What are the top technology degrees to pursue in 2021?

What are the top technology degrees to pursue in 2021?


Are you a college-bound student passionate about STEM education?

Have you narrowed down your interests to pursuing a technology degree?

Do you find yourself wondering which tech degree is right for you?

If this sounds like you and if you want to pursue a technology degree that will prepare you for a successful career, you’re in luck — because Marymount University offers several technology-related undergraduate degrees in a student-centered, hands-on learning environment. Keep reading to learn more about technology bachelor’s degrees (as well as specializations and minors!) that could give you the boost you need to start your career post-graduation.

Download our resource — Cloud Computing, Data Science and Game Design & Development: A Guide to the Newest Specializations in Information Technology — to learn more about specializing your IT bachelor’s degree.

First things first: is a technology degree worth it?

In short, yes. The technology boom is nowhere near over — in fact, many believe it’s just beginning to gain momentum. The accelerated pace of new technology development and the continually emerging applications of these technologies, in virtually every industry, means that qualified technology professionals are in great demand.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for professionals working in the field of technology is projected to grow “11 percent from 2019 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data and information security.”

Further, the median annual wage for professionals working in the field was over $91k in May 2020, which was much higher than the median annual salary for all occupations (around $42k).

Now, let’s dive into some bachelor’s degrees, dual degrees, specializations and minors offered at Marymount University — technology degrees that will prepare you to establish yourself as an irreplaceable leader in the field.

Information Technology Degree

Marymount University’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology (BILT) offers an undergraduate Information Technology degree for innovative college students who are looking to establish a future technology career. The bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at Marymount prepares students to meet the evolving technological needs of every sector, especially in health care, the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education.

Cybersecurity Accelerated Second Degree

The accelerated second-degree BS in Cybersecurity may be completed in four consecutive semesters by students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another program. Students admitted to this program have completed a previous baccalaureate degree, and this degree is designed to extend the cybersecurity workforce by “reskilling” graduates from other undergraduate programs.

This unique degree requires a total of 74 credits after completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Dual Degrees in Technology

Marymount University offers three bachelor’s-to-master’s technology degrees, which are designed for ambitious, competitive college students who want to pursue a master’s at an accelerated rate.

Combined BS in Information Technology/Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

This dual degree program allows students to gain the credentials necessary for roles requiring a blend of business and IT skills, such as senior business analyst or chief information officer. Students will be prepared for management responsibilities in the global and competitive business environment of today’s IT industry.

Combined BS in Information Technology/MS in Cybersecurity

This program allows advanced students to earn a BS in Information Technology and an MS in Cybersecurity at an accelerated rate. Students may be eligible to use MS courses to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Combined BS Information Technology/MS Information Technology

This program allows advanced students to earn a BS in Information Technology, or a bachelor’s degree in another discipline with a minor in Information Technology, and an MS in Information Technology at an accelerated rate.

Minors in Technology

While the Information Technology bachelor’s degree specializations are listed above, Marymount University also offers a variety of minors for students of other degree programs who want to further augment their undergraduate education.

Next Steps for College-Bound Students

We know that pursuing a degree in technology can be challenging and competitive, but staff and faculty at Marymount University are ready to help you pursue the degree that will fit your needs and that will allow you to achieve your future goals.

For additional information, we encourage you to contact us today. We can’t wait to show you how a Marymount education will tie into your future.

Download Marymount’s new resource for IT students — Cloud Computing, Data Science and Game Design & Development: A Guide to the Newest Specializations in Information Technology!

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