The Bachelor of Science Degree in Information
Technology (BSIT) focuses on applied information
technology with an emphasis on infrastructure rather than
BSIT students learn how to understand and apply core information
technologies; approach the application of information technology
from a user-centered perspective aimed at meeting the needs of
users and organizations in a societal and global context; apply
sound methods and approaches to identify and analyze IT problems
and design, implement, and evaluate effective and usable IT
solutions; display personal and interpersonal IT career
skills, including the ability to work on a team, to communicate
with technical and nontechnical people, and to pursue lifelong
The BSIT is offered as both a five-year and a four-year co-op
program. In addition to the core coursework in information systems
and information technology, the major includes 12 credits towards a
minor in business. Only 12 additional credits would be required to
complete a minor in business.
- Focuses on IT infrastructure and services, networking
technology, server technology, and systems analysis
- Emphasizes the use of technologies for solving complex
problems in computing systems
- Meets the growing demand for
individuals skilled in the management of information technology
- May lead to such jobs as Information Security Engineer, Network
Operations Technician, Network Systems and Data Communications
Analyst and/or Network and Computer Systems Administrator -some of
fastest-growing careers in the U.S.
The program gives students, by the time of graduation,
an ability to:
- Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the
- Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing
requirements appropriate to its solution.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system,
process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social
issues and responsibilities.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Analyze the local and global impact of computing on
individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing
- Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for
- Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the
core information technologies.
- Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in
the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of
- Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user
- Understand best practices and standards and their
- Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
- Identify and manage information assurance and security risks,
and integrate appropriate mitigation strategies in the
administration and management of computing, communication, and
- Identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and
assess their applicability to address the user's needs.
BSIT Degree Course Requirements &
Please visit Drexel's
Undergraduate Catalog for
course requirements and
descriptions. To find out when courses are offered, please
visit Drexel's Term