Computer Science and Information Technology Degree Programs

Explore Computer Science Degree Programs and Information Technology Degree Programs at GCU

The computer science degree programs and information technology degree programs within the College of Engineering and Technology at Grand Canyon University provide the hands-on training and key competencies to enter into careers in technology. Our technology-driven world continues to need innovative, highly tech-equipped professionals who specialize in top employer requested skills such as software development, programming language, networks, systems administration and cybersecurity skills.1

By earning a computer science degree or information technology degree, you can develop the skills for critical thinking, as well as hands-on, applicable and project-based experience. Take this educational opportunity to potentially impact the future of technology and develop solutions to take enterprise systems to the next level through a challenging career.


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Computer Science Degrees

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GCU offers a computer science degree with emphases in big data analytics, business entrepreneurship or game and simulation development. You can gain a foundation in software applications and multifaceted technology concepts to prepare for the tech needs of the 21st century. GCU’s computer science degree programs can help you explore high-volume data management, learn to develop innovative-based business plans or study game and simulation development.

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Information Technology Degrees

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Equipped with an information technology degree, you can have the opportunity to possess an in-depth understanding of network platforms and technologies, information assurance and security, cloud-based computing, and service-oriented architecture. Your knowledge and analytical skills may help to improve enterprise systems by boosting performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Our computer science programs can prepare you to become skilled in computer software architecture, design and development. You will design and develop tools (e.g. software, operating systems, and databases) for end users and IT professionals. Topics in the BS in Computer Science include algorithms, data structures, programming languages, software development and fundamentals of computing systems. 

Our information technology degree can prepare you to meet the business-driven technology needs of organizations. Combining business theory with technology, the information technology bachelor’s degree curriculum focuses on enterprise infrastructures (e.g. networks, servers and databases). You will be taught to leverage leading-edge technologies to store, protect, process and transmit data.

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GCU’s computer science degree programs can prepare you to affect change in software development and big data analytics and corporate business and organizations. Potential jobs for those with a BS in Computer Science degree or their emphasis programs may include:

  • Information security analyst
  • Database architect
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Data scientist

With an information technology degree, you will be taught to apply technology solutions to manage and support an organization. Graduates who earn an information technology degree may pursue careers such as:

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Database architect
  • Software developer
  • Software quality assurance analyst and tester

About GCU's College of Engineering and Technology

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The College of Engineering and Technology is committed to being on the forefront of STEM learning and preparing you for a challenging career.

More Online IT Programs at GCU

Our online IT programs are designed with the flexibility for you to conveniently learn according to your schedule to help you have the opportunity to gain a quality education.

1 Tauchman, E.R. (2023, Nov. 6). How To Transition From Software Development to Cybersecurity. CompTIA. Retrieved on Dec. 21, 2023.

2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, retrieved on Dec. 21, 2023.