Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati

The Information Technology (IT) program at the University of Cincinnati will equip you with the tools and knowledge you'll need to implement and leverage technology. 

You'll gain technological and communication skills to help solve real industry challenges in a learning environment that reaches beyond coursework and class discussions. 

Three available tracks include:

  • Software Application Development (mobile, web, & desktop)
  • Networking/Systems
  • Cybersecurity

Several programs at UC are focused on technology and programming. This is how IT fits into the spectrum:

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Computer Engineering (BS)

Primarily Deals with:
Hardware

Education Focus:
Math & Physics

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Computer Science (BS)

Primarily Deals with:
Devices

Education Focus:
Math

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Information Technology (BS)

Primarily Deals with:
User interaction with device
Creating & administering solutions

Education Focus:
Technology

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Information Systems (BBA)

Primarily Deals with:
Technology & solutions for business

Education Focus:
Business

Real World Experience & Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a five-year program that includes five semesters of paid work experience (co-op). The University of Cincinnati partners with more than 60 companies for co-op, including Fortune 500 companies like GE, Kroger, and Duke Energy. IT students will typically graduate with a minimum of three semesters (one year) of full-time, paid work in their field. 

Aside from co-op, many IT students work part-time at UC's own centralized IT services provider, UCIT. Student organiztions with a focus on IT also provide opportunity for students to gain real world experience and leadership skills.

IT is the backbone of every organization. Fueled with valuable experiences, our graduates are prepared for a career in the field with possibilities in almost ever industry.

Bachelor's to Master's Programs

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The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a five-year program that includes five semesters of paid work experience (co-op). The University of Cincinnati partners with more than 60 companies for co-op, including Fortune 500 companies like GE, Kroger, and Duke Energy. IT students will typically graduate with a minimum of three semesters (one year) of full-time, paid work in their field. 

Aside from co-op, many IT students work part-time at UC's own centralized IT services provider, UCIT. Student organiztions with a focus on IT also provide opportunity for students to gain real world experience and leadership skills.

IT is the backbone of every organization. Fueled with valuable experiences, our graduates are prepared for a career in the field with possibilities in almost ever industry.

Research & Innovation

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I feel fortunate to be conducting undergraduate research on Google Glass. With great advances in technology often come risks, and I'm excited to be exploring whether they are worth it--and what this means for our industry.
- Marina Grebenshchikova, '17

The School of Information Technology boasts some of the best curriculum in the world with cutting edge faculty who stay current with trends in the field. Through research and creative endeavors, students and their faculty mentors share in the excitement of discovery, develop important skills, and explore career choices.

Student Success

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With three co-ops completed, a fourth lined up this summer, and an independent contracting business in full swing, Anthony Vella has secured a spot on the fast track for success. Vella, a third year Information Technology major in the Software Development track, is part of the IT + Accelerated program, where he will complete both his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Business Administration in five years.  

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