INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MISSION
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree Program is to educate students in the science and practices of information technology, preparing them for a lifetime of learning and for careers in information technology as well as in a wide variety of disciplines that integrate information technology into their respective fields of activity.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Information Technology Program at UCF are that:
- Graduates demonstrate the technical competence necessary for careers in information technology as well as in a wide variety of disciplines that integrate information technology into their respective fields of activity
- Graduates demonstrate communication skills, teamwork capabilities, and leadership abilities necessary for a successful professional career.
- Graduates participate in life-long learning activities appropriate to their profession, including graduate study, professional training, and involvement in professional societies.
By graduation each student should be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
- Effectively integrate security standards and best practices into IT-based systems.
- Apply technical skills in a diverse IT landscape to recognize and mitigate the potential negative impacts created by the introduction of new IT-based solutions on individuals, communities, and society as a whole.