Richmond Home

Bachelor’s Degree in IT Management

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average growth in the IT sector, the result of expanding use of technology in the workplace.

Our Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS) major in IT Management explores the development, implementation and management of information technologies and offers the flexibility to take courses in other subject areas. Face-to-face, classroom-based learning experiences are valued in the program, although some classes may be offered online or as in-class/online hybrid experiences.

The BSPS in IT Management provides the skills and experience needed to advance in the field of IT Management. It’s also a marketable credential as the information economy and its technical infrastructure continue to expand into more and more aspects of daily experience.  

Depending on your professional job responsibilities or career goals, you might consider meeting focus course requirements by taking an interdisciplinary course sequence in areas such as law and technology, business continuity or human resource management.

The BSPS requires 120 semester hours of coursework, including 30 hours for the major in IT Management. You may transfer up to 60 semester hours into the degree.

Course of Study
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS)

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

General Education

30 semester hours. Includes Common Seminar and Areas of Study.

Common Seminar

6 semester hours

ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I
ADED 302U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines II

Areas of Study

24 semester hours. At least one 3-hour course from each of the following areas:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
  • MATH 103U Finite Mathematics (or higher)
  • The Arts

General Distribution

60 semester hours. Coursework selected from across the curriculum. Minors may be drawn from this area. Foundation Coursework applies toward General Distribution.

Foundation Coursework

The student’s placement test score, along with advising recommendations, will determine the pathway of foundation courses before other required coursework.

ENGL 101U Strategic Reading and Writing
ENGL 201U Critical Writing and Research I
ENGL 202U Critical Writing and Research II
MATH 103U Finite Mathematics


30 semester hours. Select from Human Resource Management, Information Security, IT Management or Paralegal Studies.

Major in IT Management

Undergraduate Major in IT Management

The undergraduate major in IT Management is available for the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS).

Professional Core

9 semester hours

LDSP 368U Leadership in the Global Environment
HUM 300U Applied Ethics
MATH 265U Applied Statistics

Required Core

10 semester hours. Select at least one (1) 400-level course.

ISYS 306U Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS 311U Database Design/Business Intelligence
ISYS 450U Project Management
ISYS 490U Managing IT
ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems

Focus Courses

11-12 semester hours selected from the following courses

ISYS 302U Local Area Networks
ISYS 303U IT Security
ISYS 308U Digital Forensics
ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics
ISYS 314U Data Vizualization
ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics
ISYS 350U History of IT
ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java
ISYS 360U Electronic Commerce
ISYS 365U Cloud Computing: Infrastructure & Services
ISYS 370U Introduction to Ethical Hacking & Pen Testing
ISYS 375U IT Control and Audit
ISYS 398U Selected Topics
ISYS 399U Independent Study
ISYS 450U Project Management
ISYS 490U Managing IT
ISYS 491U IT Security Planning/Risk Management
ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems
LAW 325U CyberLaw
MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes

Contact Us

Information Systems Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133