Information Technology, BS
The alarm goes off. You swipe the screen of your smartphone and check your Twitter feed "@GMUIST #GoodMorning." Before you roll out of bed for the day, you've begun contributing valuable data to a rapidly growing stream. How will that information be used? For business? For science? For societal good? A BS in information technology is geared toward using data effectively and understanding the extraordinary complexity of information that surrounds us. Our goal is to lead the discovery of principles and processes that improve this rapidly changing discipline.
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Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology can expect to find jobs as web developers, database administrators, security analysts, network engineers, IT entrepreneurs, and more. They work in the public and private sector for government contractors or for local, state, and federal agencies, as well as in high-tech companies.
The information technology bachelor’s degree emphasizes hands-on experience tackling real-world problems with its year-long senior capstone project, and a PITCH IT competition sponsored by the Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship (LITE) and local industry partners. The program in web development is a one-of-a-kind concentration where students learn the theory and latest technologies in web development.
Students have ample opportunities to gain additional training through the CISCO Networking Academy and can become CISCO certified while earning college credit. The department also offers DHS NSA certification for interested students. Many IT students work while earning their degree, and the online degree completion program was ranked #17 by Best Choice Schools in 2016.
- Database Technology and Programming
- Healthcare IT
- Information Security
- Information Technology Entrepreneurship
- Networking and Telecommunications
- Web Development and Multimedia