Bachelor of Science in information technology

    Computer Science

    Tackle complex computing problems and implement creative solutions in the collaborative atmosphere of Wayne State University. Our bachelor of science in information technology equips you to select, develop, apply, integrate and administer secure computing technologies that enable users to accomplish their personal, organizational and societal goals.

    Learn to analyze, communicate and work on a team in hands-on settings with industry-leading companies and startup visionaries. The knowledge, experience and networks you gain at Wayne State will empower you to succeed long into your professional career.

    What you'll learn in information technology

    A B.S. in information technology from Wayne State University prepares you to:

    • Analyze complex, real-world problems to identify and define computing requirements and apply computational approaches to the problem-solving process.
    • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the IT discipline.
    • Communicate technical information effectively for diverse audiences and purposes.
    • Make informed judgments and include unique perspectives in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
    • Function effectively on teams and employ self- and peer-advocacy to address bias in interactions, establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.
    • Identify and analyze user needs and consider them during the selection, integration, and administration of computer-based systems.

    B.S. in information technology program curriculum and courses

    The bachelor's in IT program curriculum builds a foundation of technical expertise, then enhances your learning through hands-on projects and design courses in networking and system administration, web and multimedia content development, programming, and application development, including database management systems and web applications. You'll develop practical skills through collaboration across disciplines and in real-world industry settings.

    To earn a B.S. in information technology, you'll complete 69 credits in computer science, engineering, mathematics and professional communication, and a total of 120 credits including your general education courses at Wayne State. We also encourage IT students to consider the 29-credit business administration minor, which can round out your skills for professional contexts.

    Review the bachelor of science in information technology degree requirements.

    Real-world experiences and opportunities in information technology

    Gain hands-on practice in IT settings in an internship or co-op placement. Through Wayne State's connections with international firms and local startups, you can find experiential learning opportunities and paid co-op positions that allow you to establish a professional network and prepare for career success. These placements pay off: of Wayne State engineering graduates who receive a job offer before graduation, nearly 40% are connected through an internship or co-op position.

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    Design and participate in leading-edge research at Wayne State University alongside industry-leading faculty advisors. Our multidisciplinary and translational research models produce compelling findings and contribute to important strides in the field of information technology, from applications related to renewable energy to medical systems and more. Here, you'll apply your classroom knowledge to real-world problems and set yourself apart as a leading mind in IT.

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    Information technology bachelor's degree career outlook

    Information technology is a high-demand, high-reward field: jobs in computer and information technology are projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, and they boast a median annual wage of $97,430 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). With an Information Technology bachelor's degree, you'll join successful WSU graduates like Kathy Kay, VP of PG&E, and you'll prepare for graduate studies or move directly into a career in the industry, academia, government, or your community with a position like:

    • Application developer
    • Computer and information research scientist
    • Computer programmer
    • Computer support specialist
    • Computer systems analyst
    • Database administrator
    • Database architect
    • Digital designer
    • Game developer
    • Information security analyst
    • Network and computer systems administrator
    • Software developer
    • Quality assurance analyst
    • Web developer

    Admission requirements

    To apply as a first-year student, follow our streamlined application process. SAT and ACT scores are optional!

    Students can now transfer unlimited credits as long as they earn a minimum of 30 credits at WSU and CS requires at least 28 credits of CSC coursework. Review our guide for community college transfer students for more on how to navigate the process.

    Our application deadlines are:

    • Fall (September–December) -  Aug. 1
    • Winter (January–April) - Dec. 1
    • Spring/summer (May–August) - April 1

    Learn more about Wayne State University's B.S. in information technology

    With a bachelor of science in information technology from Wayne State University, you'll establish theoretical knowledge and practical skills to excel in professional settings. Building upon interdisciplinary study and real-world experience, you'll consistently master new technologies and succeed in the rapidly evolving world of information technology.