The bachelor of science degree in information technology at Indiana State University is a real world, hands-on major for traditional, returning, and transfer students. The information technology major is cross-disciplinary with courses taught by the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology in the College of Technology; the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Management Information Systems faculty of the Organizational Department in the College of Business.
The program consists of 124 total credit hours with a major of 51 hours, 16 hours of electives, and a General Education component of 57 hours. Within the 51 major hours there is an 18 hour basic core; 18 hour second level; and 15 hours of information technology electives. Students in consultation with their advisor select courses from the approved list of information technology electives in the following areas: networking, database development and administration, web development, application development, and digital multimedia.
An innovative feature of the information technology curriculum is its multidisciplinary nature, involving multiple areas including electronics and computer technology, computer science, management information systems, computer graphic arts, geography, and journalism.
Students receiving a bachelor of science degree in information technology can expect to find professional positions in an extremely wide variety of information technology-related fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven of the ten fastest growing jobs for the decade 2000-2010 are information technology-related jobs.