The BA in Information Technology degree program offers adult learners training in programming, database administration, application development and other computer science principles. This program prepares you for career advancement as an IT professional, software developer, systems analyst or web programmer.
The BA in Information Technology with Individualized concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. All courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format with several courses available online. Students should meet with their advisor to develop a individualized course plan to complete the concentration.
I. Information Technology Major: 36 credit hours
- COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- COMP 251: Introduction to Database Systems
- COMP 305: Database Administration
- COMP 3XX: Data Processing, Analysis, and Visualization
- COMP 3XX: Introduction to Web Application Development
- COMP 317: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing
- CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
- CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
- ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
- STAT 103: Statistics
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
Project management (choose one of the following):
- CPST 349: Project Management
- COMP 3XX: IT Project Management
II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours
- CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion
- CPST 201: Professional Identity and Development
- CPST 399: Capstone
III. Individualized Concentration
Students create a concentration by combining courses from a variety of disciplines, using transfer and Loyola courses. The individualized option is ideal for students with interests in divergent fields. To learn more, see your advisor.
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.
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.