To help address a rapidly growing workforce demand in the technology sector, Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has added three new technology-focused bachelor’s degree programs to its major areas of study. Students now have the option of pursuing an undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Data Science, which was previously announced.
For assistance in developing these programs, ODU collaborated with Rize, an education company that seeks to prepare college students for careers in fast-growing fields. A limited number of courses within each of the new programs are designed by top academics and industry leaders, vetted by ODU and taught by faculty who are experts in the field.
“The world is becoming more reliant upon data and technology each and every day, and we are committed to working with today’s top tech companies to prepare a workforce that is equipped with the experiences, tools and knowledge they need to fill this expanding workforce need,” said Manuel Martinez, Ph.D., ODU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. “As companies such as Intel identify opportunities for significant growth, expansion and investment in Central Ohio, Ohio Dominican University stands ready to serve as a partner to prepare talented, passionate and enthusiastic individuals to support the growing and evolving workforce needs of tomorrow.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, which exceeds the average for all occupations. Those technology-based occupations are projected to add 667,600 new jobs.
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
ODU’s Cybersecurity program equips students with the information, knowledge and skills they need to understand sophisticated methods that cyber threat actors use to gain access to locked computer networks and systems; identify modern and effective solutions to secure systems from unauthorized access; and understand how to respond to a cybersecurity incident in a way that minimizes the impact to an organization and stakeholders. To learn more about ODU’s Cybersecurity major, visit ohiodominican.edu/CyberSecurity.
Bachelor of Science in Data Science
ODU’s Data Science program equips students with comprehensive knowledge, tools, techniques and experiences related to querying, cleaning and analyzing data, and using industry staples such as Python, SQL, R, and Tableau. In addition, students will understand the ethical and professional issues surrounding the collection, analysis, use, sharing and presentation of data. To learn more about ODU’s Data Science major, visit ohiodominican.edu/DataScience.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
ODU’s Information Technology program prepares students to apply IT support to improve business practices while also managing and maintaining the computing infrastructure on which organizational systems operate. Students will gain technical skills including web development, database management, operating system knowledge, programming, technical writing and hardware deployment to ensure processes reliant upon technology are not disrupted. To learn more about ODU’s Information Technology major, visit ohiodominican.edu/InformationTechnology.