Majors

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The department of Computer and Information Technology offers four degree options in fast-growing career fields.

B.S. in IT: Health Information Technology Major

The program in Health Information Technology (HIT) addresses the technology and processes used by health care providers and related organizations.

You will be prepared for jobs that integrate healthcare and technology in the evolving and fast-growing U.S. healthcare system, gaining applied technological skills to solve problems and manage information.

Career Possibilities for Graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information professionals is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2018. With the increasing use of electronic health records, more professionals will be needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management.

For more HIT career options, see What Can I Do With This Major?

B.S. in IT: Information Technology Major

This program is a bachelor's completion degree that allows you to create and build a unique IT pathway based on your ultimate career goals and/or plans for graduate studies. 

Years 1 and 2 introduce the fundamentals of IT. In years 3 and 4 you will develop your specialization through a set of courses and electives, a faculty-guided research or individual project, and a year-long capstone.

Career Possibilities for Graduates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites a faster than average rate of growth (22 percent) for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects, and a much faster rate of growth (31 percent) for database administrators.

For more IT career options, see What Can I Do With This Major?

A.A.S. Computer Technology (Continuation Option)

If you wish to earn an associate degree at the regional campuses and ultimately obtain a bachelor's degree in one of three computing programs that can be completed at the Oxford campus, this major is for you. You can complete an A.A.S. by taking approximately half of the courses for a bachelor's degree in one of the following majors: Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering. After earning the A.A.S. you may relocate to the Oxford campus and continue with junior standing.

Career Possibilities for Graduates

Students who wish to find employment after completing this associate degree are prepared for positions such as computer programmers, system support personnel and other technical computing positions.

A.A.S. Computer & IT (Career Option)

Computer and Information Technology focuses on the development and support of computing systems. The Computer and Information Technology (Career Option) major allows the choice of one of two concentrations that are essential to computing: Networking and Software Development.

Career Possibilities for Graduates

The proliferation of computers into every aspect of business and industry has created a high demand for technically skilled professionals who can design computer programs and systems, support users, and provide administration and maintenance of computer networks. This demand is expected to grow into the next decade.