Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle)

Total Credits


Be a Key Player in Organizations’ Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) at CityU – Seattle is designed to give students a strong understanding in areas of information technology (IT). Technology professionals require a significant depth and breadth of both knowledge and skills to compete in the field of information technology to help organizations stay competitive in today’s global economy.

Information technology professionals are the backbone of any organization, ensuring all computer systems are running smoothly, and most importantly, securely. The BSIT can be applied to a wide range of fields, and skilled information technology professionals are highly sought after in the workforce. Learn relevant and immediately applicable skills working with faculty who are also practicing professionals.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) is the study of systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to enable users to accomplish their personal, organizational, and societal goals. The IT graduate is a collaborative problem solver, skilled practitioner, or applied research investigator who enjoys getting technology to work effectively. IT graduates test, build, install, repair, or maintain the hardware and software associated with complex computer systems and work collaboratively to integrate new technologies in all organizations.

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will prepare students to:  

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of information technology
Apply the fundamental principles and practices of information technology
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in information technology
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in information technology
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Total Required Credits: 180 

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credits)  

CS 100 STC BS Orientation to Bachelor’s Programs

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)  

CS 132 Computer Science I 
CS 251 Statistical Computing (QSR)   
IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing

Core Requirements (45 Credits) ​

CS 302 Human-Computer Interaction 
CS 330 Network Communications 
CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS) 
IS 312 Web Design  
IS 340 Operating Systems  
IS 345 Cybersecurity 
IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design 
IS 360 Database Technologies
IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS) 

Depth of Study (30 Credits) ​

Depth of Study: Cybersecurity
CS 428 System Administration
CS 434 Cloud Computing
IS 440 Quality Assurance
IS 468 Tools and Techniques
IS 470 IT Service Management
IS 472 IT Compliance

Choice (10 Credits)

Information Systems
IS 456 Database Systems Management
IS 457 Enterprise Systems

CS 481 Network Security
CS 487 Data Security

Data Science
CS 476 Data Analysis and Presentation
CS 479 Data Mining and Machine Learning
IS 410 Programming in Data Analytics

CS 493 Technology and Computing Internship (Repeatable)

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology and Computing Capstone 

Career Opportunities

Program Manager

Mr. Michael Palmer

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares students for a variety of careers supporting, implementing, and maintaining technology solutions across multiple industries.

There are many different career paths with a Bachelor Science in Information Technology. Its high versatility prepares graduates to work in different settings. Depending on training, interests and experience, the degree can be applied to the following careers:

Network Architect
Software Developer
Web Developer
Computer Programmer
Computer Systems Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Assistant Research Scientist

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Updated: 3/29/2022