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    Aug 03, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in information technology provides you with computer science skills while offering more flexibility, fewer math and science requirements, and the opportunity to study a supporting area that can be outside of computer science. Information technology is currently one of the most rapidly growing employment prospects.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in information technology is designed to provide a broad education so that the student can take advantage of a variety of professional opportunities in the information technology field.

Educational Objectives

Graduates will:

  1. Pursue graduate studies in information technology, computer science or related disciplines, and/or a career in a technology field utilizing skills from the information technology areas studied during the undergraduate program.
  2. Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in lifelong learning.
  3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
  4. Complete professional work assignments that exhibit the ability to design, develop, manage, maintain and implement information systems while applying IT and computing principles and practices to the solution of real problems.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in information technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (, (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 121 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog, and college requirements as specified in the College of Engineering  section of this catalog. A minimum of 31 semester hours must be completed at UNT.

Supporting area, 21 hours

21 hours are required to support the information technology major and can be chosen from courses in many UNT departments. Check with a CSE faculty advisor concerning eligible courses.


The Information Technology foundation courses are CSCE 1030 CSCE 1040 CSCE 2100 MATH 1710 CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430  or CHEM 1415 /CHEM 1435  or BIOL 1710 /BIOL 1760 PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730 , and TECM 2700 . Satisfactory completion of the foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is prerequisite to taking advanced courses in the major. Each semester the student must receive advisement until the foundation courses have been successfully completed.




See CSE faculty advisor.

Other requirements

A GPA of at least 2.0 on all advanced computer science and engineering courses.

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