Bachelor of Science Degrees
Department of Applied Information Technology
Applied Information Technology
Aims to meet existing and emerging needs of the information technology industry by educating new AIT workers in current principles and practices in information technology and their applications. The AIT graduate is one who is versed in the technical aspects of AIT, but whose role in the modern enterprise will focus on the use and management of AIT resources rather than the development of leading-edge intellectual property. AIT graduates fill jobs that focus on the application of AIT in an increasing number of emerging sub-disciplines including web development, computer graphics, information systems, telecommunication, network administration, and information security.
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Civil and infrastructure engineers use state-of-the-art information technology to understand the nexus of communication, transportation, energy, water, and land. Their studies allow them to design ways these resources can best fill complex environmental, economic, political, and social needs. Towns, cities, and businesses thrive when civil and infrastructure engineers provide adequate, appropriate, reliable, robust, and cost-effective infrastructure systems. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 78,000 job openings for people with these skills during the next seven years.
Department of Computer Science
Applied Computer Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science (BS ACS) has been created for those students who want and need the knowledge and expertise of computer science to work in one of the many disciplines that require advanced computing techniques. These fields do not merely “use” computing but create new and interesting problems for the computer scientist.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made their billions in this field, exploring cyberspace and creating the software that allows people to use computers and the Internet. Computer scientists design, implement, and maintain the software and computer systems used by almost all professions. They learn the technologies needed to acquire, represent, store, transmit, transform, and use information in digital form.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Combining expertise in electrical engineering and computer science (see descriptions above), computer engineering provides students with a range of integrated skills in dealing with hardware and software. Computer engineers are the "Renaissance scholars" of technical fields; versatile and innovative.
Electrical engineers design and build the equipment that most of us take for granted---computers, cell phones, televisions, rockets, satellites, communications and computer networks, mobile radios, environmental control systems, robots, weapons, and cars, to name a few. Electrical engineering is the foundation on which computer engineering and computer science rest. Students in this program learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering and then choose a focus in one of the major fields of electronics---communications, networks and signal processing, computer engineering, or controls and robots.
Department of Bioengineering
If you like working with the laws of physics, are good at math, but are excited by the life sciences, Bioengineering may be for you. Bioengineering is the use of engineering concepts and ideas to solve problems in biology and medicine. Bioengineers design instruments, processes, and systems that assist in diagnosis of disease and aid individuals with disabilities. They also create new instruments to enable novel measurements from biological systems, conduct basic research, and develop quantitative models that explain how biology works. As an occupation, Bioengineering is considered one of the fastest-growing fields with positions projecting to double over this decade. The curriculum is designed for students seeking employment in industry or government where career opportunities include biomedical product design or evaluation, or pursuing advanced studies such as graduate or medical school.
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
If you like playing SimCity, this could be the field for you. Called the "people-oriented" engineers, systems engineers define, develop, and integrate such systems as computer networks, cars, intelligent robots, stereos, subways, and universities. Where other engineering disciplines typically concentrate on individual aspects of a system (electronics, ergonomics, software), systems engineering, as its name implies, focuses on the system as a whole. Systems engineers work with a company or with project stakeholders to define what a system must do, to analyze the cost and performance of a system, and to manage the development of the system.