You are a whiz on the computer, but you also like business. You created your own website for your babysitting or lawn-mowing service in high school and showed your parents how to protect their accounts online. Sound like you? Then you might be perfect for the information technology sector, which includes database networking, information security, and online marketing as some of the major focus areas.
Companies aspiring to maintain consumer confidence in a struggling economy are spending more on information technology to expand their global reach. Increasing demand for specialists in the information technology field means graduates in this major will have plenty of career opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that information technology professionals with complementary expertise in business and communications will have the most promising career opportunities.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology combines traditional computer science courses with knowledge of business management and financial and analytics practices. This integrated curriculum teaches you the range of skills that are essential to success in all careers.
As an Information Technology major, you benefit from exposure to diverse technologies as they relate to business. These include software development, digital arts, databases, IT security management, telecommunications, website building, computer architecture, project management, and analytics. The program also focuses on the creation of technology tools and explores topics such as programming, data structures, and algorithm design.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Bryant’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares you for a number of careers. Recent graduates hold titles such as associate application developer, business analyst, software developer, platform analyst, and technology security and risk services associate, to name a few. You will also be prepared to enter graduate school and pursue a variety of advanced degrees.
Information Technology faculty
Bryant’s Information Technology faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and industry experts and practitioners. They enhance their expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and bring this knowledge into the classroom. They also provide personal guidance for students pursuing internships and positions in the many industries that rely on exceptional information technology skills and competencies.
Luke Bornheimer '10
Freelance mobile app designer
"Being able to tell Professor [Michael A.] Roberto that I got the job was one of the greatest moments of the whole process," says Bornheimer who, before branching out on his own as a freelance mobile app designer, worked for Google at the company's campus in Mountain View, CA, as an associate in mobile product support/operations.
It was his passion for the technology industry and his own persistence that landed him an interview with Google and Bornheim turned to Trustee Professor of Management Mike Roberto, who suggested books to read and offered advice and support.
CHANGE OF HEART
Alex Geer ’12
Associate Systems Analyst, Fidelity Investments
When she first began her college search, Geer refused to consider Bryant because it was her mother’s alma mater. After visiting campus and speaking with students, though, Geer knew it was the place for her. She had always been interested in technology, and, after two required classes, she declared IT as her major. Geer interned as a systems analyst at Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company conveniently located across the street from Bryant, and today she is an associate systems analyst at Fidelity Investments. “Choosing Bryant will be the best decision you make leaving high school,” she says.