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B.A. in Information Technology

Overview

This program is a multidisciplinary program; it includes a study of computer engineering, business, accounting, economics, communication, and telecommunication engineering. The principles, concepts, and skills necessary for successful professionalism in information technology are provided. It will enable the student to acquire essential computer skills, communication skills, and training in practical affairs in business. The student can witness the Gospel by utilizing computer technology and promoting ethics in the cyber world. Our mission is to prepare outstanding computer professionals to take leadership positions to advance the work of God in this rapidly changing technological world.

We offer two concentrations.

  • B.A. in Information Technology General

  • B.A. in Information Technology Digital Design

What can I do with this degree?

 For IT general, there are 4 functions you can expect after graduation

           

  • Systems analysis

  • Web and mobile development

  • Database design

  • Cybersecurity principles

 

For IT-Design

        Students who want to pair their artistic disposition with their computer skills should investigate a Bachelor in IT Design. With a degree in digital design, students can hone their design skills and learn the tricks of the trade to create a successful career in the creative industry. The number of career options available to students with a Bachelor's in IT Design is impressive. Students can opt for a career in the motion picture and video field and work as animators, or they can choose to enter the business world and work with companies. Most digital design professionals in the business fieldwork with marketing and advertising departments to meet companies' needs. They also work with software publishers and public relations firms.

What makes Bethesda's program unique? 

Four main points make our program outstanding.

  • Affordable tuition and learning expenses.

  • Two focuses, one is General IT, one is Digital Design

  • Experienced faculty with teaching and contribution in the working field.

  • Relative flexible learning format

What are the degree outcomes?

Upon completion of this program students will:​

  • Acquire technical skills in programming and technology troubleshooting.

  • Recommend, select, and service software/ hardware systems that meet the unique information technology needs of an organization.

  • Work both independently and cooperatively to meet the technology goals of the organization.

  • Comprehend the theoretical and applied uses of information technology in various business applications for problem-solving.

  • Apply knowledge and skills in system analysis and design, network design and administration, database design and development, operating systems, software and web application development, and IT security

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have? 

  • For IT General: Advance IT knowledge and earn one of the most in-demand bachelor’s degrees with a curriculum that includes courses in programming, software development, information systems, database development, computer networking, operating systems, and more.

  • For IT-Design: During their time in the program, students are encouraged to explore context and form, typography, image-making, photography, and interactive digital media. Within their programs, students have the option of specializing and developing their skills and ambitions.

What kind of courses will I take?

  • IT 105  Introduction to Information Technology 

  • IT 140  Introduction to Web

  • IT 141  Introduction to Digital Communication

  • IT 145  Introduction to Programming

  • IT 150  Databases

  • IT 223  Object Oriented Programming using Java

  • IT 240  Introduction to MATLAB

  • IT 262  Network Administration and Cyber Security

  • IT 272  Database using Visual Basic

  • IT 281  Computerized Accounting

  • IT 313  3-D Modeling Animation and Special

  • IT 315  Computer-Aided Design (Photoshop)

  • IT 320  Mobile Application Development

  • IT 340  Web Frontend Development using JavaScript

  • IT 350  Systems Programming with C/C++

  • IT 410 Computer Graphics, Animation and Games

  • IT 420  Web Backend Development using LAMP     

  • IT 430  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence using Python

  • IT 450  Introduction to Networks

Course Catalogs

For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see our full course catalog.

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Prof. Zongze Chen
Chair of I.T. Program

This is Professor Chen,

 

if you are interested and would like to discover more, welcome to discuss with me,
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

 

Email: zongzechen@buc.edu

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Arta Kublacova
B.A. in I.T

Bethesda is a great school because the count of students in classrooms allows you to have the ability to talk to the professor when I didn't understand something in the classroom. All my professors have been very interesting and welcoming. Staff members are friendly and helpful

4 Years
Standard Duration

This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.

135
Total Program Credits

This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.

TRACS/ABHE
ACCREDATION

Bethesda University is accredited by TRACS and ABHE