The University of Arizona Global Campus receives national accreditation for its bachelor’s degree in information technology program

CHANDLER, Arizona, October 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Arizona The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Global Campus (UAGC) program at the UAGC Forbes School of Business and Technology® is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET (formerly known as the Engineering and Technology Accreditation Board). Recognized worldwide, ABET is a global accreditor of more than 4,300 college and university programs in the applied and natural sciences, computer technology, engineering, and engineering technology.

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UAGC joins a short list to become one of only 35 universities with ABET-accredited online programs

UAGC joins a short list to become one of only 35 universities with ABET-accredited online programs. ABET accreditation ensures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that lead in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipate the welfare and safety needs of society.

“We are extremely proud to be able to provide this accredited program to our information technology students and to join the elite list of schools that have earned this designation,” said Dr. House Zelihichdean of the Forbes School of Business and Technology®.

“The most important factor considered in the ABET Commission’s academic criteria is student performance,” said Dr. Karen Ivey, Chair of Technology Studies at the Forbes School and Business and Technology®. “The commission evaluates how the computer science program promotes success through retention rates, job placement rates, and achievement of educational goals. ABET accreditation is the gold standard for college and university IT programs.”

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program at the Forbes School of Business and Technology® develops IT professionals through experienced faculty who design and deliver a current, relevant and real-world curriculum. BSIT empowers technology professionals to become critical thinkers, innovative technology solution providers, and process improvement agents that offer cutting-edge solutions to today’s business problems.

Organizations in many industries regularly seek IT professionals. Employment in computer science and information technology-related positions is expected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sought after globally, ABET’s voluntary peer review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines where quality, precision and safety are paramount.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET’s criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews cover curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly qualified professionals from industry, academia, and government with expertise in ABET disciplines.

About the University of Arizona Global Campus

The University of Arizona Global Campus (“Global Campus” or “UAGC”) is an independent university that operates in partnership with the University of Arizona. The Global Campus is designed to provide flexible opportunities for working students from diverse backgrounds who seek to acquire knowledge and skills that will help them achieve their life and career goals. Global Campus is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is one of the most innovative online universities in the country with approximately 25,000 students. UAGC offers more than 50 degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. For more information, visit uagc.edu.

About ABET

ABET is a specialized accreditor of college and university programs in the applied and natural sciences, computer technology, engineering, and engineering technology. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the communities we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates ready to enter the global workforce. ABET is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,361 programs at 850 colleges and universities in 41 countries and territories. Visit abet.org for more information about its member companies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs.

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