Information Technology, B.S.
An information technology (IT) specialist assumes responsibility for selecting appropriate hardware and software for an organization; integrating those products with organizational needs and critical infrastructure; and installing, customizing, securing, and maintaining those applications for the organization's users. Graduates possess more than knowledge and practical hands-on expertise, they also have the confidence and know the strategies to take care of both the information technology infrastructure and the people who use it.
Information technology students receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Grand Valley State University's IT program embraces the value of hands-on learning supplemented by collaboration with professionals from multiple computing disciplines during their internship and capstone project. A minor in IT is also available.
Why Study Information Technology at Grand Valley?
- Theoretical foundation and practical experience offer excellent preparation for the job market, along with valuable industry experience.
- By focusing on the underlying principles behind cybersecurity, our program prepares students to handle future cybersecurity challenges, in addition to today's threats.
- Dedicated, state-of-the-art computer labs offer relevant, hands-on learning.
- Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have a breadth of experience in the industry.
- By choosing electives and minors in related subject areas, students can further tailor their degree to fit their individual interests and career goals.