College of Business and Economics

Information Technology


Information technology is a crucial component of all businesses and organizations across all industries. The major is a good fit for individuals that have an aptitude for technology, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and enjoy helping others.

Because it is a field that undergoes constant change, the UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology explores the transformative power of technology and provides approaches to continued learning and growth. The IT major leads to promising careers for graduates as programmers, network systems or data communication analysts, or information systems developers. 

Students have several emphasis options to tailor the degree to their specific area of interest, including Business AnalysisBusiness Application Development, Data Analytics, and Networking and Security.

The UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology requires a minimum of 120 credits, including:

  • General education requirements 
  • Business requirements 
  • Major requirements 
  • Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits)

Information on the requirements specific to the information technology major, including emphases options, can be found in the Course Catalog. Major video guides and course planning sheets are also available in Four Year Planning Resources.

Individuals wishing to deepen their knowledge with post-baccalaureate studies can complete an advanced online or on campus through the UW-Whitewater  Master of Business Administration and an emphasis in Information Technology or one of 10 other unique emphases.

Information Technology Management and Business Data Analytics are also available as minors for both business and non-business students. Requirements can be found in the Course Catalog, or in the College of Business and Economics listing of minors and certificates.

Job Outlook

Career prospects for information technology majors are open-ended with the potential for embarking on a number of career paths. Employment of computer and technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations, and the national median salary for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in 2018.1

UW-Whitewater Placement Information

Placement Rate2

98%

UW-Whitewater Salary Estimate (6 months or less after graduation)2

$58,010

Highlighted Employers3

CUNA Mutual Group, Fiserv, Northwestern Mutual, Sentry Insurance, Skyline Technologies

Common Titles3

Application Specialist, IT/IS Technician, Software Developer, Support Specialist, Systems Engineer

1 Bureau of Labor and Statistics - Occupational Handbook: Computer and Information Technology Occupations
2 Based on survey responses for 2016 - 2017 UW-Whitewater graduates
3 Self-reported data from UW-Whitewater surveys

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