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Information Technology B.A.  

Major  Minor  
120 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
 

Information drives our economy, which means every industry from advertising to zoology needs qualified information technology professionals to help secure, create and manage computer and network systems. With technology evolving at a rapid rate, and in an increasingly globalized market, businesses are in need of competent IT professionals who can harness the connective power of technology. 

The bachelor of arts in information technology degree from Concordia University, Nebraska integrates technology skill development with problem solving skills required in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global workplace. Our IT degree program builds a foundation in technical computer hardware and software skills, focusing on the essential components of IT systems to help you gain a strong understanding of the impact of information technology on many different professional fields. Concordia Nebraska’s IT degree includes a focus on client-server development, digital media and other emerging technologies such as cybersecurity and big data, so you are prepared with the most up-to-date information technology techniques. You will develop a strong blend of professional, organizational, technical and interpersonal skills to become a technological problem-solver, equipping you to find a career in IT right after graduation or to continue your education in graduate school to earn a higher degree in information technology.

With a degree in information technology from Concordia Nebraska, you will be able to apply computer concepts to real-world situations in order to design and create effective solutions to today’s knowledge-based problems within a cybersecure environment. If you want to develop amazing software, design multimedia experiences or create tomorrow’s smart systems, then a degree in information technology might be the right choice for you!
 

Core Concepts

The information technology program at Concordia University, Nebraska educates and trains students to glorify God and to become information technology professionals. The program enables graduates to develop critical thinking skills, to become innovative technology solution providers and to solve present and future information technology problems within a strong Christian and ethical framework.​​​​​​​

Concordia NebraskaInformation Technology: Learning Objectives

Students in the information technology program at Concordia University, Nebraska will learn to create and evaluate network architectures within a cybersecure infrastructure.

Students will configure and administer complex computer and database systems.

Students will design and process interactive information management solutions.

Students will develop and evaluate web-based software systems with client-server architecture.

Dr. Kent Einspahr - Computer Science

Prof. Marcus Gubanyi - Computer Science

Concordia NebraskaInformation Technology: Program Goals

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Students in the information technology program at Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

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Students will be able to design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

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Students will be able to communicate efficiently in a variety of professional information technology contexts.

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Students will be able to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

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Students will be able to identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation and administration of computing-based systems.

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Students will gain the knowledge needed to understand the core ideas and principles of computer science, to be familiar with a variety of common systems in the computing field, including cybersecurity, networking, databases and software development, and to understand and apply best practices in the industry.

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Students will develop the technical skills necessary to operate and maintain computer systems. Students in the IT program will demonstrate the capacity to solve real-world technical problems, developed through hands-on practice with projects and laboratory activities with workplace relevance, such as web development.

Concordia Nebraska Information Technology: Career Outcomes

IT Manager

Information technology managers are responsible for implementing and maintaining an organization's technology infrastructure. Businesses rely on a central information processing system to support efficient data management and communications. The IT manager monitors the organization's operational requirements, researches strategies and technology solutions and builds the most cost-effective and efficient system to achieve those goals.

5% Annual Growth Rate2
$52,370 Entry-Level Salary2
$83,510 Mid-Level Salary2
$132,520 Late-Level Salary2

Computer Systems Analyst

Computer systems analysts are responsible for administering and implementing all computer-related technologies, including network security, internet operations and software upgrades. As a computer systems analyst, you might be in charge of supervising the installation of new computer hardware and the maintenance of security networks.

9% Annual Growth Rate2
$55,184 Entry-Level Salary2
$90,920 Mid-Level Salary2
$147,670 Late-Level Salary2

Web Developer

A web developer creates websites. The activities include meeting with clients to determine what the site should do, designing the website, writing the code that allows the site to function, and testing the functionality across all platforms. 

13% Annual Growth Rate2
$37,930 Entry-Level Salary2
$69,430 Mid-Level Salary2
$95,020 Late-Level Salary2

Database Administrator

A database administrator is responsible for data integrity for an organization. Because of a growing reliance on computers and database systems, businesses need professionals who can keep their confidential data safe, secure and well-managed. As a database administrator, you might be in charge of installing and configuring database software and servers, develop and implement backup and recovery plans and create security models to keep data secure from viruses and attacks.

9% Annual Growth Rate2
$50,340 Entry-Level Salary2
$90,907 Mid-Level Salary2
$138,320 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaInformation Technology: Related Programs

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Computer Science

Concordia University, Nebraska’s computer science program is designed to help you meet current and future challenges in technology- and application-related fields. Here, you can gain a strong fundamental foundation with an emphasis on practical functions of theoretical concepts.

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Management Information Systems

Management information systems is a dynamic career field focused on employing technologies in ways that help businesses and organizations achieve their strategic goals and operational objectives. Information systems have become increasingly important as technology advances, creating a high demand for skilled individuals.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.