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Information Technology
Information Technology
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Nearly all human enterprises in this digital age rely upon information technology (IT). If they do not have their own IT department, they work with one of the multitude of independent IT contractors to provide service. These professionals provide and maintain the technology needed for communication and computational storage, retrieval, transmission, and manipulation of data or information.

 

Career Opportunities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017

Preparation for more than just IT.

The acronym, “IT,” is often used synonymously with computers and computer networks. However, it has also subsumed the myriad communication devices we use including television, telephones, and radio. Individuals working in IT and managing IT for enterprises need a strong background in computer and data sciences, as well as computer information systems. Successful graduates hold degrees that provide a depth of knowledge and skills that prove versatility in the working world. A degree in computer science, computer information systems, or data science from Benedictine University hands students the tools they need to meet the IT demands and more in a variety of industries and agencies.

The Benedictine Benefit

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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in undergraduate science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers degrees that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter rewarding careers. Our degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Data Science are proven platforms for success. Many students find that combining one of these majors with a minor allows them to create a specialized academic opportunity that suits their passions and their aptitudes, and provides the background highly sought by employers.

 

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William R. Law, Ph.D
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
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