The Bachelor of Science in Business Technology Development degree program prepares students for entry-level positions in the computing field, with particular emphases placed on software development. The skills taught include programming logic, object-oriented programming, applications development, database applications, security concepts, and network and computer architecture. The Bachelor of Science provides a balanced, liberal arts-based education including a comprehensive survey of the business world. Students gain skills and knowledge applicable across business, industry, and government and receive the preparation necessary for satisfactory performance in graduate business studies.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree requires completion of forty (40) courses for 120 credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in general education and major areas of this degree program.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Develop a broad-based understanding of the functional fields of business and their interrelationships in complex organizations.
  • Identify and analyze economic climate and business trends in a global business context.
  • Utilize information technology to improve communication and management decision-making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and theories of computer technology including program and development concepts.
  • Collaborate with key players to identify user requirements and functionality for development projects.
  • Utilize advanced problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to design, develop, and use complex computer applications, data analytics systems, and security protocols.
  • Through degree completion, demonstrate the depth of knowledge sought by employers for entry to mid-level positions in the business technology field.

General Education Requirements

The general education component is designed to emphasize cognitive development and is “general” in the following ways:

  • It is part of an ongoing desire of the institution to enhance critical thinking, research, and writing across the curriculum;
  • It is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his/her area of emphasis; and
  • It is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that provide a foundation upon which students can build a rewarding educational

Course

Course Name

Prerequisites

Credits

BA201

Introduction to Business

None

3

BA205

Principles of Management

BA201

3

BA210

Organizational Behavior

BA201

3

BA271

Macroeconomics

BA201

3

BA272

Microeconomics

BA201

3

BA280

Accounting

BA201

3

BA316

Cost Accounting

BA280

3

BA356

Human Resource Management

BA205

3

BA358

Production and Operations Management

BA205

3

BA375

Ethical Decision Making

BA201

3

BA410

Management Information Systems

CS110

3

BA420

Business Law

BA201

3

BA445

Effective Leadership

BA205

3

BA448

Team Development & Motivation

BA205

3

BA490

Project Management

BA201, BA205, BA220

3

CM101

Principles of Communication

None

3

CM110

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

None

3

CM220

Presentation Skills

None

3

CM258

Conflict Management

CM101

3

CM285

Diversity and Inclusion

None

3

CM436

Group Communication

CM101

3

CM457

Intercultural Communication

CM101

3

CS110

Introduction to Computers

None

3

CS277

Object Oriented Programming

CS110

3

CS301

Front End Foundations and Technology Lab

CS110

3

CS370

Test Driven Development/Behavior Driven Development

CS110

3

CS382

Database Systems

CS110

3

CS384

Advanced Object Oriented Programming

CS277

3

CS410

Web Application Development

CS110

3

CS491

Systems Analysis and Design and UML Development

CS110

3

CS497

Advanced Web Development

CS410

3

EN111

Composition I

None

3

EN112

Composition II

EN111

3

GS150

General Biology

None

3

HI171

World Civilization I

None

3

HI172

World Civilization II

HI171

3

MA125

College Algebra

None

3

PF101

Academic Strategies

None

3

PF499

Career Strategies

End of Program

3

PY141

General Psychology

None

3

Total Credits

               120