Information Technology (IT) Innovation, Bachelor of Science

The IT Innovation (ITIN) program involves the study of entrepreneurship as it relates to IT and an individual field of interest. Courses in this degree program are listed in the catalog as IT Innovation (ITIN).

Why major in IT Innovation?

  • To have flexibility in designing your own curriculum
  • To be able to take more courses that are aligned with your career goals
  • To be prepared to be an entrepreneur (an ambitious leader who combines his/her ideas with labor and capital to create and market new goods or services)
  • To be prepared to be an intrapreneur (using entrepreneurial skills as an employee within an established organization)
  • To have a degree that appeals to a wide variety of potential employers

The IT Innovation degree has three simple but distinguishing features:

  1. You pick 33 credit hours from anywhere on campus that line up with your career goals.
  2. You participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences on entrepreneurship.
  3. You take a solid core of IT courses, plus a two-semester senior capstone course where:
    • You have an idea for a new IT product or service.
    • You document your idea’s technical and market feasibility.
    • You carry your idea through to prototype stage.

Student Groups

UNO’s IT Innovation students are invited to join the Information Technology Innovation Group (IT Inc.)

http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/school-of-interdisciplinary-informatics/student-involvement/index.php

Writing in the Discipline

All UNO students are required to take a writing in the discipline course within their major. IT Innovation degree students must take CIST 3000.

Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in IT Innovation (BITI). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BITI, a student must fulfill the University, College and Departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)

46 hours of University General Education courses (18 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)28
48 hours of College of IS&T Core courses48
33 Area of Emphasis hours33
6-8 hours of Mathematics courses (The total credit hours of Mathematics courses will vary depending on if a student selects 3 hours of MATH 1930 Calculus for Managerial Life and Social Sciences or 5 hours of MATH 1950 Calculus I)6-8
5-3 hours of elective/prerequisite courses5-3
Total Credits120
Prerequisite / Electives
Select one of the following:3-4
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
and COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIINCIPLES LABORATORY 1
INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT
College of IS&T Courses for ITIN Majors
ITIN 1010ACTIVATING INNOVATION IN SOCIETY 33
ITIN 1110INTRODUCTION TO IT INNOVATION3
CYBR 1100INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY 23
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CSCI 1620INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II3
CSCI 2240INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING3
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY 33
ITIN 2220APPLIED IT INNOVATION3
ITIN 2990IT INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM 51
CIST 2500INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS FOR IS&T3
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS 43
ITIN 3330PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 3310MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT3
ITIN 4440AGILE DEVELOPMENT METHODS3
ITIN 4980INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CAPSTONE PROJECT I3
ITIN 4990INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CAPSTONE PROJECT PART II3
Area of Emphasis
Approval of ITIN Undergraduate Program Committee members required prior to enrollment in courses33
Total Credits84-85
1

NOTE: CSCI 1200 and CSCI 1204 count toward the Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

2

NOTE: CYBR 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement.

3

NOTE: CIST 2100 and ITIN 1010 counts toward Social Sciences requirement.

4

NOTE: CIST 3110 counts toward Humanities requirement.

5

ITIN 2990 (Students need to take a total of 3 credits over the course of three terms)

Minor Offered