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Bachelor's in Information Technology (BA)

College of Arts and Sciences
A comprehensive program of study in the techniques, management and technologies of information infrastructure and tools used in modern enterprises and society.
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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major, Minor

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. For example, see the Cyber Security Center for opportunities available to IT students to gain experience within the cybersecurity field.

Expectations & Requirements


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. Curriculum includes work on projects and other hands-on approaches to information technology.

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

  • 3D Printing
  • Network Administration
  • Software Project Management
  • Big Data
  • Unix and Scripting


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