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ITS Program Overview

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Whenever you browse the Web, make a telephone call or send a text, information network technology is at work. The McClure School will prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing information network technology field. We offer both a bachelor of science in communication (undergraduate checksheet) [PDF] and a minor in ITS (ITS minor checksheet) [PDF].

ITS professionals take the hardware and software created by engineers and put it to work, designing and managing networks of equipment that individuals, businesses, and governments use to communicate. You don’t have to be a math or science whiz!

Our unique program combines classroom learning with hands-on application of that learning in our extensive laboratory facilities. We also can help you find internships and connect you with alumni who can give you the benefit of their real-world experience.

Learn more about our undergraduate program as you explore this website. See course descriptions in the 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog (Note: the catalog uses the former name of the McClure School and will be updated soon - the ITS degree stays the same). You can also contact us for more information.

The Facts

  • 13%: Projected increase in employment for computer and information technology occupations from 2016 to 2026
  • $81,100: Median annual pay for network and computer systems administrators (2017)
  • $88,270: Median annual pay for computer systems analysts (2017)
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“The McClure School was an incredible jump point for my career. I found myself able to translate technical projects and requirements into real business results — a skill that is often required in the real world.” — Chris Kreitel, BSC `03, Healthcare Digital and IT Strategist and Trusted Advisor, PwC Consulting


VR/AR & Gaming

The VR/AR & gaming track allows students to study ITS with a concentration in Virutal Reality, giving students a diverse skillset that prepares them for careers in both the technical & business side of Information Telecom and the application side of VR. More details will be coming about this track in March 2021.