Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2016 IT Major Graduation Ceremony

Current BSIT Students

Key Dates (Spring 2017)

  • April 3: Summer/Fall 2017 registration begins
  • April 13/14: no classes
  • April 26: last day of classes
  • April 27: Reading day
  • April 28-May 4: Final examinations/semester ends
  • May 5: department ceremony for IT, MIS and OPS-graduates, 4pm/CIS building
  • May 5/6: Commencement, Trask Coliseum (Cameron School of Business: May 5, 2pm; College of Arts and Sciences: May 6, 930am); 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 freshly updated 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).


  • In the future, all core and required courses that are taught by ISOM-faculty will be listed as MIS (e.g., CIT 480 will become MIS 480 etc.), course numbering and prerequisites will remain the same. Please note that until the changes take effect in the university database, the affected courses will be listed as MIS 492 in the registration system. To help with Fall 2017 registration, the section numbers, CRN-IDs, and instructor names have been added to the table below. Please, make sure to register for the correct courses/sections!!
  • MIS 320 (formerly CIT 320) is the new prerequisite to MIS 324. This changes the suggested order of courses slightly, which is included in the new flowchart.
  • CIT/MIS 480 has been approved as a writing-intensive course, starting Spring 2017.
The courses required in the IT-major fulfill UNCW's University Requirements as folllows:

IT Major-Relevant Courses Offered in Spring/Summer 2017

last updated: 3/14/2017 (Fall 2017 courses updated)

Summer 2017 (anticipated) Fall 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/MIS 320 - Network Fundamentals - √ (register for MIS 492-006 with CRN 17507, instructor: Clark)
MIS 324 - Information Security Management -
CIT/MIS 352 - Information Systems Hardware and Software - √ (register for MIS 492-004 with CRN 17505, instructor: Abate)
CIT 410 - Web Application Development -
MIS 411 - Information Systems Analysis -
CIT 425 - Human-Computer Interfaces -
CIT/MIS 480 - IT Resource Planning and Management


√ (register for MIS 492-005 with CRN 17506, instructor: Gebauer)

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
MIS 327 - Data Center Management*
(see note below)
- -
MIS 413 - Systems Design/Capstone Project -
MIS 419 - Information Technology Project Management -
MIS 491 - Directed Individual Study
MIS 492-001 (CRN 17432) Information Assurance Policy -
MIS 492-002 (CRN 17484) Ethical Hacking -
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 with Dr. Kline in SP15.

** MIS 323 is no longer accepted 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: