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B.S. Information Technology

We See Your Future in Information Technology
Excel in the growing field of IT with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology emphasizing experiential learning and leadership skills.
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Information Technology

Are you a creative problem-solver? Do you want to help organizations both big and small troubleshoot their technology problems and increase efficiency? If you’re like many students interested in IT, you’re probably asking, “what is information technology and how can I enter the field?”

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Norfolk State University will introduce you to the fundamentals of information technology and prepare you for an exciting career in information technology and IT-related fields.

A well-rounded information technology degree

As you earn your bachelor’s in information technology at NSU, you’ll acquire a balanced skill set in mathematics, logistics and communication to ensure that you are well-prepared for a rewarding career in information technology or nearly any other field. You’ll supplement your technology skills with a larger cultural, ethical and legal understanding of information technology’s role, both around the world and in an individual employee’s life. Our program’s focus on professionalism will also help you as you apply for graduate programs or work up to leadership roles.

B.S. in Information Technology Degree at a Glance

  • Average Class Size: 25
  • Formats Offered: In Person
  • Total Credit Hours: 120

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Why Study Information Technology at NSU?

What is information technology at Norfolk State University? It’s a program dedicated to student-centered learning, with distinguished faculty and an ever-growing community of peers and alumni who share your passion for education and technology.
At NSU, you’ll master the fundamentals of information technology while building a robust resume that speaks to your skills as a researcher and a problem-solver.

Professional preparation

You career in information technology will be about so much more than just the technology you’ll work with every day. It’ll also involve working as a team member, communicating with clients and writing reports. We prepare you for these tasks by designing an information technology degree program focused on professionalism.

Get hands-on experience in your field

To prepare for a career in information technology, you’ll intern for at least one semester in a technology-focused organization. In addition, you’ll conduct a yearlong research capstone culminating in a real software product. Gain experience and graduate with a product to show off to graduate committees or interviewers.

Experienced information technology faculty

Thanks to the small sizes of our information technology classes, you’ll get many opportunities to work closely with our dedicated information technology faculty mentors. They bring their years of experience into the classroom to help you connect the theories you’ll learn to the real-world settings of careers in information technology.

What Courses Will I Take as an Information Technology Student?

As you consider earning your bachelor’s in IT at NSU, you may be asking, “what is information technology and what kinds of classes are involved?” As an Information Technology major at NSU, you’ll take courses covering a broad range of information technology topics, such as mathematics, networking and programming. You’ll also have 15 credit hours for electives within information technology, letting you explore a specialization to prepare for a specific career in information technology.

Some courses that make up the core of our bachelor’s in information technology include:

  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Computer Security
  • Database Implementation
  • Principles of Speech

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Where Will My Information Technology Degree Take Me? 

Few individuals are more important in any organization than information technology professionals. They’re the people everyone turns to when they have problems with their technology. They also protect the security of the organization and ensure that employees can access software and documents safely. As companies continue to embrace remote working options for their staff, information technology professionals are in higher demand than ever.

Career outlook for Information Technology majors

Employment for information technology professionals is predicted to grow by 13% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s faster than the average for all occupations. Some careers you can look forward to after graduating with your information technology degree might include:

  • Help desk technician
  • Web developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst

How Do I Get Started in the Bachelor’s in Information Technology Program at NSU?

Have questions about applying to Norfolk State University? Want to learn about financial aid options available for you? Maybe you’re still wondering “what is information technology and how can it help me?” Whatever your questions or concerns, we have an exceptional team of advisers, counselors and staff who will help you on your journey to earning your information technology degree at NSU.

Learn more about the requirements for the bachelor’s in information technology program. 

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Accreditation for Norfolk State University 

Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Norfolk State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Norfolk State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (