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Information Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #16 (ARWU) Tacoma, WA, United States
The ABET-accredited Information Technology at the University of Washington prepares students for a variety of IT positions to meet growing demand in the Pacific Northwest. 
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The Information Technology at the University of Washington is for you if:

  • You are interested in a program that responds to emerging trends in the next generation of information technologies.
  • You value real-world education experiences. As part of this program, students will gain hands-on experience by working in industry as part of their program.
  • You are an active learner, passionate about current trends in technology, and capable of achieving the goals of designing, managing, and supporting the next generation of information systems.

The IT program admits students once per year for autumn quarter only.

Questions? See the links on the right for information on admission requirements, the application process, and the curriculum. You are welcome to connect with SET prospective student advising to talk with an advisor about the program and how you can prepare to apply. 

What makes the IT degree unique?

Although intimately tied to the computing field, the IT program differs from the Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs in the following ways:

Emphasizes a practicum and interest-based specialization-oriented degree. This means that there is a greater emphasis on application, deployment, configuration and development than on theory and principles. Students can choose to specialize in a sub-area of information technology such as Cybersecurity or Digital Forensics.

Actively responds to emerging technology trends and diversifications in information systems. The technology that manages information changes quickly as practitioners attempt to address real-world problems in industry, government, research, and education. This program will respond to changes that reflect trends. 

Requires real-world experience by participating in an internship. As part of the required curriculum IT students are required to participate in information technology related internship. This exposes students to what it is like to work in the IT industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming for Information Technology and Systems
  • Foundations of Information Management
  • Foundations of Human Computer Interaction for Information Technology & Systems
  • Foundations Web Design and Programming
  • Discrete Math for IT
  • Foundations of Information Networking
  • Foundations of Information Assurance
  • Hardware and Software Systems
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Create your Coalition Account
  • Add UW to your College List
  • Opt-in to sharing contact information
  • Complete the Coalition Profile
  • Complete the UW questions
  • Pay the application fee
  • Send test scores
  • Send transcripts?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2588 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2588 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    808 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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per 2 credits

Living costs for Tacoma

  • 1000 - 1580 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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