PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who successfully complete the IT degree program must demonstrate the following core and advanced learning outcomes, which have been adapted from the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2008 Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Technology.
Core Learning Outcomes (Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis)
- IT Core 1 - Classify a problem and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution. [Knowledge],[Comprehension]
- IT Core 2 - Apply knowledge of current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support best computing practices within the Information Technology field. [Application]
- IT Core 3 – Define and articulate the ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities in the context of Information Technology. [Knowledge],[Application]
- IT Core 4 - Identify and recognize user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. [Knowledge], [Analysis] Advanced Learning Outcomes (Synthesis, Evaluation, Affective Domain)
- IT Adv 1 – Appreciate the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. [Affective Domain]
- IT Adv 2 – Recognition and appreciation for the need to engage in continuing professional development. [Analysis],[Affective Domain]
- IT Adv 3 - Collaborate effectively on teams to complete a common goal. [Synthesis]
- IT Adv 4 – Communicate effectively, using verbal and/or written mediums, with a range of audiences. [Synthesis]
Minor in Information Technology
Students in other majors, except for Software Engineering, who are interested in learning fundamentals of Information Technology are encouraged to take the IT minor. Software Engineering major students cannot study IT as a minor.
The table below illustrates the structure of the IT minor. The listed courses are already approved; however, new courses will be added in the future.
Details about the major and minor programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.
For previous versions of the degree progress form (2017 and earlier), check the Registrar's Advising and Registration web-page.