Information Technology (BS)
From securing networks to maintaining databases, the expertise of IT professionals is essential to organizations large and small. Individuals equipped with this knowledge have the opportunity to work in a variety of industries including corporate, education, government, healthcare, and nonprofit. With the need for cloud computing, management of big data, and cybersecurity, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 13% growth in information technology careers.
ACU’s information technology degree can guide your development in the technical skills you need to design, configure, secure, and maintain technology infrastructures. You will gain a foundation in critical-thinking, system assessment, and communication practices that allows you to succeed in the workplace. Our ABET-accredited program allows you to focus on security and administration or application development, with versatility in career opportunities upon graduation.
Our undergraduate Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Learn more about what this means for our students.
Excellent preparation for careers in information security.
Development of technical skills in the configuration, development and maintenance of technology infrastructures.
100% of our May 2017 information technology graduates were hired or accepted to graduate school within three months of graduation.
Areas of Concentration:
- Application Development: Focuses on a more applied approach of information technology, which develops the skills to create and maintain web, applications, and other software
- Security and Administration: Focuses on the principles and implementation of cyber security, information assurance, and administration of networks and databases.
This major requires an 18-hour support area that complements Information Technology, such as: Business, Digital Entertainment Technology or a different area of interest to the student.