Bachelor of Science / College of Innovation & Technology
Students majoring in Computer Science & Information Technology (IT) learn the process of designing and developing computer systems – the hardware, software, networks and IT applications for carrying out tasks or solving business challenges. This broad field focuses on computers and telecommunications networks in managing, testing and improving the collection, storage, retrieval and transmission of information.
Information technologists, commonly known as IT professionals, have diverse roles that may include implementing networks, upgrading a company’s software or hardware, installing internal applications and building websites. IT professionals are key to operations in most business environments, because of the growing reliance on high technology and the Internet in the global economy.
Florida Poly’s Computer Science & Information Technology Degree offers students a rigorous academic environment, yet is career-focused. The program offers hands-on learning and small class sizes while providing access to current and emerging technologies. Over 85 industry partners provide students with internship opportunities and keep pace with demand for IT professionals with specialized skills and knowledge.
According to Computer World, a resource for business technology, a survey of IT executives revealed the most in-demand positions at leading companies are programming / application development, project management, and help desk and technical support.