Information Technology (B.S.)
The University offers an online bachelor of science (B.S.) in information technology that offers students a real-world, hands-on major that fills the gap between computer scientists and general users. Graduates understand the fundamental concepts of information processing and are able to use them to troubleshoot a multitude of end-user application problems.
The major requires a core of basic coursework in computer science, electronics and computer technology, and management information systems.
- The computer science component offers exposure to operating systems, programming languages, computer architecture, databases, networking, cybersecurity, multimedia, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.
- Study in management information systems can include business computer systems and applications, database management and data processing, network management, business decision support systems, and business web development.
- Electronics and computer technology study is application-oriented and includes technical content, information, and theory for design, development, and utilization in areas such as electronic circuitry, computer technology, networking, cybersecurity, and other related technologies.
In addition, the information technology major offers students the flexibility to select a minor or pursue specialized academic interests in other areas. Each student works with an advisor to plan a program of study. For a list of minors, see online minors or on-campus minors.
The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows this program of study. Students also have the option of part-time study. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
The Information Technology Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Information technology graduates will find their generalized skills to be valuable in many occupational areas where computers play a vital role. Graduates may find jobs as programmer analysts or computer technicians.
Additional positions include Web developer, Web programmer, network specialist, database developer/administrator, digital multimedia specialist, digital communications specialist, and applications developer.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.