The Computer Technology Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology Program is for the student whose primary interest is in applying computing technology to create real-world Information Technology (IT) systems. Graduates of the Program will be prepared to combine their knowledge of current computer tools and technologies and their expertise in effective communication within field settings.
Bowie State University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This means that students have an option to choose their elective courses in Cybersecurity, thereby earning a Certificate of Completion stating that all mandatory knowledge unit requirements have been satisfied in Cyber Defense Education.
The Bachelor’s Degree recipients of the Computer Technology Program are expected to
- Apply core technological principles of hardware and software to analyze and solve real-world problems.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing, as an individual and as a member of a team.
- Become professionally employed and/or enrolled in professional development, including advanced graduate studies, in Computer Technology or a related area.
Upon completion of at least 60 credits of required and elective courses in Computer Technology and Computer Science, 17 credits of required courses in Mathematics, English and Sciences, and additional University requirements, a student will be awarded the B.S. degree in Computer Technology. Elective courses give students the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in areas of IT. Cooperative education programs are also available to our students. The total number of credits required for an undergraduate degree in Computer Technology is 120. All students must take and pass the Bowie State University English Proficiency Examination.
Graduates of the Computer Technology Program will, by the time of graduation, have the following knowledge, abilities, and appreciation of professional standards.
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats
Computing Programs for Cybersecurity Criteria
1. Application of the crosscutting concepts of confidentiality, integrity, availability, risk, adversarial thinking, and systems thinking.
2. Fundamental Topics:
- Data security
- Software Security
- Component Security
- Connection Security
- System Security
- Human Security
- Organizational Security
- Societal Security
3. Advanced cybersecurity topics that build on crosscutting concepts and fundamental topics depth.
THE “2 + 2” COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Department offers a program for holders of an associate degree; this program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology. The student entering this program will have completed the core requirements of a computer technology program and some general education credits at a community college or junior college. The student must complete the remaining general education and institutional requirements, upper division courses and elective courses at Bowie State University.
Admission to the Program
A student will be admitted to this program if he or she has:
1. An associate degree in computer technology or closely related area and
2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a scale of 4).
1. Completion of at least 120 semester credit hours of which at least 60 credit hours must be completed at Bowie State University.
2. Completion of the general education and institutional requirements of Bowie State University.
3. Meeting all other relevant graduation requirements as specified in the University catalog.