Computer and Information Technology Major

To stay relevant in a global economy, modern businesses need sharp leaders who keenly understand business technology. As a major in computer technology at Ball State, you’ll become one of those leaders. Our program of study helps you build a strong foundation in the concepts, theories, and practices of information technology, including the design, implementation, and administration of secured systems and networks.

To master business technology, you’ll need to go beyond classroom learning. That’s why our course of study includes an internship providing real-world experience in today’s computer environments.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Cybersecurity
  • Datacenter Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Wired/Wireless Network Infrastructures
  • Technology Leadership

Major Requirements

As a major in computer and information technology, you’ll embark on a course of study that includes:

  • University Core Curriculum
  • 47 credit of technology foundation courses
  • An 18 credit concentration in Network and Systems Cybersecurity; Systems Infrastructures; or Network Infrastructures

The minor in business administration for computer technology is specially designed to help you better understand how organizations operate. Required courses can be found under the computer technology listing in the Course Catalog.




A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Systems Administration Fundamentals
  • Data Networking
  • Linux
  • Virtualization
  • Technology Automation
  • Computer Security
  • Communications

For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Field experience is one of the best ways to blend classroom theory and learning with meaningful professional experience that relates to your major. That is why we require all of our students to complete an internship. Learn more.

Careers in Computer and Information Technology

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for technical and supervisory positions in information technology. They may work as:

  • computer support specialists
  • system/network administrator
  • system/network engineer
  • IT project manager
  • director of technology
  • IT consultant

Graduates may also provide software, hardware, and networking support and identify, research, and resolve hardware and associated software problems.

Several students also choose to enter graduate school directly after graduation.  This is an alternative appropriate for students who intend to pursue careers in information technology administration.

Paying for Your Education

College Scholarships

About four of every five students receive some kind of merit- or need-based assistance with their tuition and fees. On top of the dozens of options our university offers its students, Miller College of Business gives several awards every year to its own students. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

With high earning potential, strong projected job growth, and a constantly evolving atmosphere that always keeps things interesting, information systems and operations management is a smart career choice. Start the journey today with Ball State by applying below.

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