Tech Terms: IT Degree

An information technology (IT) degree is a degree offered at the associate, bachelor, master and PhD level. The degree focuses on the branch of engineering that pertains to the use of computers to collect, store, and share and protect information.

At the associate’s degree level, typical courses include project-based information systems, Website database implementation, introduction to DHTML and Java Script, as well a mathematics based curriculum. The master’s level of education in Information Technology typically spans two years and offers a more focused and advanced field study. Courses at this level range from principles of software engineering to advanced algorithms and program language. The PhD in IT is the highest degree level offered, and is often focused on research.

An Information technology degree differs from computer science in that one is expected to understand and explore management and information theory.

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