Follow Christ, Lead the Way
Information Technology & Data Analytics Degrees Open Doors to World-Changing Jobs image

Ohio Christian University’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degrees train students for high-tech careers in today’s ever-changing environment. By offering both a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, OCU prepares students to meet all the challenges in these continually growing and evolving fields.

The Information Technology major teaches students to integrate information technology with business management and equips them to plan, implement, and support information systems. With a Data Analytics degree, students learn to identify various analyses available for different data sets, communicate with enterprise stakeholders, evaluate ethical issues in data analysis, integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making, and apply management principles in working with people and processes within their organizations.

OCU’s IT degree programs use the latest Information Technology software, including MySQL Workbench, DrJava, various data analytics tools, and simulation training software through TestOut. The TestOut simulator trains students on the most up-to-date operating systems and networking protocols, which is cutting-edge and continuously updated based on advancements within the discipline.

OCU’s instructors are talented experts with professional experience and academic credentials. Based on their real-world experience and professional backgrounds, they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide students with a top-quality education.

A key advantage this online learning offers students is flexibility to move forward in careers while earning their degrees. Degreed students can analyze user data and technology needs, evaluate current and emerging technologies, and create effective project plans. The program integrates Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making, enabling graduates to apply best-practice management principles while working effectively in today’s complex organizations.

According to Lead Instructor Josh Eaton, “Enrolling in OCU’s Data Analytics or Information Technology program will be one of the smartest moves you can make in your educational journey. ‘Big data’ and information technology are used every day in changing the world. Do you want to participate in this exciting and rewarding opportunity? Both programs offer enthusing prospects as you prepare to enter a competitive job market.” OCU’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degrees provide requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to thrive in the private or public sector industries. 

IT major Eve Kunkel shares her view about the program: “It begins with OCU investing in professors with significant experience and top-notch training and knowledge. One of my instructors, for example, learned his profession at MIT. My experience as a major confirms the program challenges students. Troubleshooting, for example, is an essential needed skill. This program makes troubleshooting interactive and intriguing, incenting students to want to learn more and enjoy this work in the process.

“OCU offers support and fellowship not found in other schools’ programs. The interaction and fellowship have a positive influence. Classes provide stimulating challenges. Instructors encourage questions, understanding of our struggle to master content. They want us to succeed and are available anytime to dialogue about courses. Versatile classes enable gaining knowledge in many IT areas which will be an asset since employers seek graduates with specific knowledge and problem-solving skills. This is a great program.”

Information Technology and Data Analytics are growing evolving fields that require highly-educated professionals. Possibilities for rewarding employment are vast for those with a degree and training. OCU’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degree programs offer the education and training needed to become a valued IT professional. Both programs make graduates extremely competitive in a high-impact profession.

Today’s digital economy requires professionals with an array of skills to support computer and software systems that drive enterprises in every industry. The employment outlook is very positive as demand will remain high for IT professionals. For instance, projected employment growth through 2026 for computer systems managers is 12%. Many national professional associations support networking and development of male and female IT professionals.

Archived Articles of Interest

AGS Recruiter Janice Chilcote

AGS Insights: Interview with Recruiter Janice Chilcote

AGS Recruiter Janice Chilcote

Published: October 5, 2018

Q: How does OCU’s Adult
Q: How does OCU’s Adult
Q: How does OCU’s Adult
AGS Student Ludmilla Akpa

AGS Student Testimonial: Ludmilla Akpa

AGS Student Ludmilla Akpa

Published: October 5, 2018

I migrated from Africa with my three children to the United States in 2016. We settled in Chicago. Other than my native African language, I spoke only French. So, to acquire English quickly, I enrolled in English as a Second Language class. After becoming relatively fluent in speaking and writing in English, I found I was not satisfied with the education offered at the community college near where I live. I felt I could better advance myself elsewhere where I could enroll in higher-level studies. I wanted to integrate a valuable university education with my religious values. I sought
I migrated from Africa with my three children to the United States in 2016. We settled in Chicago. Other than my native African language, I spoke only French. So, to acquire English quickly, I enrolled in English as a Second Language class. After becoming relatively fluent in speaking and writing in English, I found I was not satisfied with the education offered at the community college near
I migrated from Africa with my three children to the United States in 2016. We settled in Chicago. Other than my native African language, I spoke only French. So, to acquire English quickly, I
How to Become a Successful Online Learner image

How to Become a Successful Online Learner

How to Become a Successful Online Learner image

Published: October 1, 2018

By Dr. Hank Kelly, Provost, and Dr. Scott Marsee, Dean, College of Adult and Graduate Studies Managing Time Work on your class work every day. Don’t try to do everything on the weekend. Life will get in the way. You want to improve your thinking every day. Your subconscious mind will continue thinking. When Hank was an online student, on Monday through Thursday he worked on homework, studied, read, participated in discussions 6:00-7:00 am, noon-1:00 pm, 5:00-6:00 pm, and 7:00-10:00 pm. On Friday evenings, he didn’t always work, but he was back at it on Saturdays. Sometimes he took
By Dr. Hank Kelly, Provost, and Dr. Scott Marsee, Dean, College of Adult and Graduate Studies Managing Time Work on your class work every day. Don’t try to do everything on the weekend. Life will get in the way. You want to improve your thinking every day. Your subconscious mind will continue thinking. When Hank was an online student, on Monday through Thursday he worked on homework,
By Dr. Hank Kelly, Provost, and Dr. Scott Marsee, Dean, College of Adult and Graduate Studies Managing Time Work on your class work every day. Don’t try to do everything on the weekend. Life will
Student teaching major options with professor

First 2018 Orientation Day Biggest Ever!

Student teaching major options with professor

Published: May 21, 2018

Seventy-eight newly enrolled Ohio Christian University students, including nine transferring in from other schools, attended the day-long initial orientation with luncheon and campus tours. This day was the first of OCU’s several annual spring and summer orientation days.  The next days are scheduled for June 8 and 29.  Many students were accompanied by parents who appeared as eager to learn about the University experience as their daughters and sons. The day began at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast and concluded after walking tours of campus facilities.  Cool-to-warm sunny
Seventy-eight newly enrolled Ohio Christian University students, including nine transferring in from other schools, attended the day-long initial orientation with luncheon and campus tours. This day was the first of OCU’s several annual spring and summer orientation days.  The next days are scheduled for June 8 and 29.  Many students were accompanied by parents who appeared as eager to learn
Seventy-eight newly enrolled Ohio Christian University students, including nine transferring in from other schools, attended the day-long initial orientation with luncheon and campus tours. This
Spring Semester 2019 in Italy

Experience Spring Semester 2019 in Italy!

Spring Semester 2019 in Italy

Published: March 29, 2018

OCUOnline Plus is partnering with Saints Bible Institute (SBI) to provide students an opportunity to spend a semester in Italy. In the spring of 2019, the semester-long trip will enable students to achieve personal growth, mission training, and intensive learning as they study and explore with a community of learners. “This semester of study in Italy will expand students’ horizons as they interact with Italians, SBI’s faith-filled faculty, and fellow students from across the United States. Participants will be able to walk the same paths as Apostle Paul, sit in Leonardo da Vinci’s
OCUOnline Plus is partnering with Saints Bible Institute (SBI) to provide students an opportunity to spend a semester in Italy. In the spring of 2019, the semester-long trip will enable students to achieve personal growth, mission training, and intensive learning as they study and explore with a community of learners. “This semester of study in Italy will expand students’ horizons as they
OCUOnline Plus is partnering with Saints Bible Institute (SBI) to provide students an opportunity to spend a semester in Italy. In the spring of 2019, the semester-long trip will enable students to