Information Technology - Coastal Carolina University
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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. 

Highlights of the Curriculum

  • Information Systems Security
  • Systems Administration & Integration
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Minors of Study

Students majoring in Information Technology may not minor in the following:

  • Information Technology

Residency Requirement

Students will be required to take, at CCU, a minimum of 24 credit hours of 300 and 400-level courses from the Department of Computing Sciences major requirements. The 24 credit hours must include CSCI 401 and CSCI 427. Transfer credit for 300 or 400-level information technology courses will be accepted, for degree requirements, only from ABET-accredited programs. Exceptions to this policy must be approved through the Department of Computing Sciences.



The information technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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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 University 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.

Students are expected to achieve the following by graduation:

  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.


Jean French, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair