The program prepares students to analyze procedures, methods, and uses of computer systems. Graduates develop the critical thinking, troubleshooting and analytical skills to help companies build and maintain computer systems, design and implement network systems, design software or make changes to hardware to improve routine habits.
They also learn how to study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. Coursework includes such topics as IT security, management information systems, computer architecture. Students also have a choice of electives in networking, software, or data architecture. Arts & Sciences courses enhance and support the technical coursework.
Degree Information: Graduates earn a bachelor of science; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Common Job Titles
Computer Systems Analysts; Information Systems Managers; Network Systems Analysts
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 edition of the
Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the
Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov