Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
The need for information technology (IT) professionals and executives continues to grow as companies become ever more globally integrated and dependent upon the reliable and rapid transfer of data. Opportunities in IT are expected to expand well into the next decade - by as much as 36 percent. Technological advancements in hardware and software will continue to increase the competition to hire qualified IT professionals with a combination of technical and managerial expertise.
As an information technology specialist, you may design computing solutions that provide companies, nonprofit organizations, and government entities with the information they need to achieve their goals. By employing computer systems to implement and improve the way organizations work, you can combine your knowledge of computing and enterprises to bridge the gap between technical and business specialties.
Obtaining a degree in IT can open doors to many exciting opportunities in a variety of fields. As you develop strong leadership and problem-solving skills as an IT manager, you can easily transition from one industry to another.
Graduates with a degree in Information Technology have many career options:
Why IT at Lawrence Tech?
The Lawrence Technological University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology includes course work in database design, systems analysis, technical infrastructure, project management, information systems management, telecommunications, and general business. Class sizes are small, courses meet once a week, and you will explore various information technology topics through Lawrence Tech's online collaboration tools and the Internet. As you approach your senior year, you will select a concentration in systems design, infrastructure, or software applications. This specialization will give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in your course work with current technologies available in the workplace. You will acquire a valuable skill set that can be applied on your first day on the job.
- Day, evening, and online courses make it convenient for you as a working professional. In fact, your program can be completed entirely in the evening or online.
- The core liberal arts curriculum cultivates critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and decision-making skills that benefit you and society.
- Interdisciplinary courses provide you opportunities for exposure to architecture, engineering, the sciences, and the humanities.
- Community college students can transfer up to 75 credits.
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“Being a recruiter, I know first-hand how hard it is to find qualified candidates. When I receive a resume that lists Lawrence Tech, I can be confident that the candidate has the tools to confidently enter the work force with technical skill. Lawrence Tech offers such a wide variety of courses and concentrations that it has become a first stop for me when seeking top-notch technical and creative talent.”
The Lawrence Tech Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree includes up to 27 credits of focused electives and 15 credits of general electives, allowing you to customize the degree for your desired career path. While you will design your concentration in one-on-one meetings with your academic advisor, popular concentrations include:
- Communication -- information technology professionals who also are able to clearly communicate complex concepts to laypersons are always in demand. Students who select a concentration in communication can earn a Minor in Technical and Professional Communication
- Computer Science -- high-skill software programming is constantly in demand. Combined with the project management and IT skills you will learn in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, a concentration in Computer Science can provide you with an enhanced skill set. A Minor in Computer Science can be earned through this concentration.
- Health IT -- our newest concentration prepares you for a career in the fast-growing healthcare industry. The health IT management certificate includes graduate-level courses, allowing qualified students to embark on their journey toward a Master's degree.
- Other concentrations and minors include psychology, entrepreneurship, business management, and more!
For more information, including information for transfer and international students, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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