Information technology plays a major role in most industries, from finance to health care, and graduates will have career longevity. IT professional are the users of technology. They utilize existing systems, software and applications to create/solve specific problems. IT specialists run the gamut in skills – from maintaining the databases that users rely upon to gathering information to serve customers; upgrading computer software, or setting up and maintaining the servers on which the company's applications run. You will learn all of this and more with a degree in Information Technology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Bachelor of Sciences in Information Technology (B.S.)
An IT degree emphasizes both theory and hands-on application. A BS in Information Technology will prepare students for a technology job in any number of key and growing industries. Graduates of this program can choose from many occupations related to cyber security, computer systems, digital forensics, web, database and more.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Information Technology (BAS-IT)
A BAS in IT degree prepares students to take a job serving on a technology team for a commercial, industrial, educational or governmental institution. Graduates of this program have stepped into roles as varied as assisting with computer issues, overseeing computer and network systems, assisting with new technologies, working in forensics labs or setting web pages, to name a few. This degree is a transfer degree and requires students to transfer in a minimum of 33 credits of which 15 are technical credits, in order to enroll in this program.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), College of Science and Engineering
Special Requirements1. Earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology or a related field, or have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in an IT or related discipline, and
2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended
Track OfferedB.A.S. – Information Technology*
*This plan is not available to UHCL freshmen. It is exclusively available to qualified transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Qualified transfer students must transfer a minimum of 33 hours which must include at least 15 hours of technical electives.
Student Data and Outcomes
I have attended two other universities and a local community college so far in my collegiate career. The IT program here at UHCL is the best program I have encountered. The professors are very knowledgeable and committed to their students. The courses have left me with a whole new appreciation for what Information Technology means in the future of business. Hands on work in class that results in working programs and databases gives a very rewarding feeling. Overall, I cannot think of a better place to study IT.Erich Late