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Improve technology, improve the world.

Does your curiosity race like data on a circuit board? Do you have a brain itch that only the science of computers will scratch? Great! 麻豆传媒社区 offers an information science technology degree program that will satisfy your technological interests and foster your enthusiasm for learning: a bachelor鈥檚 degree of science in information technology (IT). IT caters to the implementation of solutions for the betterment of businesses around the globe while still prioritizing technological maintenance, hardware, information systems security, and organization. Because of the wide expanse and influence of technology, when you have a job in IT, you have a job in nearly any field; from education to healthcare to restaurants, you will become an asset to any company鈥檚 team! IT professionals are the backbone of companies large and small, using their expertise to tackle real-world problems and come up with efficient solutions. Explore everything IT has to offer and more!

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By the Numbers

16:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

* The credit hours listed on this page only reference the specific program requirements and is not reflective of the total hours necessary to receive your degree. Cumberlands requires all students obtain a minimum of 60 hours for an associate鈥檚 degree and a total of 120 hours for a bachelor鈥檚 degree. Transfer and prior learning credits may be counted toward those totals.

To learn more about our General Education Requirements, please visit the page referenced below or explore our Academic Catalog.听

General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Applied Science

Simply put, IT centers on helping businesses run smoothly, get work done, and protect sensitive information. So, IT touches virtually every industry鈥攆rom finance to education to healthcare. Whether it is programming driverless cars, diagnosing diseases, or shipping products to customers around the globe, IT plays a critical role in advancing how we live, work, and play. The knowledge and skills you gain from a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology will benefit you in virtually every career path. After all, every workplace needs people who know how to evaluate data and come up with creative solutions to problems.

Course Requirements

ITSS 130 Application Software

ITSS 131 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

ITSS 230 Fundamentals of Databases

ITSC 230 Information Security and Assurance

ITSI 231 Hardware

ITSS 232 Web Design

ITSI 331 Networking

ITSI 336 Server Administration

ITSS 337 Business Intelligence

ITSS 440 鈥 Information Technology Capstone

Information Technology Sciences Upper Division Electives (300 and 400 level courses)

Minor in Information Technology Services

If you鈥檙e intrigued by the IT world but unsure whether you would like to pursue an IT major, this IT minor might be just what you鈥檙e looking for. You鈥檒l take a broad range of classes that cover the IT basics that will help you succeed in virtually any workplace. Information technology plays a critical role in advancing how we live, work, and play. Learn all the IT essentials you need to know 鈥搘ithout the pressure of a full IT major 鈥 with this minor in IT at Cumberlands.

Course Requirements

ITSS 130 Application Software听

ITSS 131 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming听

ITSS 230 Fundamentals of Databases听

ITSI 231 Hardware听

ITSS 232 Web Design听

ITSI 331 Networking听

Information Technology Services Electives.

Information Technology Science Emphases

Want to be an IT business leader? Interested in Cyber Security? Maybe artificial intelligence is more your thing? No matter which route of IT you hope to explore, University of Cumberlands has the degree emphasis that best fits you! Cultivate your skill in the specified area of your choice and get the most out of your Information Technology education!

Emphasis Area Requirements

ITAD 331 Foundations of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence听

ITAI 333 Robotics and Cognitive Technologies听

ITAI 335 Integration of Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence听

ITAD 433 Machine & Deep Learning听

ITAI 435 Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies听

*IT ELECTIVE
*Electives classes must be chosen from 300/400 courses outside the students selected emphasis area. Elective classes cannot simultaneously count toward both the emphasis/major and core elective requirement.

ITSC 330 Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity听

ITSC 331 Ethical Hacking听

ITSC 430 Information Security Management听

ITSC 431 Legal and Ethics听

ITSS 332 Database Administration听

*IT ELECTIVE
*Electives classes must be chosen from 300/400 courses outside the students selected emphasis area. Elective classes cannot simultaneously count toward both the emphasis/major and core elective requirement.

ITAD 331 Foundations of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence听

ITDS 333 Big Data and Data Fluency with Python听

ITDS 335 Data Analytics & Visualization听

ITAD 433 Machine & Deep Learning听

ITDS 435 Data Mining听

*IT ELECTIVE
*Electives classes must be chosen from 300/400 courses outside the students selected emphasis area. Elective classes cannot simultaneously count toward both the emphasis/major and core elective requirement.

ITSI 332 Interconnecting Network Devices听

ITSI 333 Data Center听

ITSI 335 Cloud Computing听

ITSI 432 Routing and Switching听

ITSI 433 Wireless听

*IT ELECTIVE
*Electives classes must be chosen from 300/400 courses outside the students selected emphasis area. Elective classes cannot simultaneously count toward both the emphasis/major and core elective requirement.

