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Northwest University Unveils a New Major: Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology

Northwest University Unveils a New Major: Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology

Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland, Washington, is introducing a new major that will take advantage of the University’s prime location neighboring tech industry stalwarts such as Google and Microsoft. NU’s Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology is designed to help prepare students for a career in the information technology field and apply information strategies that address real business needs.

The new program will be led by Dr. Kiran Wilson, a Microsoft engineer and 20-year veteran of the technology industry. According to Dr. Wilson, “Rapid inventions and innovations are moving the industry into new areas humans never even imagined. To adapt to this rapidly changing industry, learning solid software principles and foundations is critical for students so that they can move into the groundbreaking areas of technology where new problems are solved. This program offers the fundamentals of computer science and will help students move successfully into the software industry.”

The new program begins in the Fall of 2017 and will cover areas such as programming languages, data structures and algorithms, system analysis, data management, system design, legal and ethical issues in IT, and much more.

“We are really excited about this new IT program and the way it will prepare our students for 21st-century jobs,” said Dr. Joseph Castleberry, president of Northwest University. “The program is led by an exceptionally qualified individual with great experience and insight into the field. It is not only our program that will benefit from Dr. Wilson’s knowledge, so will our students.”  

Northwest University is a regionally accredited, Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Located in Kirkland, Washington, NU has been preparing students to lead in their careers since 1934 and offers over 70 degrees and programs. 

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