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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major, Minor, Includes Accelerated Master's Option

Students have access to the resources, diverse and advanced program facilities of a Computer Science department with the applied courses of Information Technology in a flexible program that allows for a significant amount of personal customization. As part of the Department of Computer Science’s Division of Data Science and Information Technology, students have a wide range of opportunities for extracurricular activities.

To enable high-achieving and motivated students to earn a bachelor's degree in Information Technology and a graduate degree in five years, we offer an Information Technology, BA/MBA Accelerated Program, an Information Technology, BA/MS Computer Science Accelerated Program, and an Information Technology, BA/MS Cyber Security and Information Assurance Accelerated Program.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Students should expect small, intimate classes staffed by full-time faculty, with access to a variety of advanced resources from laptops to large computational and data clusters to 3D printing.

Minor Requirements

The IT minor contains skill-based courses, which would complement nearly any degree. Students who desire specialized technology training to enhance their appeal to employers should consider an IT minor.

Sample Courses

  • System Administration & UNIX
  • Software Project Management
  • Computer Networking
  • Networking Security

Outcomes

Career options include:

System architecture and administrator
Database system architecture and administration
Network architecture and administration
Data warehouse architecture and administration
Software design
Security design and administration
Web design
Document and information management