Curriculum

BA in Information Technology

The BA in Information Technology comprises 120 credit hours. Courses in Loyola's college degree completion programs are offered in 8-week evening/weekend sessions. Online courses as well as traditional (on-campus) courses are available.

I. Information Technology Major: 36 credit hours

  • CPST 250 Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310 Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 349 Project Management
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics: Intro to Microeconomics
  • STAT 103 Statistics
  • COMP 170 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • COMP 251 Introduction to Database Systems
  • COMP 305 Database Administration
  • CPST 325 Data Processing, Analysis, and Visualization
  • COMP 342 Introduction to Web Application Development
  • COMP 317 Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing

Requirements and Systems Analysis (choose one of the following):

  • COMP 320 Software Systems Analysis
  • INFS 347 Systems Analysis and Design
  • ISOM 393 Requirements Analysis & Communication

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

  • CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 399 Capstone

III. Concentration (Optional) 

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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