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.
Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology has experienced rapid growth over the last few months, adding new STEM degrees in areas like computer science, IT and engineering. And, GCU is continuing to meet the demands of today’s workforce, by adding online STEM degrees in fields like computer programming, IT and cyber security.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming
At GCU, you can increase your understanding of Java, C# and SQL as well as software development by earning an online degree in computer programming. This online degree program offers challenging coursework that is relevant to the 21st century and caters to the vast demand for professionals skilled in programming. The curriculum emphasizes the integration of mobile network technologies, software as a service and proficiency in a variety of programming languages.
Graduates of this online degree program build the necessary skills and acquire the advanced knowledge to pursue a career as a computer programmer, computer systems analyst, database administer or software developer.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Grand Canyon University’s online information technology degree provides an understanding of platform technologies, programming fundamentals, cloud computing, data centers and more. The versatile curriculum teaches valuable workplace skills as well as professional and ethical practices through GCU’s Christian worldview. The transfer-friendly online program is ideal for critical thinkers seeking to acquire skills in IT for entry-level positions, current full-time employees wanting to switch careers or technology-minded people looking to develop a portfolio of projects to strengthen job candidacy.
Students who complete this program may find a career as an information security analyst, network and computer system administrator, a computer user support specialist or a computer and information systems manager.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security
GCU’s online cyber security degree focuses on the relationships between cyber defense, cyber operations and cyber law. Students in this online program are trained in computer programming and problem-solving using technology. The curriculum includes a security capstone IT project that helps students develop technical writing and business presentations skills for their future career. This project incorporates teamwork and guides students through developing a project proposal, conducting research and creating budgets and schedules. In addition, the online courses emphasize the importance of professional and ethical practices in relation to information technology and cyber security.
Upon completing this program, graduates may pursue a career as a security analyst, which has a much faster than average expected job growth. Other career opportunities may include working as an IT project manager or network support specialist system programmer.
Explore GCU’s opportunities for student success within our wide selection of campus and online STEM degrees. We can help you discover which degree program is the best fit for you! Visit our website or contact us today to get more information.
Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior majoring in marketing at GCU.