Bachelor of Science in Computing Technology

This program of study emphasizes the foundations of Information Technology (IT) and the latest practical technologies. Students interested in working in the areas of IT analysis and design, administration of network systems, management of information security and/or IT project management would benefit from this degree program.  

Mission

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computing Technology (BSCT) prepares the graduates for career opportunities, advancements, and participation in IT innovations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in organizational and professional settings.
  • Mathematics: Determine probability and analyze data for decision making.
  • Logic: Apply logical reasoning to analyze IT problems to meet organizational needs.
  • Implementation: Create a complete set of systems analysis, design and implementation based on emphasis area.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the University general education and elective requirements, the BSCT major consists of two components. The first component consists of 36 credits of common requirement courses (See Common Requirements). The second component consists of 12 credits of upper-division Computing Technology courses in a selected area of emphasis (See Emphasis Requirements). Note: some courses may be used to fulfill both the major and general education requirements (see the General Education Requirements section of this catalog).

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher.  All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.

Common Requirements
COMU 410Organizational Communication3
CSCU 220Object-oriented Programming I3
CSCU 251Introduction to Computing Systems Organization3
CSCU 270Information System Security3
CSCU 315Organizational Information Systems3
CSCU 415Systems Quality Assurance and Testing3
CSCU 498Capstone Project3
ECNU 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATU 203Introduction to Statistics3
MGTU 301Principles of Management3
OLCU 350Leadership and Professional Ethics3
OLCU 414Team Building3
Common Requirements Subtotal36
Emphasis
Select one of the following emphases:12
Information Technology
Business Systems Administration
Project Management
Emphasis Subtotal12
Total Credits48

Emphasis Requirements

Information Technology

CSCU 353Data Communications and Computer Networks3
CSCU 408Database Management3
CSCU 410Structured Systems Analysis and Design3
CSCU 453Network Implementation3
Total Credits12

Business Systems Administration

CSCU 353Data Communications and Computer Networks3
CSCU 375Data Encryptions and Information Security3
CSCU 453Network Implementation3
CSCU 458Advanced Web Based Database Systems3
Total Credits12

Project Management 

CSCU 383Project Management for Information Systems3
CSCU 385Project Work Structure and Resources Management3
CSCU 483Project Risk Management3
OLCU 303Organizational Development and Change3
Total Credits12

Students with IT professional certification(s) may substitute courses as outlined below provided that their certification(s) are unexpired and currently recognized in the field.  Refer to MyBrandman for additional information on IT certification substitutions listed by catalog year.

Industry Standard Certification Substitution Course
MCSE, CCNP, MCSA: Windows Server CSCU 353; CSCU 453
Oracle DBA, MCDBA, MCSA: SQL Server 2008, MCSA: SQL Server 2012 CSCU 408; CSCU 453
A+ CSCU 251
Network+ CSCU 453
Security+ CSCU 270
CompTIA Cloud Essentials CSCU 251
VCP (VMWare Certified Professional) CSCU 251; CSCU 353
RHCSA (Red Hat Systems Administrator) CSCU 251; CSCU 353
CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
PMP (project management professional) CSCU 383; CSCU 385
Six Sigma Green Belt CSCU 383; CSCU 415
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) CSCU 353
CompTIA IT Fundamentals CSCU 206
ITIL Foundation CSCU 207
MTA Networking Fundamentals CSCU 209
MTA Security Fundamentals CSCU 336