Lindenwood University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program explores a wide range of fundamental concepts and techniques to help you excel in the field of Information Technology. Our program helps you develop skills in accessing, building, and manipulating computer data.
Our IT degree program allows you to customize your curriculum by choosing an area of emphasis and elective courses. By choosing the Applications Development degree emphasis, you’ll explore topics including secure software development, applications in multi-tiered web programming, database implementation, systems analysis, project management, and more.
The Information Technology (BS) with emphasis in Applications Development courses are offered in 8-week traditional, hybrid, and online formats.
Degree Advantages for a BS in Information Technology with an emphasis in Applications Development
Taught by Faculty with Professional Knowledge
Every faculty member in the undergraduate information technology program has experience both as an instructor and as an IT professional. You will benefit from their knowledge of information technology as it relates to the business world. In addition to learning from your instructor, you will also benefit greatly from the professional experiences and opportunities shared among classmates.
Earning an Information Technology Degree
To ensure academic success, you will work with an advisor to determine an appropriate sequence of courses. Other professional academic resources, including career services and free on-campus and online tutoring, are available. Our admissions counselors can help you navigate the financial aid options that are available to you as a Lindenwood University student.
You must meet the general education requirements of the university. The Bachelor of Science degree in information technology requires 60 semester hours of credit in the major beyond the general education requirements. While in this program, you will experience and learn about a wide variety of subjects within the realm of applications development. Courses and subjects are industry-driven, relevant topics that are important to your success. Key topics include agile software development, applications in multi-tiered web programming, database implementation, systems analysis and design, C# programming, mobile applications programming, secure software development, project management, and more.
You will also be required to take an Information Technology Capstone course that will tie together the components and concepts you will learn throughout your experience in the degree program.
What Can I Do with an Information Technology Degree from Lindenwood University?
An undergraduate degree in information technology with an emphasis in Applications Development prepares you to work in a field with many different career paths such as application/software developer, computer systems analyst, cloud architect, database administrator, and more. Based on the most recent statistics available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for new application developers is in high demand. The BLS reports that the application development industry is expanding by 21% per year, and more than 284,000 new positions will be created for professionals in the field by 2028. The median salary for application developers is $105,590/year. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a great resource to help you decide is a great resource to help you decide on the path you would like to take in your IT career.