Why Study Information Technology?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements:
37-41 hours
Foundation Courses: 3 hours
Program Core Courses: 12 hours
Program General Selective Courses:
15 hours
Program Concentration Selective Courses: 27 hours
Electives: 22-26 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements  

With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Governors State, a Cisco Academy institution, you will be equipped to build, maintain, and protect information systems. In the program,students develop hands-on experience through exposure to components such as VMware virtualization software, Microsoft Server 2012 and 2016, Cisco Packet Tracer, physical Cisco switches and routers, pfSense firewalls, and Cisco NetAcad. Workshops are also offered to students in CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+, allowing them to prepare for key industry certification examinations.

During the senior year, IT students are paired with local businesses to gain experience through real-world projects. IT students also work closely with related programs in Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Management Information Systems, allowing you to tailor your degree to your career interests.

Reach your career goals.  

Employment in computer and IT positions is forecasted to grow by 13% over the next decade, due to increases in cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security (Bureau of Labor Statistics). IT graduates are prepared to enter the private, government, or nonprofit sectors, or pursue graduate studies.

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

If you are ready to take the next step, you can create an account and apply here, or simply request more information about the programs of your choice.

Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

Campus Location

Campus Location

If you have been wondering, "Where is Governors State University?" Learn more about our campus, and get directions to come visit us or take a virtual tour!

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