical Methods

MATH 4302 - Abstract Algebra I (S-L)

plus appropriate requisites.

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis
MSITM 6350 - Cloud Computing 

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

14

3

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (MS)

Core Courses

6

MISM 6320 - Systems Analysis and Project Management 
Choose one from the following:
MSITM 6340 - Object Oriented Programming (JAVA)
MSITM 6341 - Python*
MSITM 6343 - Programming Approaches to Data Management

Choose one from the following:
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6330 - Leadership Development

3

Choose three graduate-level courses (9 hours) from Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, or Marketing:

9

Accounting
Choose any three ACCT courses (9 hours)

Entrepreneurship
Choose any three ENTR courses (9 hours)

Finance
Choose any three FINA courses (9 hours)

General Management
Choose any three of the following courses (9 hours)
ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting
ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite ACCT 5311 Survey of Accounting)
ENTR 6301 - New Business Creation
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite FINA 51.521 Foundations of Finance)
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers (Requisite MANA 3305 or MANA 6303 Research & Statistics)
MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics
MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development (Requisite MANA 51.521 Management Theory)
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies
MSITM 6307 - Humanics: Design Thinking
MSITM 6320 - Humanics: Agile Project Management
MSITM 6330 - Digital Ethics

Human Resources
Choose any three of the following courses (9 hours).
MANA 6301 - Employment Law (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)
MANA 6305 - Talent Acquisition and Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)
MANA 6340 - Workforce Analytics (Requisite: MANA 51.521 and MANA 6350)
MANA 6343 - Total Rewards (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)
MANA 6350 - Creative Decisions

Marketing
Choose any three MRKT courses (9 hours).

Concentrations (12 hours)

12

Business Intelligence and Analytics
MSITM 6301 - Business Data Warehousing
MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Choose two from the following:
BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship
MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization
MSITM 6304 - Capstone Project
MSITM 6305 - IoT and Big Data
MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

FinTech 
Choose four from the following:
BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship
MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite MSITM 6340/6341)
MSITM 6309 - FinTech : Latest Trends and Digital Strategies
MSITM 6310 - FinTech: Capstone (Requisite FINA 6301, MSITM 6323, MSITM 6306 )
MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

Information Security for Managers 
Choose four from the following:
BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship
MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management
MSITM 6312 - Information Security Policy and Governance
MSITM 6313 - Information Security Program Management and Development
MSITM 6314 - Information Security Risk Management

Information Technology Management 
Courses from all concentrations. Choose four from the following:
BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship
MSITM 6301 - Business Data Warehousing
MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining
MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization
MSITM 6304 - Capstone Project
MSITM 6305 - IoT and Big Data
MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
MSITM 6308 - DevOps
MSITM 6309 - FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies
MSITM 6310 - FinTech Capstone (Requisite: FINA 6301)
MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management
MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy and Governance
MSITM 6313 - Information Security  Privacy, Program Management, and Development
MSITM 6314 - Information Security  Privacy, Risk Management
MSITM 6320 - Agile Project Management
MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy
MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting
MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

Technology Strategy and Consulting  
Choose four from the following:
BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship
MSITM 6308 - DevOps
MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy               
MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting
MSITM 6323 - Blockchain
Recommended Certifications: CAPM, CSM, PMP

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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