Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation.
Considering a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology? Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers a dynamic program to help you advance your education and achieve your career goals. Here are five reasons to choose an IT degree at GCU:
Expand Your Knowledge
At GCU, you can choose from two information technology degrees: a BS in IT or a BS in IT with an Emphasis in Cyber Security. Each program provides you with project-based experience. In addition, both degrees are designed for traditional campus or online students, providing you with the opportunities you need to advance your education.
Learn Professional and Ethical Practices
IT students at GCU are encouraged to conduct ethical research through the lens of our Christian worldview. In addition, GCU teaches valuable workplace skills such as how to communicate effectively, show initiative, approach problems as a team and work with self-confidence.
Develop Solutions Using Technology
During the BS in IT degree program, you develop problem-solving skills using technology, and become immersed in in-depth assignments and activities that help you develop a diverse set of solutions to common real-world problems. As you progress and gain more skills, you develop a portfolio of projects.
Use Technology to Manage and Support Organizations
As an information technology major, you have the ability to help improve the performance, increase the efficiency and lower the costs of enterprise systems. GCU’s IT programs allow you to acquire a variety of skills in multiple areas of information technology so that you may pursue a position managing or supporting any type of organization.
Prepare for a Career in an Expanding Field
By earning an IT degree at Grand Canyon University, you will be prepared with hands-on training and key competencies that help qualify you for in-demand, high-income careers within the technology field. For example, graduates with an IT degree can apply for positions such as a network and computer systems administrator (median salary in 2015 – $77,810) or a computer and information systems manager (median salary in 2015 – $131,600).
Does an IT degree from Grand Canyon University sound like the perfect fit for you? Visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page to learn more about the dynamic degrees offered by the exciting and innovative College of Science, Engineering and Technology!
Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.