Computer Systems Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Technology will provide students with a thorough understanding of the technical knowledge, research findings, skills and methodologies encompassing computers, communications and software, with an emphasis on technology and information systems. It will enable students to design, create and manage modern information systems and employ technologies to solve complex problems in organizations. The program also offers a blend of computer systems and information technology that creates a well-rounded professional who knows how to think analytically, assess and diagnose organizational problems, and select the best solution.
Students will learn:
- A thorough understanding of the technical knowledge, research findings, skills and methodologies encompassing computers, communications and software, with an emphasis on technology and information systems
- How to design, create and manage modern information systems and employ technologies to solve complex problems in organizations
- An understanding of computer systems and information technology that creates a well-rounded professional who knows how to think analytically, assess and diagnose organizational problems and select the best solution
Admit it. You aren't quite sure how you would get through the day if you couldn't be connected. Technology is how you find directions, learn about great places to visit and get the answers to questions you have. You've always been techno-savvy. In fact, you're the one family and friends come to when a computer crashes or they can't figure out how to make it work. And now you're ready to leverage your technical skills, abilities and interests as you build a career that will keep you engaged and challenged as technology continues to change and advance.
Computer systems and technology are critical to the operations and management of any organization. Their effective and efficient use is considered a critical element for achieving and maintaining excellence. This has driven the need for well-educated professionals in the field.
On a national level, the demand for information specialists is expected to grow faster than average, up to 30 percent by 2018. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the regional demand for computer software engineers, computer specialists, computer systems analysts, and network and systems administrators is projected to grow anywhere between 11-50 percent over a ten-year period. That makes computer systems and technology a career with a great future.
As with many Duquesne University programs, this one incorporates four required courses to build a solid foundation and eight additional courses from a list of 11 options to let you choose the ones that best meet your interests and goals.
- Introduction to Computer Systems Technology
- Introduction to Information Systems Design
- Information Technology for Modern Organizations
- Leadership Trends in IT (Capstone Course)
Elective Courses (students choose eight courses from the following):
- Introduction to Programming
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- Project Management and Execution
- Technical Communication and Writing
- Problem Solving with Information Systems and Technology
- Database Management Systems
- Network Operating Systems
- Computer and Network Security
- Managing Information Systems Strategically
- Web Technologies and Applications I
- Web Technologies and Applications I
With flexibility to support your personal interests and career goals and the foundation employers expect, this program positions you to ride the wave of growing opportunity.
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
- Nicholas Negroponte