Start a career on the forefront of tech with a B.S. in IT.

The B.S. in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The working world faces a major conundrum. The need to be hard wired into the network of today opens every business up to the hazards of cyber attacks, identity theft and corporate-level data breaches. Regis University’s B.S. in Information Technology (IT) degree will give you the skills to implement and protect networks, administer enterprise systems, manage enterprise security and develop a strong professional career in information technology.
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B.S. Information Technology

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Should I pursue a B.S. in Information Technology?

At this point, information technology is part of nearly everything we do in the developed world. As technology continues to grow and evolve, organizations and businesses will always need systems-savvy professionals who can protect the networks of tomorrow, administer and update integrated applications, mobile and enterprise networks.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, information technology careers are projected to grow 12 percent through 2024.  While the “Internet of Things” continues to drive data collection, analytics and cloud computing, it has also made IT one of the healthiest career fields around.

Is a Bachelor’s degree in IT for me?

Working in IT is a bit like being Scotty on the USS Enterprise. As the rest of the world goes about their business, you’re responsible for keeping the ship running at warp speed so everyone else can do their job. With such a vast array of career options, a B.S. in IT opens a lot more doors than many other degrees.

People attracted to information technology are likely to share traits such as:

  • A knack for creative problem solving
  • Big-picture thinking
  • Always excited about the newest gadget
  • An insatiable curiosity about how stuff works
  • A willingness to listen and desire to help others
  • A fascination with the next big breakthrough in cyber security

If you’re a member of the military or you’ve returned from military service, Regis also has great tuition options to help you build on the skills you learned during your service.

What will I learn in Regis University’s Information Technology program?

Our program provides you with an extensive knowledge of computer systems design and management. Core subject areas include LANs, WANs, mobile, and enterprise networks as well as web applications.

The upper division coursework provides you with the required in-depth knowledge of core IT skills. Key subject areas also include information assurance and security management.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. PEOs are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies and must be documented and measurable. The BS in Information Technology (IT) Program supports the following PEOs:

1. Graduates will be knowledgeable and skilled IT professionals.

Our graduate’s knowledge spans the fundamentals of computer and information technology, including an understanding of several advanced specialty areas. Our graduates have the technical knowledge and theoretical background in computing within a value-centered education. Analytical problem solving, experiential learning, entrepreneurial techniques, and critical thinking are trademarks of our IT graduates.

2. Graduates will exhibit high standards of professionalism.

Our graduates communicate clearly, work effectively as an individual or in a team, and take leadership roles within the profession. Our graduates become contributors to the improvement and transformation of our society. 

3. Graduates will embrace a professional code of ethics in their professional careers.

Our graduates understand the ethical, professional, and social responsibilities associated with their computer profession. They recognize the social and global impact of their work.

4. Graduates will adapt to the changing landscape of the IT discipline.

Our graduates are lifelong learners, updating their knowledge and skills regularly.  Some graduates pursue advanced degrees while others take advantage of professional development opportunities.

5. Graduates are men and women committed to serving their community.

Our graduates apply analytic skills and knowledge to human needs and seek to preserve the best of the human heritage. Our graduates develop skills and leadership abilities necessary for distinguished professional work and contributions to the improvement and transformation of society.

Student Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate an information technology system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Identifies, collaborates effectively, and shares information with team members to set and meet team performance goals
  5. Explain the professional, ethical, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to the discipline.
  6. Communicate with organization stakeholders using effective communication, project management and decision-making skills.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of information systems on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Maintain technical competency in the face of rapid changes in the discipline.
  9. Apply design principals, using current tools, techniques, and skills to the modeling, design, and operation of organizational information systems.
  10. Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking and web systems and technologies.
  11. Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  12. Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  13. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
  14. Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

Graduate & Enrollment Numbers

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014
 
2014-2015
 
2015-2016
 

Graduates by academic year

12

11

14

 9 9 28

Enrollment by academic year

173

124

142

 116  104  86


Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.


Are Regis’ IT programs accredited?

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association

The Information Technology (previously title Computer Networking)  is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET-accredited).

What class formats are available?

Accelerated Classroom Format:  Classroom courses are delivered in accelerated eight-week terms that start six times per year. Classes are periodically scheduled at the Denver Northwest or the Denver Tech Center Campus.

Traditional Classroom Format:  Classroom courses are delivered in traditional full-time day 16-week semester formats that begin twice annually (fall and Spring). 

Online Format: Our flexible online format allows you to log in anytime, day or night, as you complete assignments. Each online class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students.

When do Information Technology classes start at Regis University?

Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October

Can I combine my bachelor’s studies towards a master’s program?

You’ll have the opportunity to work on a B.S. in Information Technology degree in tandem with one of the master of science degree programs within our College of Computer & Information Sciences*. Please see the Prerequisite Chart for this technology degree to learn more.

Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 and learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

*Excluding the M.S. in Software Engineering & Database Technologies degree

Meet our Information Technology faculty

Stephen Barnes
Assistant Professor, Information Technology, Program Coordinator for M.S. in Systems Engineering

Mohamed Lotfy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Technology, Program Coordinator for BS in Information Technology

Kevin A. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, 
Chair

Robert (Rob) Sjodin
Facilitator, Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Software Engineering


Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with a B.S. in Information Technology?

Our IT program prepares you for a number of exciting careers in systems administration, cyber-security, information systems management, IT security management, IT auditor, network engineering, systems development and more.

Career support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path, or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

What salary can I expect with an IT degree?

Like most fields, your salary in an IT role will depend on factors like your years of experience and your title. Here are median salaries* for several IT roles, as provided by payscale.com:

  • Systems Administrator – $59,363
  • Network Engineer – $68,551
  • Systems Analyst – $64,148
  • Systems Developer – $62,963
  • Information Technology Manager -- $80,207
  • Information Technology Director – $105,812

*- Salary information based on data from spring 2016.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (CIT) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 120 semester hours.

Foundational Courses (30 semester hours)
CIS 318 Ethics for the Information Technology Professional
CIS 325 System Analysis and Design 
CIT 311 Enterprise Systems Architecture 
CIS 316 Networking Infrastructure
CIS 330 Foundations of Cyber Security
CIT 331 Fundamentals of Security Management
CS  210 Introduction to Programming
CS  310 Data Structures
CS  336 Web and Database Applications
MT 270
Introduction to Statistics
Upper Division Major Requirements (30 semester hours)
CIS 448 Information Technology Project Management
CIS 445 Database Management
CIT 411 Human Computer Interaction
CIT 435 Cyber Forensics
CIT 452 Systems Administration
CIT 466 IT Audit and Risk Management
CIT 478 Management of Enterprise Networks
CIT 493 Senior Capstone
Upper Division Electives (6 semester hours)
Take 2 classes from the following:

CIS 455 Management Information Systems
CIS 464 Enterprise Systems
CIS 465 IS Strategy Management and Acquisition
CIT 444 Wireless Networks
CIT 462 Ethical Hacking and Defense
CIT 463 Cyber Crime and IT Compliance
Optional Minor
12 credit hours
General Electives (3 - 15 semester hours)
If a minor is completed: 3 semester hours
If a minor is not completed: 15 semester hours

CC&IS Undergraduate Core Studies Requirements (45 - 49 credit hours)

Oral and Written Communication (9 SH)
Regis courses: *RCC 200, *RCC 420J, COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 203, EN 325, EN 475, EN/PL 482, *RCC 200--Writing Analytically and RCC 420J--Justice and the Common Good.
Engagement with Literature and Arts (6 SH)
English, humanities, fine and performing arts. Regis Courses: any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437
‡HU 366--Leading Lives that Matter
Language and Global Awareness (6 -8 SH) 
Modern languages, classical languages, archeology, history, political science, economics, geography, and social science. Regis courses: *RCC 410E, COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 311, RC 458, RC 459) 
*RCC 410E--Global Environmental Awareness 
Understanding Human Behavior, Diversity, and Culture (6 SH)
Anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, criminology, peace and justice studies, sociology, social work, or women’s/gender studies. Regis courses: *RCC 400D, CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses.
HIM 432 Leadership & Management required in the HIM program.
*RCC 400D--Diversity and Cultural Tradition
Quantitative Literacy (3-4 SH)
College-level algebra or higher. Regis courses: MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 274, all 300-400 level MT courses
The Natural World (3-4 SH)
Astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, geology, oceanography, physical geography, or physics. Regis courses: SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, HSC 240, HSC 241.
Note: CC&IS majors cannot use CC&IS courses to meet this requirement.
Philosophical Inquiry and Reflection (6 SH)
Philosophy, ethics. Regis courses: RCC 430M, all PL courses
HCE 435 Ethics in Healthcare required in the HIM program.
*RCC 430M--The Search for Meaning
Exploring Religious Traditions (6 SH)
Religious studies, Theology. Regis courses: all RC, all RS courses
*Students enrolled in traditional, semester-based daytime programs are required to complete these courses to fulfill core requirements.
‡Students enrolled in online and ground-based courses in the 5-week or 8-week format are required to complete this course to fulfill their core requirement.

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience.

Detailed admissions criteria and FAQs are listed below.

Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

APPLICANTS SEEKING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES MUST POSSESS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Complete the online undergraduate application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  • Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  • Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates

NON DEGREE-SEEKING APPLICANTS SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Complete the online non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Tuition & Fees

2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition:

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,150 - $60,210 30 - 128 $470 $50
Online $14,150 - $60,210 30 - 128 $470 $50

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition for Accelerated, Online, and Evening students:

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,700 - $58,800 30 - 120 $490 $50
Online $14,700 - $60,210 30 - 120 $490 $50


Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.