Information Technology - Coastal Carolina University
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COMPUTING SCIENCES


B.S. Information Technology

Information Technology majors at Coastal Carolina University will learn to plan, acquire, configure, implement, maintain, upgrade and support systems and software to solve real-world problems in business, industry and government. The curriculum prepares students to use and apply current technical concepts and best practices to integrate computing systems into the workplace environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter the workforce as system administrators, technology managers, network architects, computer security specialists and technical support professionals. Also, information technology graduates will be prepared for graduate study in the field.

The Student Experience

  • Since real-world applications are fundamental to information technology, courses are designed around hands-on experience with current computing hardware and software. 
  • Students have access to computing and laboratory resources at the department and college levels, including workstations, networking equipment, high-performance computing systems and a small-scale data center. 

Areas of Study

  • CSCI 335 Software Project Management
  • CSCI 370 Data Communications Systems and Networks
  • CSCI 385 Introduction to Information Systems Security
  • CSCI 415 Systems Administration
  • CSCI 416 Linux System Administration
  • CSCI 427 Systems Integration
  • CSCI 444 Human-Computer Interaction

Information

Jean French, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
jennis@coastal.edu

Which degree is right for me?

Though information systems, information technology, cybersecurity, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and other fields of computing fall under the broad umbrella of computer science, there are enough differences to distinguish areas of study. The Department of Computing Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science programs. Which program is right for you? Visit the Degree Program Comparison [2019] (PDF).

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are skills that we expect our graduates to attain within three to five years after completing their program of study. The most recent published Performance Educational Objectives are from the CCU 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog.

Our program graduates are expected to be:

  1. Contributing to society through the application of strong core competencies in the field,
  2. Demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical practice, and
  3. Successfully adapting to technical, societal, and environmental changes by building upon strong foundational competencies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes are skills that we expect our students to attain by graduation. The most recent Student Learning Outcomes have been adopted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Enrollment and Graduation Information

The latest enrollment and graduation information is provided below. For additional details, see the Gupta College of Science Fact Book available from the College Fact Books page.

Enrollment Data
  • 2018:  154
  • 2017:  145
  • 2016:  122
  • 2015:  72
  • 2014:  16
Graduation Data (Degrees Awarded)
  • 2017 - 2018:  13
  • 2016 - 2017:  13
  • 2015 - 2016:  6