B.A. Information 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.
When you major in information technology at Concordia, you will:
- Focus on client-server development, digital media and other emerging technologies such as cybersecurity and big data
- Be prepared with the most up-to-date information technology techniques
- Develop a strong blend of professional, organizational, technical and interpersonal skills
- Be equipped to find a carer in IT or continue your education in graduate school
Create effective solutions to today’s knowledge-based problems within a cybersecure environment.
WHY STUDY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT CONCORDIA?
As an information technology major at Concordia University, Nebraska, you’ll find a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world, hands-on experience, including:
- Training to develop critical thinking skills, to become innovative technology solution providers and to solve present and future IT problems withing an ethical framework.
- An inextricable foundation of Christianity woven throughout Concordia's information technology program: from faculty and administration to student activities.
- A focus on being good stewards of the resources God has entrusted us to manage and acting out our faith in an ethical way.
- The chance to grow in your faith and find your vocation in information technology.
Join Concordia’s programming team and become part of a community dedicated to becoming better programmers and software developers. You’ll have the opportunity to compete in national and international collegiate programming contests and competitions, as well as working on collaborative software development projects and developing and maintaining software systems. Get real-world coding experience that benefits the entire campus community!
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Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
An information technology graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:
- Create and evaluate network architectures within a cybersecure infrastructure
- Configure and administer complex computer and database systems
- Design and process interactive information management solutions
- Develop and evaluate web-based software systems with client-server architecture
- Understand the core ideas and principles of computer science, including cybersecurity, networking, databases and software development
Computer Science and Mathematics Minors
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Implement and maintain an organization’s technology infrastructure
- Support efficient data management and communications
- Monitor an organization’s operational requirements
- Research strategies and technology solutions
- Build effective and efficient systems
Computer Systems Analyst
- Administer and implement computer-related technologies, including network security, internet operations and software upgrades
- Supervise the installation of new computer hardware
- Maintain security networks
- Meet with clients to determine needs
- Design websites
- Write the code that allows the site to function
- Test functionality of websites across platforms
- Install and configure database software and servers
- Develop and implement backup and recovery plans
- Create security models to keep data secure from viruses and attacks
An undergraduate degree in information technology from Concordia University, Nebraska teaches skills for operating and maintaining computer systems, specifically how systems collect and store information as well as understanding and controlling how information can be accessed through computer systems, networks and databases.
By contrast, Concordia’s computer science program focuses on the foundations of algorithms in the design and development of efficient computer and information systems.
The management information systems program focuses on developing business theory and skills, while equipping students to manage networks, software and hardware of the information systems used to process and retrieve internal business information.
Concordia opened the Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business in 2019. The facility houses classrooms and laboratories for a variety of science subjects, including three laboratories dedicated to computer science and information technology. Students have access to a lab for hardware design, a lab for network design and maintenance and a student research lab. All IT labs house state-of-the-art equipment and technology to help prepare our students for real-world information technology applications.
IT graduates are well-suited for many entry-level positions in the technology industry and can transition into other positions throughout their careers, including:
- systems administrators
- project managers
- software developers
- information security analysts
- information technology consultants
- web developers
The average salary of your information technology career will depend on which of the many available areas you decide to go into. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a database administrator may start with an average salary of $51,800, while a software developer might start around $61,660.
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.
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.
1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.