Bachelor of Science in IT Innovation (BITI)

The IT Innovation (ITIN) program involves the study of entrepreneurship as it relates to IT and an individual field of interest.  Courses in this degree program are listed in the catalog as IT Innovation (ITIN).

Why major in IT Innovation?

  • To have flexibility in designing your own curriculum
  • To be able to take more courses that are aligned with your career goals
  • To be prepared to be an entrepreneur (an ambitious leader who combines his/her ideas with labor and capital to create and market new goods or services)
  • To be prepared to be an intrapreneur (using entrepreneurial skills as an employee within an established organization)
  • To have a degree that appeals to a wide variety of potential employers

The IT Innovation degree has three simple but distinguishing features:

1.   You pick 33 credit hours from anywhere on campus that line up with your career goals.

2.   You participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences on entrepreneurship.

3.   You take a solid core of IT courses, plus a two-semester senior capstone course where:

•    You have an idea for a new IT product or service.

•    You document your idea’s technical and market feasibility.

•    You carry your idea through to prototype stage.

Student Groups

UNO’s IT Innovation students are invited to join the Information Technology Innovation Group (IT Inc.)

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in IT Innovation (BITI). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BITI, a student must fulfill the University, College and Departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses (18  hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)
  • 48  hours of College of IS&T Core courses 
  • 33 Area of Emphasis hours
  • 6-8 hours of Mathematics courses (The total credit hours of Mathematics courses  will vary depending on if a student selects 3 hours of MATH 1930 Calculus for Managerial Life and Social Sciences or 5 hours of MATH 1950 Calculus I.
  • 5-3 hours of elective/prerequisite courses


Prerequisite / Electives (5 hours)
CSCI 1200Computer Science Principles

3 credits

CSCI 1204Computer Science Principles Laboratory

1 credit


CIST 1300Introduction to Web Development

3 credits

*NOTE: CSCI 1200 and CSCI 1204 count toward the Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

College of IS&T Courses for ITIN Majors (45 hours)
ITIN 1010Activating Innovation In Society

3 credits

ITIN 1110Introduction to IT Innovation

3 credits

IASC 1100Introduction to Information Security

3 credits

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3 credits

CSCI 2240Introduction to C Programming

3 credits

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications and Technology

3 credits

ITIN 2220Applied IT Innovation

3 credits

CIST 2500Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T

3 credits

CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

ITIN 3330Product Design and Development

3 credits

ISQA 3310Managing the Database Environment

3 credits

ITIN 4440Agile Development Methods

3 credits

ITIN 4980Information Technology Innovation Capstone Project I

3 credits

ITIN 4990Information Technology Innovation Capstone Project Part II

3 credits

NOTE: *IASC 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement

             **CIST 2100 counts toward Social Sciences requirement

     ***CIST 3110 counts toward Humanities requirement

Area of Emphasis (33 hours)*


*Approval of ITIN Undergraduate Program Committee members required prior to enrollment in courses.

Advanced Writing Course

All UNO students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.  IT Innovation degree students must take CIST 3000 Advanced Composition for IS&T.