Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Students getting ready to graduate in 2016

Current BSIT Students

Key Dates (Fall 2016)

  • November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
  • November 30: Last day of classes
  • December 1: Reading day
  • December 2-8: Final exams/Semester ends
  • December 9: Graduation Reception for IT-graduates (5-7PM, CIS lobby)
  • December 10: Commencement, Trask Coliseum (Cameron School of Business: 9:30AM; College of Arts and Sciences: 1PM); IT majors can participate in either ceremony, or both.

See also: Calendars and exams (Office of the Registrar)

Requirements of the IT-Major

Please see this flowchart of the 21 courses (=64 credit hours) required in the IT major; the flowchart provides a suggested order of courses to take over a period of four semesters. In general, it is recommended that students take the lower-level courses (100-, 200-level) before moving on to the upper-level courses (300-, 400-level).

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University Requirements

To fulfill UNCW's University Requirements, consider taking the following courses that are either required courses, or acceptable elective courses for the IT Major, or that are offered very frequently:

  • Living in a Diverse Nation (3 hours required): consider MGT 350 for this requirement since there are many sections and it is offered every semester, even during the summer
  • Building Competencies/Writing Intensive (9 hours required): CSC 385, MIS 411 (i.e., one course needs to be taken outside of the IT-major!)
  • Building Competencies/Information Literacy (9 hours required): CIT 110, MIS 411, CSC 385, MIS 313 (=IT-elective)
  • Building Competencies/Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (3 hours required): QMM 280, STT 215, CSC 131
  • Explorations Beyond the Classroom (3 hours required): MIS 411, MIS 413, MIS 491, MIS 498
  • Capstone Courses (3 hours required): CIT 480

IT Major-Relevant Courses Offered in Spring/Summer 2017

last updated: 11/22/2016 (Summer 2017 courses updated)

Spring 2017 (confirmed) Summer 2017 (anticipated)
CIT 110 - Fluency in Information Technology
CIT 204 - Digital Media
CIT 213 - Introduction to Databases: Techniques and Technologies -
CIT 225 - Platform Technologies -
MIS 310 - Web Page Development Languages -
CIT 320 - Network Fundamentals -
MIS 324 - Information Security and Assurance -
CIT 352 - Information Systems Hardware and Software -
CIT 410 - Web Application Development
MIS 411 - Information Systems Analysis -
CIT 425 - Human-Computer Interfaces -
CIT 480 - IT Resource Planning and Management

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CSC 131 - Introduction to Computer Science
CSC 385 - Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science
MIS 315 - Management of Database Systems
MIS 316 - Business Application Development -
Acceptable elective courses (MIS only) (9 hours required)
MIS 313 - Introduction to Management Information Systems √ (on-campus, online and abroad in Germany in Summer 2017!)
MIS 323 - Business Telecommunications** -
MIS 327 - Data Center Management*
(see note below)
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MIS 413 - Systems Design/Capstone Project -
MIS 419 - Information Technology Project Management - -
MIS 491 - Directed Individual Study
MIS 492 - Enterprise Content and Records Management
MIS 498 - Internship in Information Systems

* MIS 327 is the same course as Dr. Kline's MIS 492 that was offered in Spring of 2015. You cannot get credit for MIS 327 if you took MIS 492 in SP15.

** MIS 323 is not recommended as an elective for IT-Majors.

Please, do not expect courses to be offered every semester or during the summer. The ISOM and CSC departments must work with budget constraints when determining which courses and how many sections can be offered. Check with your faculty advisor concerning course availabilities for future semesters

For official updates, please see the following:

As of Fall 2016, Thematic Clusters are no longer required at UNCW