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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Advance Your Technology Skills. Prepare for an In-Demand Career.

As the technology field grows and evolves, companies seek out professionals equipped to secure and manage networks, analyze data, develop new software programs and fuel innovation on a broader scale.

Through a comprehensive core highlighting the field’s myriad applications, UT Tyler’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares you to fulfill this role — from fortifying cybersecurity strategies for East Texas businesses to helping multinational organizations sort through and draw meaningful insights from data. Based on your interests, select up to three concentrations from cybersecurity, data analytics, computer architecture, programming, data management, and entrepreneurship to customize your degree to your aspirations.

University HQ named UT Tyler one of the Top 100 Affordable Information Technology Schools, as well as one of the Top 100 Most Affordable Computer Science Schools.

Why Major in Information Technology at UT Tyler?

Technology powers businesses of all kinds. Considering what companies need to compete, information technology majors at UT Tyler develop expertise in computing, networking, cybersecurity, databases and programming — all essential skills that benefit you as you enter the workforce and advance your career.

  • Advanced Technologies: In our Data Analytics Lab, get exclusive access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center and Stampede II, ranked as one of the fastest supercomputers in the world.
  • Exceptional Facilities: At almost 140,000 square feet, the home of the Soules College of Business holds numerous lab rooms, study areas, classrooms and an auditorium.
  • Flexible Programming: Obtain up to 78 credit hours in information technology with core courses covering database design, retail cybersecurity and modern information system architecture.
  • Guidance: Receive one-on-one guidance for your course of study. Upon admission to the information technology major, work with an academic adviser to create an individualized plan of study to complete your degree.
  • A Strong Student Community: Our active student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery helps you advance your technical skills while socializing with like-minded students.


Through the degree’s core courses, develop a strong information technology foundation, a thorough understanding of business needs and the ability to communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and business leaders.

Information technology majors share a core curriculum that includes concepts common to all specializations. These include:

  • Introduction to Information Systems Software
  • Programming Fundamentals for Non-CS Majors
  • The Object-Oriented Paradigm
  • Computer Organization
  • Social and Professional Issues in Computing
  • Database Design
  • Retail Cybersecurity
  • Data Communications and Computer Networks

In addition, students must complete at least two specialized tracks, each requiring at least nine credit hours. It is possible to take three tracks.

The tracks include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics
  • Computer architecture
  • Programming
  • Data management
  • Entrepreneurship

Information Technology Major Requirements

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology?

Based on their specializations, our students embark on careers as network administrators, data architects or security specialists, among other entry-level IT roles. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 15% growth across all computer and information technology occupations through 2031 — much faster than average.

Our graduates hold positions with leading regional and national employers including:

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Brookshire Grocery Co.
  • Carrier Corp.
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
  • City of Tyler
  • Genesis World
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Oracle
  • Trane Inc.
  • UT Health East Texas

How to Apply

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a streamlined admissions process for all undergraduate students. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Ready to apply? Review all undergraduate requirements to get started.

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UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

Transfer Prerequisites

Transfer students should complete the following lower-division courses to meet prerequisites for junior- and senior-level courses.

  • BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
  • COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II
  • COSC 2325 Computer Organization

Math requirements are track specific and may be completed before transferring to the program.

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential Scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.

Next Steps

Begin your journey to a successful IT career. Discover all the places an information technology degree from UT Tyler can take you.