Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Students getting ready to graduate in 2016

Current BSIT Students

Key Dates (Fall 2016)

  • August 17: Fall Semester, First day of classes
  • August 24: Last day for registration/last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
  • Sept 20: IT/OM Career Day
  • Sept 30: RTP Bustrip
  • October 1: Online Major Change Application Closes
  • October 6/7: Fall Break (no classes)
  • October 10: Last day to withdraw with a W (undergraduate students)
  • October 14: Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2016
  • November 7: Registration opens for Spring 2017
  • November 11: Graduation application deadline for Spring 2017
  • 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 10: Commencement

See also: Calendars and exams (Office of the Registrar); Apply for graduation

Advising

The image below is a flowchart of the courses required in the IT major. You are required to meet university studies and other requirements in addition to the courses below. Course prerequisites go "top-down" and "bottom-right". So CIT 110 is a prerequisite to CIT 213 and then CIT 213 is a prerequisite to MIS 315 and also CIT 352 (=MIS 312). 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).

IT course sequences

Cross-Listed Courses

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 313 (previously: MIS 213), MIS 411, CSC 385
  • 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 2016/Spring 2017

last updated: 4/6/2016 (Spring 2017 courses added)

Fall 2016
(confirmed)
Spring 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
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 323 - Business Telecommunications**
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 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:

Declaring Your Cluster

For the "thematic transdisciplinary cluster" choose "Modeling" if you are not pursuing a minor. The cluster requires 9 credit hours and includes the following courses: ANT 105, 207, BIO 201, 366, CHM 101, CLR 301, CSC 112, 131, EVS 195, MAT 101, 151, 152, 161, 162, NSG 415, PHY 335, PSY 105, 256. (courses highlighted in bold are required for the IT Major).

How to Declare Your Cluster.