ITSM 334 Management Information Systems听

BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I听

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II听

BADM 136 Microeconomics听

BADM 331 Principles of Management听

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing听

ITSS 332 Database Administration听

ITSS 333 Video Game Programming听

ITSS 334 Web Programming听

ITSS 338 Programming of Mobile Devices听

ITSS 435 Software Engineering听

*IT ELECTIVE
*Electives classes must be chosen from 300/400 courses outside the students selected emphasis area. Elective classes cannot simultaneously count toward both the emphasis/major and core elective requirement.

Students will select 18 additional hours of 300/400 level Information Technology Sciences

Associate of Science & Associate of Applied Science

If you want to step into the IT realm 鈥 or advance your current IT career 鈥 more quickly than it would take to earn a bachelor鈥檚 information science technology degree, then this 2-year Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology from 麻豆传媒社区 may be just what you鈥檙e looking for. Whether it is programming driverless cars, diagnosing diseases, or shipping products to customers around the globe, IT plays a critical role in advancing how we live, work, and play. Simply put, IT centers on helping businesses run smoothly, get work done, and protect sensitive information. So, IT touches virtually every industry鈥攆rom finance to education to healthcare.

Course Requirements

ITSS 130 Application Software听

ITSS 131 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming听

ITSS 230 Fundamentals of Databases听

ITSS 231 Hardware听

ITSS 232 Web Design听

ITSS 331 Networking

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Mission & Goals

The goal of the School of Computer and Information Sciences is to provide instructional programs that give a broad understanding of computer and information science concepts and prepare you for various occupations in the field.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to create professional information systems solutions.
Cultivate skills for evaluating, investigating, and synthesizing hypotheses within the field.
Become a leader ready to serve government, industry, and academia by applying your knowledge ethically.
Become well-versed in cutting-edge technologies that prepare you to enter, and grow within, technological professions.
Develop quick, critical, and creative thinking skills 鈥 an essential skill throughout life.
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Information Technology Science Careers & Outcomes

*All statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Software Developer: $109,020

Software Developer: $109,020

Software developers design and improve computer, mobile, and console applications and programs.

Computer and Information Services Manager: $159,010

Computer and Information Services Manager: $159,010

Computer information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.

Systems Analyst: $99,270

Systems Analyst: $99,270

Systems analysts study an organization鈥檚 current computer systems and design ways to improve them for efficiency.

Programmer: $93,000

Programmer: $93,000

Programmers write, modify, test, and launch code to run software and applications.

Computer Network Architect: $120,520

Computer Network Architect: $120,520

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

Database Administrator: $101,000

Database Administrator: $101,000

Database administrators create, maintain, optimize, and secure databases to hold data for an organization.

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Common Questions

IT is a broad major that can be refined into a lot of different career pathways. If you have any love for technology, there is likely to be a career in IT for you. Being an IT major opens the door for a lot of possibilities for the future.

IT is an ever-growing field that is present in nearly all societal life. Whether it鈥檚 innovating new software, maintaining the hardware, medical coding, cybersecurity and protection, or something else, nearly every field needs support from information technology in order to function.

All programs at 麻豆传媒社区 are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation 鈥 and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

No! The classes you take at UC will begin by assuming you鈥檝e had no exposure to coding. You will learn everything you need to know about the language you鈥檙e learning in each programming class you take. Every IT major does learn some basic code in a few languages, such as C#, HTML, and PHP. This helps create a well-rounded IT student who has been exposed to the various fields in IT.

From the courses you take as an IT major, you will learn several different skills. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming
  • Cybersecurity听
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Problem-solving
  • Software installation
  • Using databases
  • Research

A common misconception is that IT and computer science are the same things. While there is overlap between IT and computer science, computer science dives into technology's theoretical side. Computer science focuses on using math and engineering principles to design new technology solutions, while IT focuses on implementing solutions to achieve business goals.

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Faculty Experts in Information Technology

Learn more about the professors you will interact with in the Department of Information Technology.

Dr. Raed Sbeit

Dr. Raed Sbeit

Associate Professor
School of Computer Information Sciences
Information Systems Security

Dr. Raed Sbeit

Contact Information

raed.sbeit [at] ucumberlands.edu
Brad Tipton

Brad Tipton

Database Administrator and Software Development
Information Technology
Information Systems Security

Brad Tipton

Contact Information

brad.tipton [at] ucumberlands.edu
NKY Campus
Jessica Shearer

Jessica Shearer

Vice President for Information Technology/ Adjunct Professor
Information Technology
Information Technology Sciences

Jessica Shearer

Contact Information

jessica.shearer [at] ucumberlands.edu
Gatliff

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