Information Technology, BA

Offered in: Chicago

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers three majors in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Data Analytics. Courses are also provided for computer literacy. All courses presented for the major and minor must be approved in accordance with approved curriculum check sheets and must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum of 15 credit hours of CST coursework must be completed at Roosevelt University.

Because of the rapidly changing nature of this field of study, computing courses taken more than eight years ago cannot be counted towards degree requirements unless the student has been continuously registered since the time the course was taken (excluding summers). A double major among any of the CST majors is not offered because of the aligned nature of these degree programs. For additional information, please view the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology website.

The Information Technology degree covers the tools, techniques and technologies of modern information, data, and computing infrastructure from office software to network design and infrastructure.  Student have a significant ability to tailor the degree to fit their own interest and to create their own area of concentration.  This degree prepares students for careers in information technology oversight, design and management, as well as enterprise applications, servers, and systems design, integration and management.

Requirements

  •  Total of 41 hours in CST required for the BA in Information Technology.
  • At least 15 credit hours of credit in the computer science major must be taken at Roosevelt.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses in the major, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
Core
CST 150COMPUTER SCIENCE I4
CST 246DATA COMMUNICATIONS3
CST 250COMPUTER SCIENCE II4
CST 270SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
CST 318INTRODUCTION TO UNIX3
CST 101BEYOND PC ESSENTIALS3
or CST 115 DIGITAL MEDIACRAFT, A&S
or CST 100 ESSENTIAL COMPUTER SKILLS
CST 352NETWORK DESIGN3
CST 333DATABASE SYSTEMS3
CST 368INTERNET SECURITY3
Electives
Two 200+ level CST courses6
Two 300+ level CST courses6
Optional Minor for the BA in Information Technology; Business, Economics, or Math are recommended
See the relevant section of the catalog for required courses for any chosen minor.
General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives
Courses to total 12079
Total Credit Hours120

General Education Requirements

Academic Communities of Practice
ACP 101FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 13
ACP 110PRIMARY TEXTS3
ACP 250GROUNDS FOR CHANGE3
English Composition 2
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
Humanities
Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding ENG 101 and ENG 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies9
Mathematics
MATH 110QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or above) 33
Non-Western requirement
Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements)3
RU mission-related course 2
LIBS 201WRITING SOCIAL JUSTICE3
Science
One biological science and one physical science required (at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors)7-8
Social Sciences
Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies9
Total Credit Hours49-50
1

Required for students who enter RU with fewer than 12 credit hours

2

Minimum grade of C- required

3

Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements--see advisor

These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
  • Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.
  • Students may apply no more than 51 hours in the major (BA) or 57 hours in the major (BS)