School of Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Obtain the Critical Thinking and Technical Skills to Launch Your Career in IT

In today’s computer-based business world, information system professionals are in high demand. Stratford University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) will provide you with the technical foundation and hands-on learning experiences you need to enter and excel the IT profession.

As student in this program, you will explore paths to conceptualizing, designing, justifying, implementing, and managing IT applications. In addition, you will acquire valuable professional skills to help you advance in your career, particularly collaboration and teambuilding, oral and written communications skills, and project management skills.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to apply theoretical classroom-learned solutions to real-world conditions, and use problem-solving and critical thinking techniques to take preventive measure towards problematic situations involved in operations.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of our graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree were employed in their field of study or a related field. In fact, many top corporations employ our alumni, including Capitol One, Best Buy, Elephant Auto Insurance, Mondial, and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Programmer Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Web Designer

Take the next step towards advancing your career Information Technology. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Options

Stratford’s BSIT program includes technology requirements, concentration requirements, elective requirements, and general education requirements totaling 180-quarter credits. You can complete this through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in the computer field, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. and have extensive industry experience from a broad range of technical professionals. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of practitioners in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the job market.

Our faculty members possess industry experience and research interests in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Software Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity

Capstone Projects

As a CIS student at Stratford, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through the completion of a capstone project. Capstone courses allow you the opportunity to pull together and build upon what you have learned in separate fields and then utilize this knowledge in the analysis and resolution of a complex information technology problem. These projects provide you with real world experience as you will interact with and present your projects to professionals business and academic communities.

The following are Capstone Projects completed by CIS students:

  • Student Registration System
  • Stratford Mobile Application
  • Scheduling Forecasting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Tracking Local Restaurants
  • Facial Recognition
  • Web Sites

Internships

You are encouraged to engage in internships during your course of study. Master’s students can participate in internships in their first quarter of enrolling with Stratford. F1 students can participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) at the beginning of their programs once enrolled in a Master’s program.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including computer labs that provide the perfect environment for examining the latest software and computer technologies. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

A Bachelor Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of fulltime students who graduated with a B.S. in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s B.S. in Information Technology program.

Code Name Credits
CIS103
Fundamentals of Information Systems
4.5
CIS141
Hardware & OS Architecture
4.5
CIS142
Introduction to Programming Logic
4.5
CIS143
Data Communications
4.5
CIS145
Introduction to Client/Server Technology
4.5
CIS202
Fundamentals of Web Design
4.5
CIS206
Database Concepts & Relational Mgmt Sys
4.5
CIS214
System and Software Requirements
4.5
CIS216
Software Design
4.5
CIS217
Software Verification & Validation
4.5
BUS100
Introduction to Business
4.5
BUS220
Business Communications
4.5
BUS380
Project Management
4.5
CIS490
Information Technology Capstone
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS201
Fundatmentals of IT Security
4.5
CIS231
IT Security Policies and Standards
4.5
CIS235
Network and Intrusion Forensics
4.5
CIS245
Legal and Ethical Aspects in Digital For
4.5
CIS265
Encryption & Cryptography in Digital Fo
4.5
CIS350
Managing Cisco Network Security
4.5
CIS410
Virtual Private Networks & Firewalls
4.5
CIS420
Intrusion Detection
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS155
Network Infrastructure Management
4.5
CIS210
Advanced Data Communications
4.5
CIS226
Network Directory & Infrastructure Desig
4.5
CIS250
Routers & Switch Configuration in the En
4.5
CIS281
Wireless Telecommunications Networks
4.5
CIS385
Internetworking with TCP/IP
4.5
CIS410
Virtual Private Networks & Firewalls
4.5
CIS415
Wireless Communications and Hybrid Netwo
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS175
Risk Management
4.5
CIS180
Configuration Management
4.5
CIS208
Usability and the Web
4.5
CIS232
Database Programming I
4.5
CIS284
Systems Analysis and Development
4.5
CIS300
Managing Information Systems
4.5
CIS305
E-Business IT Infrastructure
4.5
CIS435
Business Information Systems Security
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS180
Configuration Management
4.5
CIS208
Usability and the Web
4.5
CIS232
Database Programming I
4.5
CIS242
Web Design using Databases
4.5
CIS248
Server Side Programming ASP.NET
4.5
CIS305
E-Business IT Infrastructure
4.5
CIS370
Database Design and Optimization
4.5
CIS435
Business Information Systems Security
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS203
Creating Graphics for the Web
4.5
CIS208
Usability and the Web
4.5
CIS218
Graphic Design
4.5
CIS222
Internet Web Animation
4.5
CIS249
Advanced Interactive Animation
4.5
CIS257
3-D Modeling
4.5
CIS259
3-D Animation
4.5
CIS290
Portfolio Creation
4.5

Note: If not choosing the No-Concentration option courses should be selected from any of the above concentrations or from an OPEN elective pool consisting of all CIS/Business courses (not part of the
Core of Concentration selections) with the permissions of the Dean/Academic Advisor.

Code Name Credits

Students are required to complete elective credit hours from any CISor Business courses that are not part of the Core or Concentration selections.

Code Name Credits

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements

Code Name Credits