Computer Science and Information Technology

It’s the information age. Data rules. And so do people who know how to harness that technology: how to collect, organize and secure data, build networks and maintain the hardware that keeps it all humming.

What everyone calls the cloud is really billions of bits of information, data that’s collected, organized and disseminated. That might be in the form of e-commerce transactions, patient medical histories or employee personnel files. It might be texts or video files. It could be things we haven’t even imagined yet. The information age is marked by constant change. To succeed here, you’ll need to be a detail-oriented, analytical thinker. A problem solver.

“I find that there is truly no substitute for a traditional and personal Carroll education.”

— Steven Papendorf '20

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About the Information Technology Major

Carroll University’s informational technology major prepares you for a career in a field that has consistently ranked among the top ten most in demand occupations in the U.S. in recent years. Our program balances theory and practice, and focuses on developing the problem-solving skills you’ll need to keep pace in a field characterized by rapid technological change. There are courses available in computer hardware, database design, mobile app development, website development, computer networks and security, information and project management. You’ll also explore specific technology areas while learning to address real-world business opportunities and challenges, both in advanced lab classes and through internships. Our program provides students with additional experience in management principles, computational thinking and business communication.

You can focus your studies on areas such as web development, computer networking, information systems or information technology. You’ll develop skills for employment in areas such as: web application development, business and social applications and computer networking, information systems, computer science, information technology or game development.


In addition to the major, Carroll offers a minor in information technology that complements many areas of study:


We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Quad/Graphics
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Red Prairie
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Personal consulting firms
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Metavante Corporation


College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

Career Insight

“The program teaches you everything you need to know for a successful career in information technology.”

— Lorne Von Asten '20

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