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For more than 30 years, the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) has been educating students for positions of leadership in the business and technology sectors. We apply these skills in a variety of situations, including business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations. In today's society, which is supported by an information economy, our graduates can fill the needs of almost any organization.

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Applied Cybersecurity-On Campus

Bachelor of Science

The Applied Cybersecurity program was developed in response to the persistent growth in criminal and state-sponsored cyber-attacks. Graduates learn the skills to be on the front lines defending, monitoring, and responding to the attacks of these threat actors. Learn more



Applied Cybersecurity - Online

Bachelor of Science

Ball State's online bachelor of science degree in applied cybersecurity equips you with the skills to defend computer networks, analyze threats, and investigate digital crimes. This flexible program, designed for working adults, prepares you for in-demand cybersecurity careers, all from the comfort of your own schedule. Learn More
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Computer and Information Technology Major-On Campus

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

The Computer and Information Technology program transforms students into technology leaders who implement, maintain, and secure system and network infrastructures on-premise and in the cloud that support organizational goals and objectives. Learn more.

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Computer and Information Technology - Online

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science 

The online Bachelor’s in Computer and Information Technology provides a strong foundation in IT concepts, preparing you to design, secure, and manage systems and networks. Offered with flexible online, asynchronous delivery, this program equips you for high-demand IT careers, all while fitting around your existing commitments. Learn More
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Computer and Information Technology Minor

Our minor in computer and information technology will provide a basic understanding of computer installation, networking, maintenance, and service/repair. Learn more.

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Minor in Network Administration for Non-Computer Technology Majors

Our Minor in Network Administration for Non-Computer Technology Majors gives you an in-depth technical and conceptual understanding of data communications and how you will interact with technology in your given discipline. Learn more.

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Master of Information and Communication Sciences - On-campus

With thousands of successful alumni working worldwide, our master of science program carries global recognition and value. It’s a breakthrough graduate degree generating top-notch professionals for the technology sector and all technology-enabled organizations. Learn more.

Master of Information and Communication Sciences - Online

Providing the same, high-quality, innovative, and immersive education and coursework of its main campus counterpart, the online MS in Information and Communication Sciences differs in that it is designed for working professionals looking to change careers or seek promotion with a current employer. Applicants must have at least three years of working experience to be considered. Learn more.

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Master of Career and Technical Education

The Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is 100% online. Requiring only 30 credits and no thesis. This degree is for those interested in CTE or Family and Consumer Sciences. 
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Director of Career and Technical Education License

Our program is designed for students who seek a Director of Career and Technical Education license required for administering career programs and facilities. Learn more.