Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (BSIT)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree provides a unique undergraduate degree to provide students with theoretical knowledge imbued with requisite vocational skills for career success. The BSIT program enables students to: develop critical thinking strategies to solve technology problems, develop methodologies for troubleshooting technologies, device critical security and risk management strategies, demonstrate consistent professional work ethics, assess secure and efficient technology standards to achieve organizational goals, implement secure and efficient technology standards to achieve organizational goals and research technologies to design solutions to solve problems. The BSIT program enables dedicated students to build critical technical skills for a successful technical career.

Students with an active CISSP and/or SSCP certification will be awarded equivalent credit for IT 417, IT 419 and IT 422.

Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the 45 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh in information technology.

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of “C” (2.000) or better in their major.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

BSIT Professional Core

ACC 201**PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

3

COM 210PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

3

COM 300*COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS

1

COM 320BUSINESS COMMUNICATION METHODS

3

COM 340PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3

ECN 201**PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

3

ENG 100**ENGLISH COMPOSITION

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

MGT 201PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

MTH 300BUSINESS ALGEBRA

3

QM 202STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BUSINESS

3

Note:
*COM 300 is required for all students that obtain a score of 1-3 on the Walsh Communication Assessment. The Communication Assessment must be completed within the student’s first semester of enrollment at Walsh.

COM 320: Students are required to take COM 320 within their first 9 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

COM 340: Students are required to take COM 340 within their first 15 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

**ACC 201, ECN 201, and ENG 100 must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment.

BSIT Core

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

Concentrations – Select one:

Automotive Cybersecurity

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 450FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 451AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK STRATEGIES, TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 452CONNECTED AUTOMOTIVE ECOSYSTEMS AND ATTACK SURFACES

3

IT 453ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE PENETRATION TESTING AND THREAT ANALYSIS

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

Business Information Systems

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

QM 301STATISTICAL INFERENCE FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

3

Cybersecurity

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

IT 460DIGITAL AND NETWORK FORENSICS

3

IT 461SECURITY OPERATIONS AND AWARENESS

3

IT 462SECURING CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

3

IT 463CRYPTOGRAPHY

3

Programming

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 413WEB DESIGN

3

IT 414SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION

3

IT 415MOBILE PROGRAMMING

3

Or

IT 416EMBEDDED LINUX PROGRAMMING

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

Project Management

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 431RISK MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

3

IT 490INTERNSHIP

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

IT 502LEADERSHIP FOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

3

IT 551PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

3

IT 552PROJECT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

IT 553PRODUCT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

QM 301STATISTICAL INFERENCE FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

3

Fast Track Option

Walsh Fast Track allows undergraduate students the ability to complete a maximum of four graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree requirements. Graduate level courses successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or higher will be considered for advanced standing credit in the chosen graduate degree, if applicable. A maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing credit is allowable for graduate degree programs. A student must be in good standing to pursue the Fast Track program.  Completion of graduate level courses does not guarantee admission to graduate level programs.

The following graduate level courses can be taken to replace undergraduate level courses:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-AUTOCYBERSECURITY MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP MASTER OF SCIENCE-MARKETING
IT 402 QM 520 QM 520 QM 520
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP MASTER OF SCIENCE-MARKETING
IT 402 QM 520 QM 520 QM 520
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-CYBERSECURITY MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-CYBERSECURITY MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP  MASTER OF SCIENCE-MARKETING 
IT 402 QM 520   QM 520 QM 520
IT 412   IT 534    
IT 460   IT 536    
IT 462   IT 538    
IT 463   IT 537    
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-PROGRAMMING  MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-DATA SCIENCE  MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP   MASTER OF SCIENCE-MARKETING  
IT 402  QM 520   QM 520 QM 520
IT 403   QM 505    
IT 412   IT 534    
IT 413   IT 545    
IT 415   IT 540    
IT 416   IT 540    
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-PROJECT MANAGEMENT   MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP - GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT  MASTER OF SCIENCE-MARKETING   
IT 402 QM 520 QM 520 QM 520
IT 502   IT 502  
IT 551   IT 551  
IT 552   IT 552  
IT 553   IT 553  


Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from Walsh, students must meet general and program-specific graduation requirements. All students must:

  • Complete a program of study within 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). A student’s program of study is the specific curriculum required by the institution at the time of the student’s matriculation as an undergraduate degree candidate at Walsh unless the student changes majors or degrees while attending Walsh. If a student changes majors or degrees, the program of study is the specific curriculum required by the College at the time the student officially changes the major or degree.

