The Kansas Board of Regents on April 19 approved a bachelor of science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree that will be offered on the University of Kansas Edwards Campus through the School of Engineering. The Edwards Campus has offered a master’s degree in Information Technology (MSIT) since 2006. The BSIT is the second new degree program made possible through the
Johnson County Research Triangle
. The first,
bachelor of Business Administration
, launched spring 2010.
The Kansas Department of Labor indicates IT related careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the state.“The BSIT degree is an important addition to the Edwards Campus and is a direct result from the increase in information technology demand in the workforce,” said Bob Clark, vice chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus. “This program will not only prepare students for real world challenges, but also contribute to economic growth in Kansas and the Johnson County region.”
The BSIT degree program is designed for community college students who are working adults seeking higher education during evenings and for professionals seeking to enhance and upgrade their technical knowledge. The BSIT program is a collaborative effort with Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Students can obtain an associate’s degree in IT at JCCC, followed by a BSIT and an MSIT, both from KU Edwards Campus.
“JCCC is proud of its strong and enduring partnership with the University of Kansas Edwards Campus,” said JCCC president Terry Calaway. “This new degree completion program and its collaborative design further reflect our institutions’ shared commitment to providing innovative higher education options here in Johnson County.”
The degree will combine undergraduate courses with content including Web systems and technologies, information assurance and security, computer networking, information and technology management, legal aspects of information technology and many others. The combination of curriculum in the program will provide students with expertise that can be applied immediately to careers. Classes begin Fall 2012.
About the University of Kansas Edwards Campus
KU Edwards Campus is dedicated to providing growth and education to the greater Kansas City community by offering a variety of undergraduate degree completion programs and graduate programs. The Edwards Campus has been providing adult learners in Greater Kansas City with the necessary tools to further their careers since 1993. For more information, visit
For more information about the degree program, contact: Professor Hossein Saiedian
Assoc. Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
School of Engineering
(913) 897–8400 or