Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Overview
In today’s interconnected world, information and information technology influence all forms of human activity. If you aspire for a career with a high earning potential designing, selecting, implementing and managing technology services, this IT degree is for you.
At The Woods, you’ll receive a solid education rooted in liberal arts, which will help you master the critical thinking skills necessary to manage computer-based information systems. Whether you prefer to take classes on-campus or online, you have the opportunity to grow into a leader who can create effective solutions to today’s technology-related problems and into a professional with a commitment to lifelong learning.
IT professionals are needed in all areas of businesses and industries. You will be at the forefront of new technologies designing solutions and ensuring computers and networks are working efficiently.
These careers could include:
- Hardware and software support technicians
- Network administrators
- Systems analyst
- Project manager
- Helpdesk technician
- Web developer
- Database manager
- Support specialists
A bachelor’s degree in information technology promises a higher earning potential and a career helping people and organizations advance through technology. Employment data from the United States Census Bureau indicates an average salary of $92,592 for computer and information sciences and support services graduates during 2015. For computer systems analysts, the United States Census Bureau reports an average salary of $80,819, $32,280 more than the national average salary of $48,539 in 2015.
Plus, there’s a strong demand for information technology professionals in a variety of industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects strong employment growth for information technology-related occupations. For example, the BLS expects employment for computer and information technology occupations to increase 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average employment growth of seven and a half percent for all occupations.