Information Technology

Information Technology

What is a degree in Information Technology?

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. A degree in IT from UNT Dallas opens doors to thousands of job opportunities in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the world in nearly every industry from gaming and cybersecurity, to healthcare and education. 

Interested in IT, but intimidated by math and science? Our professors will walk beside you every step of the way, making sure you fully understand and can apply new concepts. You are more than a number here. You are part of a supportive and innovative community dedicated to your success. We’ve also partnered with area employers to ensure you have the specific skill set they are looking for in future employees.

IT is the future. Take the next step toward a degree in IT today. 

For more information:
Richard Chandler
Richard.Chandler@untdallas.edu

Description of Field

Students will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology degree from the Division of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences. Students are required to obtain 122 credit hours for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. As part of the degree requirements, students are required to take a combination of computer science and computer engineering classes, as well as a concentration in Mathematics, Business, or Networks & Information Security support areas.

Possible Job Titles

  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Programmer
  • Software Technician
  • Multimedia Developers
  • IT Analyst
  • Database Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Systems Programmer
  • LAN Site Manager
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Budget Officer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Mathematician
  • Network Engineer
  • CAD/CAM Designer
  • eCommerce Developer
  • Java/J2EE Developer
  • University Professor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Wireless Developer
  • Web Developer/Designer
  • Technical Producer
  • Numeric Analyst
  • Special Effects Specialist
  • Applications Research Programmer
  • Network Operations Manager
  • SQL Database Administrator
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • PeopleSoft Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist

Success Strategies

  • Gain relevant experience through internships and co-ops
  • Stay current on programming languages
  • Earn a Master’s degree for upper level management positions
  • Seek the Certified Computing Professional designation by completing a series of exams and experiential requirements.
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills. Learn to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Gain knowledge in a variety of computer areas including minor programming, software, and hardware
  • Consider working at your university’s computer labs.
  • Earn certifications in networking and computer security
  • Take graphic design courses to develop creativity
  • Earn a doctoral degree for post-secondary teaching positions. Develop a research specialty.
  • Obtain vendor-specific certifications or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge

Online Resources

Gamasutra: Careers in Game Development- http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/jobs_display.php
ComputerJobs- http://www.computerjobs.com/
ComputerWorld IT Careers- http://www.itcareers.com/home/index.html
Jobs for Software Developers- http://www.developers.net/tech-jobs
GameJobs- http://www.gamejobs.com/
GameDev- http://www.gamedev.net/
Computing Careers- http://computingcareers.acm.org/
Just Tech Jobs- http://www.justnotesjobs.com/
Computer Software/Systems Jobs Page- http://www.nationjob.com/computers
Tech Careers- http://www.techweb.com/home
Video Game Developer- http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2000/summer/art01.htm

Professional Associations

Association for Computing Machinery- www.acm.org
Association for Information Systems- www.aisnet.org
Association for Women in Computing- www.awc-hq.org
Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals- www.iccp.org
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics- www.siam.org
US National Science Foundation- www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
American Society for Information Science & Technology- www.asis.org
National Black Data Processing Associates- www.bdpa.org
National Society of Black Engineers- www.nsbe.org
Association for Information Technology Professionals- www.aitp.org
Hispanic IT Executive Council- www.hitecglobal.org
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association- www.a-lista.org