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B.S. in Professional Studies in Information Technology

This degree seeks to prepare students for a career in technology-based information management. A minimum of 120 hours is needed.



  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be taken through MTSU.
  • At least 45 upper-division hours (3000/4000 level) are required. A minimum of 30 upper-division hours must be completed through MTSU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 of the last 18 semester hours through MTSU.
  • No more than 60 semester hours completed or awarded by credit-by-examination, credit for service-related experience and flight training may be counted for credit on a degree.
  • A minimum of 60 semester hours must be completed at a 4-year institution.
  • No more than 25% of the credits may be in courses commonly found in a school of business; therefore, a student can have only one business minor.
  • During the second semester of the sophomore year, students must complete an upper-division form. Contact your advisor for more information.
Degree-Specific Requirements
  • Courses used to satisfy the General Education requirements in the bachelor's degree cannot be used to fulfill the 39 hours used specifically for the B.S. in Professional Studies degree.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major.
  • This degree is not awarded through the College of Business and is therefore not accredited by AACSB International.
  • This degree is not awarded through the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

Professional Core (21 hours)

Course Required Hours

Admin. Supervision (choose one)
PADM 3601 - Public Administration
MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management
METH 4381 - Principles of Supervision
LIST 4093 - Special Topics and Leadership

3 Hours
Organizational Systems (choose one)
PM 4120 - Organization Theory Behavior
PADM 4226 - Intro to Nonprofit Organizations
3 Hours

Team Org. Relations (choose one)
ORCO 3240 - Organizational Communciation
COMM 3010 - Integrated Corporate Communication

3 Hours>

Statistical Methods (choose one)
SOAA 3350 - Social Statistics
SOCI 4510 - Intro to Social Research
JOUR 4410 - Public Relations Research

3 Hours

Written Communication (choose two)
ENGL 3134 - Computers, Writing, Literature
ENGL 3250 - Professional Communication
JOUR 3421 - Public Relations Writings

6 Hours

International Context (choose one)
SPAN 3550 - Latin America: The Country Peoples
POLI 4350 - International Law
JOUR 4712 - Mass Media and Culture
PS 3510 - International Politics Economy
POLS 3010 - Comparative Politics

3 Hours

Information Technology Concentration (15 hrs)

Course Required Hours
PTMA 3020 - Managing Information Technology OR MGMT 3220 - Management Information Systems 3 Hours
CSC 3700 - Software Analysis & Design OR
UNIV 4706 - Managing Software Development
3 Hours
COMP 3050 - Programming Languages OR
INFS 3700 - Introduction to Systems Analysis
3 Hours
CSCI 3222 - Database Management Systems 3 Hours
INFS 4900 - Seminar in Data Communications 3 Hours

Capstone Course (3 hrs)

Course (choose one) Required Hours
UNIV 4995 - Culminating Special Project or
PRST 4995 - Culminating Special Project

(a permit is required for both courses)
3 Hours

Electives (120 hrs)
Elective courses must be taken to complete the 120 hours required for this degree program. Please consult with your MTSU advisor to determine appropriate elective course options.

RODP Internship Application (UNIV 4110)
Visit the Frequently Used Forms page for the necessary application forms and instructions on how to submit.

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