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Information technology has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, at home, at work and at play. As an information technology major at UWF, you will develop the skills and mindset you need to solve problems where people and machines meet.

Why Study Information Technology at UWF?

Our program emphasizes applied skills, including an internship, co-op and research capstone experience that will prepare you for success in the information technology workforce.

You will have opportunities for experiential learning and undergraduate research and benefit from our relationships with major software and hardware providers. 

You will receive three credit hours for completing one of several professional certification exams. You can earn three credit hours for CTS 4121: Information Technology Applications by earning CompTIA Security+ certification and three credit hours for CTS 4139: Information Technology Applications by earning CompTIA Network+ certification.

Are you interested in another major? A minor in IT provides you with basic knowledge in IT and computer applications. Our department also offers minors in data processing and management, information systems administration and network administration.

What You Will Learn

The B.S. in Information Technology provides you with a firm grounding in cybersecurity, databases, networks, operating systems and programming principles. 

Student Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Red Hat and Cisco Certification

Red Hat Academy and Cisco Network Academy logos

UWF partners with Red Hat Academy and Cisco Networking Academy, giving you a chance to gain hands-on experience. Red Hat Academy provides online certification training for Red Hat System Administration I and II through our Linux System Administration course. Our new networking courses leverage the materials and environments provided via the Cisco Networking Academy to prepare you for entry-level Cisco certification exams.

Careers & Employers

Information technology graduates are in demand in finance and banking, academia, industry, government, health care and many other settings. Below are common job titles for information technology graduates, as well as examples of where our alumni work.

Job Titles


  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Linux Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • System Designer
  • Web Architect
  • Windows Server Administrator

Employers


  • Accenture
  • Ascension
  • Baptist Health Care
  • FIS
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Raytheon
  • U.S. Department of Defense

ABET Accreditation

Graduates will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

The UWF Department of Information Technology is tentatively scheduled to commence with ABET accreditation for the B.S. in Information Technology in May 2021.

Graduates will be known for their accomplishments in the early stages of their careers and should:

  1. Develop information technology solutions to important problems either individually or through interdisciplinary teams within a global and societal context.
  2. Professionally and ethically, engage in technical or business activity through information technology abilities, communication skills, and knowledge.
  3. Engage in continuing professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.

Featured Courses

A sample of featured courses you will take in the Information Technology program.

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