Want to ensure a company’s information remains safe? Have a desire to create computer networks? Are you familiar with web programming languages? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology at the University of North Texas.
Information technology applies modern technologies to the creation, management and use of information. IT professionals perform a variety of duties ranging from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. Possible career opportunities include:
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s IT degree program provides you with computer science skills while offering more flexibility, fewer math and science requirements, and a supporting area that can be outside of computer science. Many people with course credit in another area will receive more transfer credits in this major.
This is an applied major focusing on topics such as database management, project management and web development. As you progress toward your degree, you will have the flexibility to:
Our game design program is one of the nation’s best undergraduate programs according to The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. Engineering students work with students from the College of Visual Arts and Design to create 2D and 3D games, learn physics simulation and perform research.
We are one of the few public universities in Texas that offers a bachelor’s degree in IT. Ours is the only IT program eligible for engineering accreditation from ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Md. 21202; telephone 410-347-7700). This accreditation recognizes the degree program for its strong technical components.
You will learn from faculty members who have been recognized by the National Science Foundation and earned the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Their research areas include computer networks and security, computer science theory, computer systems, software engineering, user-centric design, very-large-scale integration and computer-aided design.
The department operates several top-ranked centers and laboratories to help you complete course work and conduct research. They include the:
The Net-Centric Software and Systems Center was selected as the 2012 Tech Titan of the Future at the university-level by the Metroplex Technology Business Council. The award recognizes higher education institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth region that encourage and support students in choosing engineering and technology-related disciplines.
A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
Located 4.5 miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle, Discovery Park houses the College of Engineering and the computer science and engineering department. This 300-acre research facility pulls together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation. Our students prepare for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve quality of life for people everywhere.
Your required course work is divided into university core courses (30 credit hours), College of Engineering core courses (18 credit hours), computer science and engineering required courses (42 credit hours), concentration area courses (9 credit hours) and supporting area courses (21 credit hours).
The College of Engineering’s core requirements encompass two laboratory science courses, two math courses and a technical writing course. A 2.75 GPA is required for all advanced computer science and engineering courses.
Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320.