Bachelors of Science in Information Technology

About the Program

We empower individuals to become passionate, solution‐minded Information Technology professionals by fostering: continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real‐world experience. Our Bachelor of Science (BS) of Information Technology is a great fit if you are passionate about using computer technology to provide solutions to issues facing individuals, societies, and organizations. Distinct from computer engineering, computer science, and management information systems, our BSIT program focuses on meeting the needs of users within organizational and societal contexts through the selection, creation, application, integration, and administration of computing technologies. Recent graduates hold positions that range from software developer, programmer, and web developer.

The IT + Accelerated programs are elite programs that allow students to get a master's degree along with the BSIT degree. Please contact Lauren Kirgis or 513-558-4184 with questions about the IT + Accelerated programs.

Accreditation

Accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Graduates of the IT program will be prepared to gain employment as an IT professional.
  • Graduates of the IT program will function effectively as individuals and team members in the workplace, growing into highly technical or project management and leadership roles.
  • Graduates of the IT program will pursue life-long learning, and obtain the tools to successfully identify and adapt to ever changing technologies.
  • Graduates of the IT program, if they are inclined, will be able to continue their formal education and be accepted to relevant graduate degree programs and succeed in these studies.
  1. The student demonstrates an understanding of security implications and integrates this knowledge into their application of software development and networking/systems.
  2. The student utilizes modern coding standards and industry best practices to develop software solutions for problems facing users and organizations.
  3. The student designs proper network configuration, demonstrates an understanding of network protocols/services and is able to perform network troubleshooting.
  4. The student implements, integrates, and manages databases for common workplace needs.
  5. The student installs and maintains client and server operating systems and their associated network services, users, and file systems.
  6. The student identifies users' needs, analyzes tasks, and identifies user profiles to build an interactive software application interface using iterative design methodology based on the user centered development practices.
  7. The student implements and applies project management principles.
  8. The student communicates effectively with peers and stakeholders in oral and written modes.
  9. The student demonstrates collaborative problem-solving and teaming skills.
  10. The student demonstrates an understanding of professionalism and the importance of ethics in the workplace.
BSIT Student Headcount
  11A 12FS 13FS 14FS 15FS 16FS
Female 19 32 37 47 47 46
Male 229 263 308 348 392 482
Total 248 295 345 395 439 528
BSIT Graduation Summary by Academic Year
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
47 53 59 51 79

Looking Forward

The online delivery of this program will include concentrations in Software Application Development, Networking, Cybersecurity and Game Development and Simulation.  In order to ensure a quality educational experience, the curriculum is being implemented as students enter the program.  The schedule of implementation is listed below.

 If you have previous college credit, please make arrangements to speak with an Information Technology Academic Advisor prior to applying to the program.  We want to ensure that these credits are directly applicable to your chosen degree program and that Information Technology courses are available.  Please note that by academic year 2020-2021, all Information Technology courses will be available online, but we still suggest a meeting with an Academic Advisor.

Schedule of Implementation of the BSIT online program: What is available online?
Academic Year Networking, Software Application Development & Cybersecurity concentrations Game Development and Simulation
18-19

First year through Junior year

First year through Sophomore Year

19-20 The entire curriculum will be available.  First year through Senior Year
First year through Junior year
20-21 The entire curriculum will be available.  First year through Senior year
The entire curriculum will be available.  First year through Senior year

Curriculum