Dec 07, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Information Technology, BA

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University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

Foundation of Knowledge

Mathematics, Statistics and Data Analytics Option

Three to four hours from:

Core Labs

Two hours from appropriate laboratory courses for core science courses

Business Option

Three hours from:

Liberal, Applied and Fine Arts Electives

Six hours from courses offered by the College of Liberal and Applied Arts  and/or the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts .

Information Technology Major


  • A student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses that are prerequisite to a computer science course before enrolling in that course. 
  • The advanced coursework for this major must average 2.000 or higher.

Advanced Option II

One course from:

Computer Science Electives

Six hours of advanced level (3000 or 4000) CSCI or CSIT courses. (A maximum of three hours may be used from CSIT 3185, CSCI 3185, and CSCI 4312).

Health Informatics Concentration

This concentration is an optional addition to the Information Technology major and requires the Human Health Perspectives Minor

Required Course

Assessment Option

Two hours from:


A minor of 18 to 24 semester hours in a single discipline. At least six hours in the minor must be in advanced-level courses at SFA.

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.

Preparatory Coursework

The courses listed below may or may not be needed as prerequisites for other coursework taken above.  If taken, the courses may fulfill General Elective requirements.

Total hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year



  • Credit(s): 3
  • Advanced Option I Credit(s): 3
  • Course from Chosen Minor Credit(s): 3
  • D. Life & Physical Sciences (with lab) Credit(s): 4
  • H. Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit(s): 3

Junior Year



  • General Elective or Course from Optional Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3
  • Advanced Option II Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal, Applied and Fine Arts Electives Credit(s): 3
  • Course from Chosen Minor Credit(s): 3

Senior Year


  • Advanced CSCI/CSIT Credit(s): 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy, & Culture Credit(s): 3
  • Course from Chosen Minor Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives or Courses from Optional Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives or Courses from Optional Concentration Credit(s): 2


  • Credit(s): 1
  • Advanced CSCI/CSIT Credit(s): 3
  • Course from Chosen Minor Credit(s): 3
  • Course from Chosen Minor Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives or Course from Optional Concentration Credit(s): 3

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