B.S. in Information Management and Technology/M.S. in Information Technology Education
The accelerated program in Information Management & Technology and Information Technology Education allows highly academically talented students to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in only five years of full-time study. A unique feature of the program is an internship with leading corporations. Major technology corporations often recruit our talented students to work on team projects. Students obtain practical experience supported by their academic course work and research in the industry under the mentorship of Department of Computer Science/Management Engineering faculty members and industry experts.
The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree program requires the completion of 159 credits – 129 undergraduate credits for the B.S. in Information Management & Technology and 30 graduate credits for the M.S. in Information Technology Education.
About the Field of Information Management & Technology and IT Education
A broad range of career opportunities are available for students pursuing this major including computer game programmer, help desk specialist, network security analyst, information technology teacher, team trainer, programmer, software designer, software development, systems administrator, systems developer, systems integrator, technology manager, Web site designer and Web site developer.
In addition to varied professional options, jobs in computer science often evolve into positions of considerable responsibility, which provide excellent preparation for s management opportunities in all types of organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of computer network, systems and database administration is expected to grow by 30 percent through the year 2018.