Bachelor of Science Information Technology
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Why Information Technology?
The ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the School of Engineering & Technology prepares students for a variety of IT positions to meet growing demand in the Pacific Northwest.
The program is for you if:
- You are interested in a program that responds to emerging trends in the next generation of information technologies.
- You value real-world education experiences. As part of this program, students will gain hands-on experience by working in industry as part of their program.
- You are an active learner, passionate about current trends in technology, and capable of achieving the goals of designing, managing, and supporting the next generation of information systems.
The IT program admits students once per year for autumn quarter only. Explore the links on this page for information on applying to the major, courses and planning tools, scholarships, and additional resources for students.
Questions? Connect with SET prospective student advising! We invite high school and transfer students to join us for upcoming informational webinars in February. Visit the SET prospective student advising page for details and to RSVP.
What makes the IT degree unique?
Although intimately tied to the computing field, the IT program differs from the Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs in the following ways:
Emphasizes a practicum and interest-based specialization-oriented degree. This means that there is a greater emphasis on application, deployment, configuration and development than on theory and principles. Students can choose to specialize in a sub-area of information technology such as Cybersecurity or Digital Forensics.
Actively responds to emerging technology trends and diversifications in information systems. The technology that manages information changes quickly as practitioners attempt to address real-world problems in industry, government, research, and education. This program will respond to changes that reflect trends.
Requires real-world experience by participating in an internship. As part of the required curriculum IT students are required to participate in information technology related internship. This exposes students to what it is like to work in the IT industry.