Why an Information Technology Degree?

The BSIT program offers you IT skills that are of high-demand in industry. The program includes courses, projects, and training in systems administration, web technologies, computer and information security, computer networking, software engineering, human-computer interaction, project management, network security, database systems, system integration, and covers the latest technologies in information storage, management, and distribution. Graduates of the program will acquire:

Technical Proficiency: Graduates will have achieved success and visibility in their chosen careers as shown by technical accomplishments in industry, government, entrepreneurial activities, or academia.

Collaborative Activities: Graduates will have exercised shared responsibilities through activities such as contributions to multi-person or multi-disciplinary technical projects, participation in professional society/organization functions, or performing collaborative research. In all such cases, graduates will have contributed to documentation of collaborative activities.

Professional Development: Graduates will have demonstrated continual technical updating to extend their expertise and adapt to a changing environment through graduate studies; short courses, conferences, and seminars; or professional self- study. In addition, graduates will have demonstrated evidence of increasing technical and/or managerial impact.

Employment Opportunities. Industrial and government opportunities for IT graduates is relatively high, and educated and skilled graduates are in strong demand in both small and large organizations. Typical job positions include:

  • System administrator
  • Computer network/server administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Web developer
  • IT project manager
  • Computer network architect
  • Network engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Security engineer
  • Web specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Platform technologist and integration specialist
  • Software architect
  • Database administrator

Please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics for a description of common IT occupational positions, expected entry level education, and median salary.

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