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Program Description: Bachelor of Information Technology

The Bachelor in Information Technology is accredited under the General Criteria and the Information Technology Program Criteria by the Computing Accreditation Commission of

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The use of computers in commerce and industry keeps the college educated IT professional at the forefront of occupational demand. The Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T.) program prepares for a career path where the student contributes to the continued deployment of technology infrastructure, (operating systems, browsers, applications, softwares, networking, etc.). It blends both CS, IT, and Business coursework and requires an internship for the completion of the degree. The degree is accredited by ABET, see Please contact our department for more info, please call (816) 235-1193, or e-mail to

The degree of Bachelor in I.T. is designed so that graduates will attain employment in an IT related field. Some graduates will achieve appropriate certifications and/or will pursue advanced study in business, IT or other fields. Graduates will be engaged in lifelong learning and thereby advance in their careers. There remains a large and growing number of unfulfilled IT positions both nationwide and within the Kansas City area. B.I.T. graduates are typically employed as software developers, network specialists, web developers, information system operators, programmer analysts, digital media specialists and database administrators. The need of the future is for students with an analytic and problem solving mindset who are able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing environment.