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The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) curriculum provides students with a broad foundation of technical skills & understanding.

The curriculum is highly flexible which allows students to personalize their curriculum to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed for their desired career path. 

Students interested in a career in Cybersecurity may elect to pursue a specialized Concentration in Cybersecurity. Starting in Fall 2019, the Information Technology degree with a Concentration in Cybersecurity will become a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity


CurriculumAcademic Plan Scholarship Information

What can I do with an Information Technology Degree?


Careers

Information Technology (IT) is the study, design, development, implementation and support of information systems and supporting technologies to solve the major challenges in today's work environment. It is a broad study of how people use computers to collect, process, manage, transform, analyze, disseminate and secure data and information. IT professionals work in all manner of industries, designing hardware, software, communications networks, Internet applications, and more.

Students can remain current with emerging technology and pursue careers in the corporate, non-profit, and governmental organizations along with small businesses and entrepreneurial start-up organizations.

 

Possible Job Titles

The IT curriculum's flexibility allows students to obtain the necessary skills requested by information technology employers.

  • Computer Systems AnalystComputer systems analysts leverage both their knowledge of information technology and business to design better computer systems and processes for their clients.
  • Software DeveloperThe best software developers are creative and have the technical expertise to carry out innovative ideas. They are often natural problem solvers who possess strong analytical skills and the ability to think outside the box.
  • IT ManagerIT managers are the guides who help organizations navigate the always-changing labyinth that is modern technology. IT managers coordinate technology-related matters with top executives, plan upgrades of existing software or hardware and negotiate with vendors for the service of current products or the purchase of new ones.
  • Web DeveloperWeb developers are responsible for creating websites, and requires a knowledge of software programs, web applications and programming languages, as well as a solid understanding of design principles.
  • Computer Network ArchitectComputer network architects design, build and maintain a variety of data communication networks, from expansive cloud infrastructures to smaller intranets.
  • Database AdministratorDatabase Administrators set up databases according to a company's needs and make sure they operate efficiently. They also fine-tune, upgrade and test modifications to the databases as needed.
  • Information Security AnalystInformation security analysts plan and execute security measure to shield an organization's computer systems and networks from infiltration and cyberattacks.
  • Computer Support SpecialistComputer support specialists help with log-in difficulties, operating system and software malfunctions. They need to ask users the right questions to pinpoint the issue, find a solution and then guide them step by step through the fix.
  • Computer Systems AdministratorComputer systems administrators set up and maintain an organization's computer servers. They maintain an organization's work flow and keep its lines of communication open.
  • Computer ProgrammerComputer programmers write the code that allows software programs to run. Programmers can also rewrite, debug, maintain and test software and programs that instruct the computer to accomplish certain tasks, such as storing or retrieving data, so the computer can perform better and more efficiently.

 

Strengthen Your Resume

In order to gain experience & strengthen your resume, students should:

  • Develop strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Patience and perseverance are essential for IT Professionals.
  • Complete informational interviews with current professionals to help establish career goals.
  • Obtain an internship, co-op or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability. Related experience is essential to employers hiring IT majors.
  • Obtain vendor-specific or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge for some positions.
  • Expect to work extended and/or irregular hours at times and be "on call."
  • Prepare to learn new information on a regular basis through online discussions, classes, conferences, periodicals, and update your skills accordingly.
  • To enter the gaming industry, investigate training programs specific to game design and seek as much exposure to designing as possible. Pursue entry-level opportunities, such as tester, to gain experience.