What is IT?
“Information technology (IT) is a label that has two meanings. In common usage, the term ‘information technology’ is often used to refer to all of computing. As a name of an undergraduate degree program, it refers to the preparation of students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations” (ACM, 2008). more…
Information technology (IT) involves the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing and communication technologies to meet user needs in an organizational and societal context. It is complimentary to other computing disciplines such as Information Systems (IS); however, its emphasis is on the technology itself as opposed to the information conveyed. It requires a complimentary mix of knowledge and practical hands on skills to support an organization’s IT infrastructure and the people who use it.
This program is designed to provide undergraduate level IT education for those preparing to enter the workplace as IT professionals and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the IT field. Specifically graduates:
- Use their proficiency with information technology principles and practices to solve a variety of problems.
- Explain the selection, deployment and maintenance principles that under lie information technology.
- Understand the ethical and societal issues facing information technology professionals and can formulate appropriate solutions.
- Work effectively in teams and communicate effectively.
Program Requirements (B.S. IT at Towson University Main Campus)
Requirements for completion of the program are:
- Completion of 13 required courses (40 units)
- Completion of 5 elective courses from the approved list (15 units)
- Completion of 3 required general education core course (9 units)
- All other university graduation requirements
Link to University admissions and scholarship information is available at the Towson University Admission homepage.