  • Earn 30 semester credit hours of general education coursework to include one course in English composition or written communication from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, one mathematics course from the following: Intermediate algebra course; Mathematics course that satisfies MTA; or a higher-level mathematics course or placement.  The following courses taken in residence at Walsh will count towards the General Education requirement:
    COM 210
    COM 300
    MTH 300
    QM 202
    QM 301

  • Earn a minimum of 127 semester credit hours (including credits transferred into Walsh) must be completed to earn a bachelor’s Accountancy degree and a bachelor’s of science degree. Generally, a minimum of 45 semester credit hours must be taken in residence at Walsh.

  • Achieve a grade point average of 2.000 (“C”) or better in the major. The following courses are used to calculate major GPA:
    All IT courses,
    QM 301,
    Any course (including graduate level courses) being used to replace QM 301 or IT required course.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C”) or better in residence at Walsh.

  • Complete all communication courses (COM 210, 320, 340 with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better. If COM 300 is required, the course must be completed with a grade of P (Pass).

  • Limited to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of allowable graduate level coursework. All courses completed at the graduate level need to be completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in residence at Walsh.

  • File an official Application for Graduation form with the Records and Registration office. An appointment with an advisor can be made to review graduation requirements.

  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on "My Progress.”

Automotive Cybersecurity

Students must complete all courses in their major (as listed below), to include any approved or required course substitutions, with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better.

 

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 450FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 451AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK STRATEGIES, TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 452CONNECTED AUTOMOTIVE ECOSYSTEMS AND ATTACK SURFACES

3

IT 453ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE PENETRATION TESTING AND THREAT ANALYSIS

3

IT 483DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

 

Business Information Systems

Students must complete all courses in their major (as listed below), to include any approved or required course substitutions, with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better.

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

IT 483DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

QM 301STATISTICAL INFERENCE FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

3

 

Cybersecurity

Students must complete all courses in their major (as listed below), to include any approved or required course substitutions, with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better.

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 422ADVANCED TEAM-BASED ATTACK/DEFEND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

IT 460DIGITAL AND NETWORK FORENSICS

3

IT 461SECURITY OPERATIONS AND AWARENESS

3

IT 462SECURING CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

3

IT 463CRYPTOGRAPHY

3

IT 483DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

 

Programming

Students must complete all courses in their major (as listed below), to include any approved or required course substitutions, with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better.

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 407SERVER VIRTUALIZATION & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 410PRINCIPLES OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3

IT 412ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

3

IT 413WEB DESIGN

3

IT 414SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION

3

IT 415MOBILE PROGRAMMING

3

IT 416EMBEDDED LINUX PROGRAMMING

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 419ETHICAL HACKING STRATEGIES & TOOLS

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 440CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

3

IT 483DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

 

Project Management

Students must complete all courses in their major (as listed below), to include any approved or required course substitutions, with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better.

IT 201INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

3

IT 202INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

3

IT 203INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

3

IT 204INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

3

IT 402SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

3

IT 403PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ITIL FRAMEWORK

3

IT 405NETWORKS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

3

IT 408DATABASE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (SQL)

3

IT 417FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 430AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCRUM

3

IT 431RISK MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

3

IT 483DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

IT 490INTERNSHIP

3

IT 499COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)

3

IT 502LEADERSHIP FOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

3

IT 551PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

3

IT 552PROJECT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

IT 553PRODUCT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

QM 301STATISTICAL INFERENCE FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

3