MAJOR PROGRAM IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY|
For IT Majors
Years 2007 - 2009
Years 2009 - 2011
2011 - 2013
Years 2013 - 2015
1. Demonstrate the ability to solve computing problems appropriate to their
levels of professional experience.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides a high
quality applications-oriented undergraduate education in computer information
technology as preparation for productive employment or graduate education.
Accredited by the CAC
Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
Telephone: (410) 347-7700.
Information Technology Program Educational Objectives
productive members of the information technology profession graduates will:
2. Demonstrate the ability to contribute
effectively to the benefit of teams.
3. Continue to update their
professional knowledge and skills to adapt to the changes in technology and the
needs of the workplace.
The computer science program enables students to achieve, by the
time of graduation the ability to:
1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate
to the discipline.
2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the
computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
3. Design, implement, and
evaluate a computer-based system process, component, or program to meet desired
4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
5. Exhibit an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social
issues and responsibilities.
6. Communicate effectively with a range of
7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on
individuals, organizations, and society.
8. Recognize the need for and an
ability to engage in continuing professional development.
9. Use current
techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
A minimum grade of C or better is required in each computer
science, mathematics, and science course required by the major.
the major in information technology, the student must satisfy the major
requirements of the major components of the program which include computer
science, mathematics, and physics courses. The major components include a
set of core courses, set of advanced courses, and a set of required major
Internships offer students the opportunity to develop work or research
experience while enrolled in other courses or to work full-time during the
summer session. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be used to satisfy
In addition to formal classroom instruction, students are
encouraged to participate in cooperative education or internship assignments as
early as the end of their sophomore year. Experiential learning offers students
the opportunity to prepare for a career in computer science by allowing students
to earn academic credit for work experience gained. Cooperative education
requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 2-3 alternating work tours. A maximum of 6
hours of cooperative education credit may be used to satisfy degree requirements
as option electives.
Admission To The Major
A student may, through the department chair, petition in writing
for an examination to receive "credit by examination" for a computer science
course, with the exception of project courses and research courses. Credit by
examination usually includes a written examination and a proficiency
To be admitted to the information technology major, the student
must make formal application and satisfy the following requirements:
Complete general education core requirements.
at least a grade of C in all computer science, mathematics, science, and English
general education courses.
3. Pass a programming
4. Complete a successful
In addition to satisfying these admissions requirements, students transferring
from an accredited college or university must also complete their final 30
semester hours of computer science program requirements at Winston-Salem State
University. A student who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university and seeks a second degree in computer science must complete the
Satisfy admission to the major requirements listed for first degree students.
2. Complete or receive transfer credit for only those
general education courses required for the computer science major.
Complete or receive transfer credit for computer science courses, as well as the
mathematics and science support courses required in the major.
Complete the final 30 semester hours of program requirements at Winston-Salem
The department does not offer in-depth study courses for the Bachelor of Science
in Applied Science degree. Students holding the associate degree in applied
science and desiring further study in information technology should declare
information technology as a major.