Information Technology

Major Requirements

Major: Information Technology

Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Category C: Communication12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Category R: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Category S: Science and Technology 10
Category A: Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Category B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Category W: Wellness 2
Category D: Cultural Diversity *†
Category G: Global Perspectives *†
Total Credits39

Courses for category D & G are satisfied by completing D & G designated courses in another general education category.

General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

Core Information Technology Requirements
CSCI 105Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CSCI 159Computer Science Problem Solving3
CSCI 177Introduction to Information Technology3
CSCI 213Modern Software Development3
CSCI 222Discrete Mathematics3
CSCI 277Introduction to UNIX3
CSCI 305Principles of Cybersecurity3
CSCI 312Survey of Programming Languages3
or CSCI 372 Comparative Programming Languages
CSCI 313Software Development with Frameworks3
CSCI 359Networking3
CSCI 366Database Systems3
CSCI 371Web Scripting Languages3
CSCI 374Computer Organization and Architecture3
CSCI 377Information Technology3
CSCI 397Fe/Coop Ed/Internship (or any 300 or 400 level IT or CS elective)3
CSCI 445Software Projects Capstone3
CSCI 450Cloud Computing3
CSCI 474Operating Systems Concepts3
CSCI 489Social Implications of Computers3
MATH 105Trigonometry3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Select one of the following sequences:8 or 9
Sequence One:
Computing Fundamentals in Python I
Computing Fundamentals in Python II
Computing Fundamentals in Python III
Sequence Two:
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Technical Electives - Select 2 courses from the following:6
Computer Crime and Forensics
Fundamentals of Data Engineering
Foundations of the Digital Enterprise
Cloud Systems Administration
Human-Computer Interaction
Total Credits77-78