College of Communication and Information

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

13:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

1688

Total Undergraduate Students

15

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Schyler Simpson

Director of Retention and Engagement; Director of CI Connect Living Learning Program; Interim Recruiter

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

310 F Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

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  • BA
  • BS

ICT students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. Classes provide a human and organizational focus on technology–teaching students how to be effective users of technology. Students who major in ICT can expect to work in positions where they are the communication link between people, organizations and the  technologies used to support those organizations’ information infrastructures.  

Careers

ICT is an emerging field offering you a variety of career opportunities.

Career opportunities in ICT

  • Website Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Privacy Coordinator
  • UX Designer
  • Online Community Coordinator
  • Web Marketing Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Digital Strategist
  • Staff Technologist
  • IT Developer
  • Application Support Specialist
  • Online Director

What You'll Study

Students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. Classes provide a human and organizational focus on technology—teaching students how to be effective users of technology. Students who major in ICT can expect to work in positions where they are the communication link between people, organizations and the technologies used to support those organizations' information infrastructures.

ICT majors may pursue one of four concentrations:

Commercialization

Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth.

Technology Management 

Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment.

Information Studies (online only)

Enables students to grasp how information can be generated, shared, stored, and changed to be advantageous for individuals, groups, and society. 

Custom

Allows students to build a customized program of study in consultation with their advisor.

 

 

ICT, B.A. Bulletin ICT, B.S. Bulletin

Imagine Your Future

Web Developers

Web developers design and create websites.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$69,430

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

160,500

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

20,900

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Graphic Designers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Software Developers

Imagine Your Future

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and design ways to improve efficiency.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$103,800

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

531,400

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

51,100

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$169,510

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

557,400

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

86,000

new jobs (average)


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Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and implement data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$129,840

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

180,200

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

6,300

new jobs (average)


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Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists maintain computer networks and provide technical help to computer users.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$60,810

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

914,100

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

49,200

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$98,860

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

132,500

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

12,800

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$95,360

per year in 2023

Number of Jobs

339,900

in 2023

10 Year Job Outlook

8,300

new jobs (average)


Enhancing Your Time at UK

While there are endless ways to create an unforgettable journey as a Wildcat, we can only think of one that gives you the chance to step outside the classroom and into exploring new parts of the world around you: participating in an Education Abroad opportunity! Whether it’s in a study, research, service, or internship program, taking your UK experience international with EA is the most hands-on way for you to expand your global perspective while making yourself a more well-rounded, marketable candidate to future employers no matter your field. As you take these first steps towards investing in your future, EA encourages you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the many suggested opportunities UK Education Abroad & Exchanges has to complement your major! #ukyabroad

 

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Contact

Schyler Simpson

Director of Retention and Engagement; Director of CI Connect Living Learning Program; Interim Recruiter

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

310 F Lucille Little Fine Arts Library