Computers and Technology

These concentrations provide the fundamentals in the technological fields, national and international technological development and communication; statistical methods, formal and interpersonal communication, project planning and evaluation. Students on specific tracks will also gain an understanding of production control, facility design, and occupational safety.

Information Technology, (B.P.S.)

This program is designed to promote understanding of the nature of and fundamentals of administrative leadership in the technological fields; to allow students to reflect upon national and international technological development and communication and the significant social and cultural issues raised in those contexts; and promote skills in information systems, statistical methods, formal and interpersonal communication, including team and organizational relations.

Manufacturing Technology Management, (B.P.S)

Manufacturing Technology Management offers career and advancement opportunities in the manufacturing industry. The interdisciplinary focus on manufacturing supervisory skills will assist students in advancing their manufacturing careers for those already working in the industry. Students will learn skills in project planning and evaluation, work design improvement, production control, facility design, occupational safety, and statistical quality control. In addition, they will learn principles of supervision and other management skills.

Technology Management Services, (B.P.S)

Technology Management Services is designed for those who wish to gain knowledge of a technical nature while at the same gaining skills in management, organizational relations, and communications; their knowledge of contexts within which the management of technology fits; their understanding of workplace issues that can effect productivity; and their ability to manage diversity in the workforce. 

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate students admitted to University of Memphis may pursue a degree in the College of Professional and Liberal Studies by completing Declaration of Major form. 

Once accepted, students must seek academic advising prior to the start of each semester. Advisors will provide guidance in developing a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with the student's abilities, values, interests and career goals. Academic advising is available in-person, by phone and web conference. 

Fees and Scholarships

Students are encouraged to visit University and Student Business Services regularly to review fee charts, deadlines and other important details as they are subject to change. 

The College of Professional and Liberal Studies offers several scholarships for students meeting the stated requirements. Students may apply for scholarships through Tiger Scholarship Manager.

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Degree Requirements

Students in the Information Technology concentration will select from a set of courses to form a coordinated plan of study. Requirements for this program include general education, core requirements, thematic studies, senior project and general electives. Students should seek guidance from their advisor every semester and follow the assigned degree plan.  A minor may be pursued with this degree through the submission of a completed minor application. Approval must be granted from the graduation analyst of the minor they are seeking as well as the College of Professional and Liberal Studies graduation analyst. 

Thematic Studies

Thematic studies focus on significant themes in social, political, and religious history. All College of Professional and Liberal Studies students must complete 6 credit hours of thematic studies courses. These courses are offered on campus and online in many interdisciplinary topics.

Prior Learning Assessment

Students who wish to accelerate the completion of their degree may be eligible to earn credit through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) which includes credit earned by CLEP or DSST standardized exams, Experiential Learning Credit, or departmental credit by examination.

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File for Graduation

Undergraduate students who are within two semesters of graduation should review the required process to file for graduation. All parts must be completed by the posted deadline. 

Career Development

Students interested in learning more about career options in Computers and Technology should review information and set an appointment to meet with a Career Specialist in our Career Services Office.

Local and National Organizations

CompTIA Professional and Student Membership (formerly AITP)
Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
The Association of Applied Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)