Welcome to the Department of Information Technology. I am honored to serve as the Chairman of a department that provides its students a unique educational opportunity that can lead to jobs in some of the fastest growing areas of our economy. Whether you are interested in Web Development, Networks, Software Engineering, Database, Business Systems Analysis or Computer Science, we have a program that will provide you the education you need to work in your chosen area. Our department is also currently working to build programs in Security to prepare students for jobs in this exploding new field. We also provide a minor in Information Technology for students majoring in other fields that are interested in adding IT to their knowledge base.

The faculty in our department are outstanding. Their first and foremost priority is teaching our students. In our classes you will find yourself being challenged to learn topics that are the cutting edge of Information Technology. Our faculty are constantly updating the course material to ensure that the students are being presented with the most up-to-date practices and theory available. To support this effort, many of our faculty are engaged in cutting edge research. This faculty research often includes undergraduate students giving them a unique opportunity to be a part of creating new knowledge for presentation in conferences and professional journals.

I hope you will contact me or our faculty about how the unique educational opportunity we offer can prepare you to meet your personnel, educational and career goals.

Jeff Pittges, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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  1. RUSecure Capture the Flag contest crowns champion at event finals »

    5/9/2017

    A full day of competition and some creative answers to challenges allowed one team to reign supreme in the 2017 RUSecure Capture the Flag competition sponsored by Radford University's Department of Information Technology (DIT).

  2. Information Science student sharpens new skill set at Radford »

    4/25/2017

    At Radford University, Information Science and Systems (IS) major Erik Miller has found, perhaps, a new career calling.

  3. College of Science and Technology honors Dean's Scholars »

    4/24/2017

    Nine outstanding College of Science and Technology (CSAT) students were honored on April 22 at the Dean's Scholars Ceremony.

  4. A scientific step toward student success »

    4/6/2017

    A Radford University information systems professor is collaborating with students on a research project that could set future Highlanders up for success.

  5. RU Cyber Defense Club earns second in statewide competition  »

    3/24/2017

    Radford University's Cyber Defense Club (CDC) earned second place at the inaugural Virginia Fusion Cyber Cup Competition on Feb. 25 at Virginia Military Institute.

  6. Radford in the media: Professor joins former national intelligence director at technology summit »

    3/23/2017

    Several media outlets covered the March 22 Making Connections conference in Roanoke at which Radford University Associate Professor Prem Uppuluri presented and participated in a panel discussion on cybersecurity.

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