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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) program prepares students with both the business awareness and IT expertise to contribute to the strategic success of an organization. The 45-credit program is designed both for individuals entering the information technology field as a career and those seeking to advance into organizational leadership.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and implement current and emerging information trends and technology.
  2. Support and participate in business strategic decision making at all organizational levels.
  3. Apply knowledge of information technology to design systems for business applications.
  4. Communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  5. Apply the principles of project management.
  6. Recognize the ethical implications of their actions.
  7. Work effectively with diverse populations from a culturally competent perspective.
  8. Continue professional and personal development
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Program Structure and Delivery

The program offers information technology courses in blended format, integrating face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.  As the program consists of a well-rounded curriculum of core courses in latest technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Information Security, Business Intelligence, Database Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Mobile, Network, and Communication Technologies, there is no specialization in this program.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 122 semester credits are required for graduation with the bachelor of science degree from Saint Mary’s University. All students must meet the general education credit requirements. A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete the B.S. in Information Technology.

Required Information Technology Courses 27 cr.
Required Management Courses 6 cr.
Required Communication Courses 6 cr.
Required Capstone Course 3 cr.

Elective Course

Total Credits

3 cr. 45 cr.


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply for admission to undergraduate certificate and degree programs at any time during the year and, if accepted, begin the program during any one of the three semesters. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful undergraduate coursework. Applicants must provide evidence of at least 30 transferable semester credits upon acceptance, including completion of a basic English composition course. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.

Application Process

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel and their immediate family).
  2. All official transcripts issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 transferable semester credits with a Basic English composition course.  (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) will also be accepted.

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404