UT Tyler

Information Technology BS Degree

Prepare to Thrive in the High-Demand Field of IT

A bachelor of science degree in information technology from The University of Texas at Tyler will equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in one of the most dynamic, fastest growing fields in the nation.

The UT Tyler information technology bachelor's degree provides preparation for a broad range of career possibilities. Along with a challenging core set of IT courses, a wide variety of specializations is offered, from cyber security to computer programming to entrepreneurship.

  • Earn your BS in information technology through a program tailored to your specific needs. UT Tyler's IT degree program includes courses in computer science with flexibility and fewer math requirements.
  • A degree in information technology will position you to work in virtually any type of industry globally, from technology to healthcare, finance and education.

UT Tyler computer science alumni are employed in such locations as: The Trane Corp., Brookshire Grocery Co., city of Tyler, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, East Texas Medical Center, NASA, Carrier Corp., PersonalWeb, Microsoft, Oracle, Bell Helicopter and Genesis World.

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Information Technology Bachelor's: Flexible. Specialized.

  • Enhance your degree with more than one specialization suitable to your career interests. The UT Tyler IT degree program requires completion of at least two tracks, which include cybersecurity, data analytics, computer architecture, programming, data management and entrepreneurship.
  • Receive one-on-one guidance for your course of study. Upon admission to the information technology major, an academic adviser will work with you to plan a program for completing your degree.
  • Network with computing professionals through student membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

 

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IT Courses: In-Depth. Cutting-Edge

  • Information Systems Software

    Develop a proficiency in the use of the common applications of a productivity suite like Microsoft Office. Applications covered include Windows, word-processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations, email and the HTML editors.

  • Programming Fundamentals

    Learn about the fundamental concepts of procedural programming. Topics covered include data types, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of running, testing and debugging.

  • Database design

    Delve into information systems design and implementation within a database management system environment. In this class, you will design and construct a system using database software to implement the logical design.

  • Retail Cyber Security

    Explore cryptography, network protocols and their use in computer security. Get an overview of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms and their use for authentication, email and e-commerce.

  • Design of Modern Information Systems

    Learn about prototyping and computer-aided software engineering. Study advanced topics in information systems software, including system libraries, database design and distributed software. A complete information system will be developed from various software components.

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IT Faculty: Experts. Student-Focused.

Work side-by-side with your college professors on exciting research projects to gain hands-on experience and to prepare for graduate studies.

Learn from faculty members who are respected experts in their fields and who have worked as computing professionals with such top companies as Bridgestone and AT&T.

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Also see UT Tyler's computer science MS degree.

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