Bachelor of Science in information technology

 Being a recruiter, I know first-hand how hard it is to find qualified candidates. When I receive a resume that lists Lawrence Tech, I can be confident that the candidate has the tools to confidently enter the work force with technical skill. Lawrence Tech offers such a wide variety of courses and concentrations that it has become a first stop for me when seeking top-notch technical and creative talent.” 

– Brett Nicholson, Recruiter, Vectorform

The need for information technology (IT) professionals and executives continues to grow as companies become ever more globally integrated and dependent upon the reliable and rapid transfer of data. Opportunities in IT are expected to expand well into the next decade - by as much as 36 percent. Technological advancements in hardware and software will continue to increase the competition to hire qualified IT professionals with a combination of technical and managerial expertise.

Summary

BSITAs an information technology specialist, you may design computing solutions that provide companies, nonprofit organizations, and government entities with the information they need to achieve their goals. By employing computer systems to implement and improve the way organizations work, you can combine your knowledge of computing and enterprises to bridge the gap between technical and business specialties.

Obtaining a degree in IT can open doors to many exciting opportunities in a variety of fields. As you develop strong leadership and problem-solving skills as an IT manager, you can easily transition from one industry to another.

Why LTU?


The Lawrence Technological University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology includes course work in database design, systems analysis, technical infrastructure, project management, information systems management, telecommunications, and general business. Class sizes are small, courses meet once a week, and you will explore various information technology topics through Lawrence Tech's online collaboration tools and the Internet. As you approach your senior year, you will select a concentration in systems design, infrastructure, or software applications. This specialization will give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in your course work with current technologies available in the workplace. You will acquire a valuable skill set that can be applied on your first day on the job.

Other Benefits

    • Day, evening, and online courses make it convenient for you as a working professional. In fact, your program can be completed entirely in the evening or online.
    • The core liberal arts curriculum cultivates critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and decision-making skills that benefit you and society. 
    • Interdisciplinary courses provide you opportunities for exposure to architecture, engineering, the sciences, and the humanities.
    • Community college students can transfer up to 75 credits.

Careers 

Graduates with a degree in Information Technology have many career options:

  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Health care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit or retail
  • Product support
  • Technical writing
  • Systems, business, or network analysis
  • Website administration

Curriculum

The Lawrence Tech Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree includes up to 27 credits of focused electives and 15 credits of general electives, allowing you to customize the degree for your desired career path. Talk to your Academic Advisor to find out about the concentrations in BSIT.

BSIT COURSE WORK (122 Credits)

BSIT LTU Courses

Mathematics and Science (18 credit hours)

MCS 1214

Math Analysis 1

MCS 1224

Math Analysis 2

MCS 2113

Statistics 1

 

Natural Science 1*

 

Natural Science 2*

 

Natural Science Lab*

PLEASE NOTE: Options for Natural Science 1, 2: BIO1153, BIO1221, CHM1154, FSC1214, GLG1103, PHY1154, PSC1143


English and Communication (7 credit hours)

COM 1001

University Seminar

COM 1103

English Composition

COM 2103

Technical & Professional Communication

COM 3000

Writing Proficiency Exam*

PLEASE NOTE: Students must take this exam during the first semester of their junior year


Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit hours)

LLT 1213

World Masterpieces 1

LLT 1223

World Masterpieces 2

SSC 2413

Foundations of the American Experience

SSC 2423

Development of the American Experience

 

LLT/PSY/SSC Jr./Sr. Elective*

PLEASE NOTE: Jr/Sr elective is required and must be a 3-credit LLT/SSC/PSY course or above the 3000 level


Leadership and General Electives (16 credit hours)

LDR 2001

Leadership Models and Practices

LDR 3000

Leadership Seminar Series

LDR 4000

Leadership Capstone

Pre-Technology Core (13-14 credit hours)

MCS 1003

Introduction to Computer Applications

MCS 1142

Intro to C

or MCS 1623

Intro to Visual Basic

MCS 1514

Computer Science 1

MCS 2514

Computer Science 2

 

BSIT COM Courses

Technical Core (27 credit hours)

INT 3103

IT Management

INT 3203

Tech. Infrastructure

MGT 3103

Project Management

INT 3603

eBusiness Strategies

INT 3803

Database Design and Implementation

INT 4013

Telecomm & Networks

INT 4023

Exploring IT Security

INT 4203

Systems Analysis

INT 4303

IT Business Strategies

 

ICCP Examination (Mandatory)

 

BSIT Flow Chart 

BSIT Worksheet 

Undergraduate Catalogue 2014-15 MS Word Icon

Admission Requirements

Classes begin each September, January, and May. The Office of Admissions should receive completed application packages no later than two weeks before start of classes. The application package includes:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • An official copy of the American College Test (ACT) or the Standard Achievement Test (SAT) scores.
  • Official transcript from every college or university attended
  • Application fee
  • Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam for applicants whose native language is other than English. This requirement is waived for international students holding degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the native language.

  

TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A completed application for admission and non-refundable fee
  • Official transcripts sent from each institution to Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions;
  • A minimum GPA in the following categories:
  • Students with 30 or more semester hours completed are required to have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA;
  • Students with less than 30 hours completed at another institution must also submit official high school transcripts and meet the freshman requirements above;
  • Students applying for admission to the Bachelor of Science in engineering technology must have completed an associate degree, which has been approved by the Department of Engineering Technology. A minimum 2.00 GPA and successful completion of all necessary prerequisite course work is required;

Lawrence Tech has entered into agreements with several area community colleges, which establish in advance which community college courses may be applied to earn a Lawrence Tech degree. Lawrence Tech will grant admission to students who complete the specified community college associate degree program and will award the prescribed degree to students who complete the Lawrence Tech courses listed in such an agreement and who otherwise meet graduation requirements.

Transfer students pursuing a baccalaureate degree are expected to complete a minimum of 60 hours of junior and senior level course work, a minimum of 30 hours of which must be taken at Lawrence Tech.

 More program information: BSIT Flow Chart 

Get Started


student working at computerFor more information, including information for transfer and international students, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu.
 
Questions?

Send an e-mail to ump@ltu.edu or contact Mina Jena at 248.204.3071.

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