Information Technology Major
Given a question, any question, can we make a computer system that will answer it? Will the system be easy to use and available anywhere for its intended users? Will it be secure? Information technology attempts to answer these questions affirmatively. The question might come from the domain of business or biology or journalism. Indeed all professions today are looking to use computing technologies in innovative ways.
What Will I Learn?
The focus here is using what already has been built by interconnecting software components so they do something new. An IT professional will know some programming, be able to make use of operating systems’ resources, control communication between hosts over the internet, access and store data on servers using database technologies and build intuitive graphical interfaces.
The capstone courses are software engineering I and II where students work together to design, create and test a significant software system.
What is Unique About Our Program?
Computing technologies are ubiquitous. Not since the invention of the printing press has the world seen such a revolution in the way information can be used and disseminated. The social impact has been astounding. As responsible professionals, we want to understand the impact our work has had and will continue to have on culture, work and politics.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
- Database administrator
- Web developer
- Computer support specialists and technician
- System and network administrator
- Network architect
- Computer systems analyst providing solutions for organizations
You will also be prepared to go on to graduate school to continue your studies.