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Information Technology (IT)
This major provides students with a real world, hands-on program that bridges the gap between computer scientists and general users. The Information Technology Program is multidisciplinary involving hardware, software and IT management focused courses. The information technology major requires a core curriculum of 36 hours of course work in computer science, electronics and computer technology, and management information systems. Students also complete a 15-hour specialized track developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor. An internship is highly encouraged. Students majoring in information technology will be prepared for entry-level positions in networking, database development and administration, web programming and development, applications development, digital communication, and digital multimedia.
Graduates are expected to demonstrate:
1. Technical competency. Demonstrate technical proficiency by applying general and disciplinary reasoning and critical thinking to identify, analyze and solve problems.
2. Communication skills. Demonstrate effective communication skills in both oral and written form to articulate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals to peers, senior management, and other potentially diverse audience.
3. Managerial skills. Demonstrate organizational and increasing levels of managerial skills in their chosen field.
4. Ethical, social and professional responsibility. Demonstrate awareness of the impact, and professional, ethical and social responsibility of the practice of information technology in the state of Indiana and in a diversified world.
5. Teamwork mentality. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively and think independently in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
6. Lifelong learning. Demonstrate individual desire and commitment to remain technically current by engaging in continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning.
Completion of the degree requirements for the bachelor's degree in Information Technology qualifies you for careers in: IT systems manager, IT specialist, project manager, database system manager, IT technical support professional, Software support specialist, Web systems manager, IT technology manager, Network engineer, IT security specialist.
Who employs graduates with this major? Essentially every hospital, commercial business, school, not-for-profit organization, government office and organization, manufacturing company, web based business or sales company and computer equipment or related support company has computer systems that require IT professionals who can effectively manage these key resources.