BAS-ITAM Program and Core Requirements
The bachelor of applied science in information technology and administrative management (BAS-ITAM) is designed for students with any applied or technical school degree to gain a baccalaureate degree in a timely fashion. This degree requires significant study in general education at the upper-division level.
BAS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Applicants for the BAS-ITAM must meet the following admission requirements before admittance to the program:
- Completion of an applied or technical degree from a community college or technical college with a minimum GPA of 2.3.
- A world language is not required.
BAS-ITAM Graduation Requirements
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.3.
- Completion of CWU Basic and Breadth Requirements, except the world language and computing requirements.
- Completion of the BAS-ITAM core requirement courses and one of the BAS-ITAM specialization list of courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course.
List of Specializations for BAS-ITAM program
Students seeking the BAS-ITAM program take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students entering the BAS-ITAM program must choose a specialization.
Administrative Management Specialization: adds value to any professional/technical degree by complementing those applied skills with the soft skills to manage people, projects or information. Students also learn some IT tools to work smarter and more efficiently. Any student with a professional/technical associate degree which contains at least 40 credits in an applied area is eligible for admission to this specialization.
Cybersecurity Specialization: IT professionals learn to detect, protect, and recover from attacks to an organization’s information assets. This is a field in high demand by all types of businesses and industries. A professional/technical degree in a computer-related discipline is required for admission to this specialization or permission from the department.
Information Technology Specialization: The soft skills to manage in an IT environment is the target of this specialization. IT professionals wanting a career in management will stand out as well-qualified applicants for jobs with the mixture of hard skills in IT and the soft skills to manage people and projects. A completed two-year computer-related degree program which contains at least 40 credits in computer-related classes is required for admission to this specialization.
BAS-ITAM Core Requirements
BAS-ITAM Total Core Credits: 46-49
The cybersecurity specialization provides an opportunity for IT professionals to gain knowledge specific to the detection, protection, and recovery from attacks to an organization’s information assets. When combined with the leadership/management skills classes in the BAS core, this specialization will provide a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology leaders concerned with the operation and management of cybersecurity systems. This baccalaureate degree requires significant study in general education at the upper-division level. A professional/technical degree in a computer-related discipline is required for admission. Students not meeting the requirement of the degree in a computer-related discipline would need department permission.