About the School of Information Technology
The School of Information Technology offers a variety of programs: undergraduate, graduate, accelerated graduate combinations, minor, and certificates. We strive to maintain an innovative, welcoming and supportive community with many great opportunities thanks to our dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry partners.
The Bachelors of Science in Information Technology is our most popular program. For the program, students have the option of one of three tracks: Network Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, or Software Development.
Beyond the specialized focus of the chosen track, our program offers a broad foundation in the areas like database management (design and administration) and digital media, and foundations in all tracks in addition to software application development (Web, mobile, enterprise and desktop), networking and systems administration (including technologies for data centers and storage), and cybersecurity (including forensics, monitoring and penetration testing). All students' experiences are culminated by the senior design experience - a two-semester in-depth project that develops a real-life IT solution. Students present these senior projects to the community in an IT Expo at the end of the spring semester of every year.
Our Master of Science in Information Technology program also has four slightly different specialized tracks: Cybersecurity, Mobile/Social Applications Development, IT Infrastructure, and Game Development. This program prepares students for higher-level research, projects, and performance. This masters program is also part of our IT Accelerated Programs. In addition to the higher-level instruction, we create a collaborative community for all accelerated students. Other IT Accelerated Programs include BSIT plus a Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Instructional Design Technology, or a Master of Health Informatics.
IT is one of the fastest growing fields in today's job market!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the IT job market is expecting a huge boom in job creation. The job outlook for someone with a Bachelor's degree in IT looks something like this:
||Median Pay (per year)
|Information Security Analysts||31%||
|Computer Network Architects||5%||$112,690|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||4%