Information Technology graduates command one of the highest ‘average starting salary’ among all occupational fields at the Bachelor’s level, according to the Winter 2005 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the professional-level IT workforce will grow at more than twice the rate of the overall workforce between 2004 and 2014.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Information Technology provides the critical thinking and technical skills valued by employers in areas such as application design, programming, networking, database management or design, and Web development. The program offers four areas of concentration: System Administration, Applied Network Administration, Application Development, and Databases.
To qualify for admission to the program, prospective students must have been admitted at FIU at the undergraduate level, met all the lower division requirements including CLAST, completed 60 semester hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program. As part of the 60 semester hours of lower division course work necessary to enter this upper division major, prospective students must fulfill lower level course requirements and prerequisites.
Financial aid and Scholarships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of financial aid opportunities and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, hence, students are encouraged to apply early.
The curriculum consists of 120 credit hours. All students must complete a minor in another discipline (15 credits). Credits may be transferred from an ABET accredited institution of higher education upon approval by academic advisor. At least 50% of the upper division credits must be taken at FIU. In addition, all students must meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, must pass the CLAST or have it waived, and must meet all of the state and university requirements for graduation.