We've become a technology-dependent society. And for those looking to enter a tech field, that means one thing: opportunity. Lots of it.
When you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies program at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), you join a growing community within the College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics. You'll surround yourself with like-minded peers ready to innovate and collaborate. Because when you're able to solve today's business problems, you can create tomorrow's most effective IT systems.
Learn to make the decisions that can change the course of business as an IT major at SNHU. With so many hands-on projects built into the program, you'll soon build an impressive skill set in IT systems, data-manipulation methods and computational-thinking strategies. As a bonus, Manchester is home to many tech companies, giving you nearby access to real-world opportunities.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in IT at SNHU include:
As an IT major at SNHU, you’ll have plenty of opportunity in the industry upon graduation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth will increase 13% through 2026, with the addition of over half a million positions.*
With your degree, you can prepare for a number of IT positions, such as:
Within computer and IT occupations, the May 2017 median annual salary was $84,580.*
SNHU’s curriculum for IT majors is designed to stay on top of ever-changing technology trends, so you’re well prepared for entry-level jobs when you enter the field. Throughout your information technology program, you’ll develop both the technical and business expertise that can help you succeed in internships, your first job – and beyond.
SNHU's bachelor's in information technologies program includes:
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
This course introduces non-programming majors to the fundamental concepts of programming. The course assumes no prior programming experience. Students study the basics of programming including an introduction to variables, data types, looping, conditional logic, methods, and built-in collections. Students gain valuable problem solving skills and programming experience by writing simple computer applications using Python programming language.
This course is an introduction to the design, implementation, and understanding of computer programs. The course emphasizes programming as a problem-solving technique in business and engineering applications. Students will write computer code in a logical, structured, and organized manner. The course also covers the key concepts of object orientation, including inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism and communication with messages. Other topics include classes and objects, base classes and class hierarchies, abstract and concrete classes. Students will learn to write, review and document interactive applications and working with Software Development Kits and Integrated Development Environment tools. This is a programming course and lab intense.
As modern organizations have become more complex, they have also become more project-driven. This course uses a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring and controlling the project. You will learn the methodologies and tools necessary at each stage for managing the projects effectively in terms of time, cost, quality, risk and resources.
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN).
This course stresses the social and professional context of IT and computing related to ethical codes of conduct. Students will examine the historical, social, professional, ethical, and legal aspects of computing in the 21st century.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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