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BS Information Technology Vision


To be among the nation's premier small research and teaching Information Technology departments.

BS Information Technology Mission


To create, share, and apply knowledge in Information Technology, including in interdisciplinary areas that extend the scope of Computer Science and benefit humanity; to educate students to be successful, ethical, and effective problem-solvers and life-long learners who will contribute positively to the economic well-being of our nation and who are prepared to tackle complex 21st Century challenges facing the world.

BS Information Technology Goals


To realize our vision we must achieve the following goals:

  • Teach students how to use computers effectively, creatively, and intelligently;
  • Teach computer science as a multifaceted, humanistic discipline of problem solving;
  • Provide up-to-date curricula in the technical and scientific knowledge needed for the professional and academic goals of our students;
  • Encourage and participate in interdisciplinary undergraduate educational opportunities at OCT;
  • Teach students how to acquire new knowledge, independently, in a world that changes with ever increasing rapidity;
  • Provide students with experiential learning opportunities;
  • Educate an increasing number of undergraduates in CS to meet the growing demands of the regional and national economy.