Bachelor Of Science
The BS in Information Technology focuses on preparing graduates who are able to configure software to meet the needs of organizations. Students acquire skills related to the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. This degree prepares you to become skilled in problem solving and programming, networks and communications systems, databases, Internet and Web technologies, security and project management, and have a strong grasp of business concepts and technical communications.
Students in the Information Technology program have the opportunity to learn from working industry professionals. These instructors bring their expertise from many year of experience working in industry and consulting. They have worked for companies that include Accenture, Microsoft, and United Airlines. Some of these instructors are also active consultants in content management systems, mobile computing, application security, network infrastructure, website performance analysis and predictive analytics programming.
Community Based Learning
Service learning is an important component of DePaul's Vincentian identity. Information Technology majors take three courses in which they develop web applications for actual companies. The course IT 278-Community Based Technology Projects is taken by most students in their sophomore year. The capstone sequence-IT 394 and IT 395-Software Projects for Community Clients I and II, is taken in their senior year. In these courses, students work in team with employers across all phases of software development. These service learning courses are an excellent opportunity for students to put the skills they've learned to use.
IT bridges the gap between computer science and information systems. Learn more about these distinctions.
Online degree completion is available for transfer students.