Computer and Information Technology Major


  • Delivery: On campus
  • Credits: 120
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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

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.

Scholarship Option

This is a merit-based scholarship for Computer Technology majors.


Varies depending on available funds


  • Be a full-time Ball State University student in good standing
  • Be an undergraduate major in the Computer Technology program


  • A link to the application form on Qualtrics for the Computer Technology Scholarship can be found on the Computer Technology Datacenter community in Canvas. All Computer Technology majors have access to this Canvas community.
  • Applications need to be submitted by the first Friday in March for consideration for that year’s scholarship award.
  • The award recipient will be notified by 5:00 pm on the third Friday in April.

Master's Programs

Our Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) online and in-person master's programs allow you to begin your graduate studies at Ball State. To learn more about the CICS master's programs contact Kirsten Smith at or Anna Stumpf at

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If you’d like to learn more about our Computer and Information Technology program, feel free to call or email us. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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