Information Technology Major

Information Technology is a program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs.

 

Information Technology majors and degree programs will cover courses in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Information Technology majors and degree programs will cover courses in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Information Technology (use the College Search feature and enter "information technology” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Information Technology?

A degree in Information Technology is highly useful and can give you the opportunity to work in a variety of settings.  As well, there is great potential to rise-in-the-ranks in the field of IT because there are so many vast areas to choose from.  From entry-level computer support positions to professional management roles within a corporation, a degree in this field can offer the ultimate in flexibility that can be customized to suit your interests and future goals.  Example focus areas include (but are not limited to) information security, systems architecture, systems administration, and technical support.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Information Technology

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

Publications/Magazines Information Technology