Grand View Announces New Information Technology Major

May 23, 2024

Grand View University is excited to announce a new undergraduate program, Information Technology. The fully online Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology (48 credit hours) or a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (57 credit hours), prepares students for a variety of roles in technology including networking, analyst, programmer and information systems manager.

Forbes reports a projection that the growth rate for IT jobs will exceed rates for all other fields by a factor of two. In addition, Forbes cites a World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report that projects four million more “digitally enabled roles” in coming years and echoes other projections that most of the fastest growing roles are in IT.

The Bachelor of Science gives students the opportunity to specialize in a particular area, and complete part, if not most, of a stackable certificate in Cloud Application DevelopmentData Analytics or Project ManagementBoth programs have a strong emphasis on skills-based learning, which will prepare students to complete the CompTIA A+, Project Management and Network certifications. Students have coursework in networking and security, coding (Python), SQL, cloud computing, Agile and more. And projects are hands on and geared toward developing job and industry skills.

While this program can be completed entirely online, students can take some in-person, daytime computer sciences classes if they choose.