B.S. in Information Technology: Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goals

The Program will produce graduates who will:
  • Succeed as practicing information technologists.
  • Adapt and evolve in complex technological environments such as those found in the workplace.
  • Have a firm foundation in the computing and business principles that supports the IT discipline.
  • Be careful, precise, mature thinkers; and who will take with them, the intellectual preparation they need to apply what they have learned, to communicate it to others, and to continue their education for the rest of their lives.

Program Objectives

After completing the Information Technology curriculum, students should be able to:
  • Enter and succeed in graduate programs in computing, business, or information technology.
  • Solve business-related problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.
  • Apply their knowledge of computer science and business to develop business-related software solutions.
  • Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified business requirements.
  • Work in teams to create various software systems, both large and small.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve business problems encountered when constructing solutions involving information technology and related fields.
  • Articulate the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of an IT environment.
  • Analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of IT.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, individually and/or in teams.
  • Apply modern skills, techniques, and tools in their professional practice.
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