Bachelor of Science in IT Innovation (BITI)

*The following 9 hours from the major requirements double-dip with general education requirements:
MATH 1310- 3 hours (Math 1950 or MATH 1930 replaces MATH 1310 requirement)
•Humanities –3 hours (CIST 3110 applies towards humanities and College of IS&T requirements.)
•Social Sciences- 3 hours (CIST 2100 applies towards social sciences and College of IS&T requirements.)

 A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. Thirty of the last 36 hours required for the degree must be registered for and carried at UNO. Registration in courses
without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal. To obtain a BITI a student must fulfill certain University, college and departmental requirements listed below.


University General Education Requirements for the BITI Degree (41 hours)

Fundamental Academic Skills (15 hours)

  • English & Writing (9 hours) ENGL 1150 (or equivalent) - 3 cr. hrs ENGL 1160 (or equivalent) - 3 cr. hrs CIST 3000 Advanced Comp for IS&T All freshmen students must take the English Diagnostic test. Courses such as English 1050, 1090, and 1100 and orientation courses in other colleges or divisions may not be counted as part of the minimum 120 credit hours in the degree program. For students testing into ENGL 1150, the nine-hour requirement is satisfied by completing ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, and CIST 3000. For students testing into ENGL 1160 on or after August 25, 2008, the nine hour requirement is satisfied by completing ENGL 1160,CIST 3000 and applying for retroactive credits for ENGL 1150. For students testing proficient on the English Diagnostic Test on or after August 25, 2008, the nine-hour requirement is satisfied by applying for retroactive credits for ENGL 1150 and ENGL 1160 and completing three hours of CIST 3000
  • Public Speaking (3 hours) which can be fulfilled by SPCH 1110 or 2120
  • Mathematics (MATH 1310 – Intermediate Algebra 3 hours [May test out])

University Distribution Requirements (26 hours)

  • Natural & Physical Sciences (8 hours from at least two different disciplines with at least one laboratory course.)
  • Humanities & Fine Arts (9 hours from at least two different disciplines); and
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 hours from at least two different disciplines). Diversity (6 hours may be taken in the distribution requirement)
    • U. S. Diversity*
    • Global Diversity * (IASC 1100 approved towards a Global Diversity course)

*The following 9 hours from the major requirements double-dip with general education requirements:

MATH 1310- 3 hours (Math 1950 or MATH 1930 replaces MATH 1310 requirement)
• Humanities –3 hours (CIST 3110 applies towards humanities and College of IS&T requirements.)
• Social Sciences- 3 hours (CIST 2100 applies towards social sciences and College of IS&T requirements.)

*Students may apply these hours to satisfy humanities, social sciences and cultural diversity requirements (for selected courses).

Degree Requirements

IT Courses (45 credit hours)

IASC 1100Introduction to Information Security

3

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3

CSCI 1840INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING

3

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications and Technology

3

CIST 3110IT Ethics

3 credits

CSCI 3320Data Structures

3

CSCI 4850Data Base Management Systems

3

ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis

3

ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation

3

Total Credit Hours:45

CIST2100 Org Apps & Tech: Social Sciences

CIST3110 IT Ethics: Humanities

Area of Focus (33 credit hours)

Approval of undergraduate program committee members required prior to enrollment of courses.