College of Technology


The mission of the College of Technology is to provide an experiential learning environment that fosters collaboration, engagement, innovation, and personal growth.  Our programs blend real-world experiences with practical applications preparing students for premier career opportunities and advancement within the information technology field.


The diversity of activities and occupations within technology professions establishes the foundation for formal training.  Constant evolution of technology requires curriculum that is concurrent with industry.

Wilmington University’s College of Technology offers relevant programs for students who plan to work in fields of communication, computer science, cybersecurity, digital forensics, information technology, game development, animation and 3D, video and film production, and web or graphic design.  Programs include courses that employ an appropriate balance of theory and practice.  While preparing students to become competent, competitive, adaptive, and able to work well in teams, our programs include the latest tools and concepts. The importance of personal design and communication skills and of the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with emerging technologies and information resources is reflected in the various programs through emphasis on “core skills," all of which are fully integrated into practical, hands-on assignments.  This combination of “core skills” and “durable skills” (communication skills, critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, etc.) provides students with a solid foundation for future success.

The United States Department of Labor statistics reports a demand for Information Technology professionals across all industry segments with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Information Technology related careers include project leader/manager, software developer, systems analyst, database specialist, e-commerce analyst, network specialist, cybersecurity specialist, information security analyst, and information assurance and digital forensics specialist, among many others. 

The College of Technology’s Center for Cybersecurity Education offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in Cybersecurity.  Additionally, the Cybersecurity B.S. program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2028 by the National Security Agency. 

The undergraduate degree program in Information Systems Management prepares students to be IT leaders who can manage complex projects from inception to completion. Courses teach skills including analyzing business processes and designing an information technology strategy for continuous improvement.

The Computer Science degree provides comprehensive technical knowledge with leading-edge systems development tools and programming software, and artificial intelligence. 

Digital Media related careers include the fields of video game design, graphic design, animation, film, media programming, and web design.  Through hands-on experience and use of leading-edge technologies, students will develop knowledge and functional skills to succeed in their chosen field. 

Communication majors may consider careers in public relations, social media, technical communication, and electronic publishing, among others.  Students will learn effective, strategic communication, branding, and storytelling from leading practitioners.

In addition to degree programs, the College of Technology offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificates, many of which may be embedded in the program curriculum.   Undergraduate students in many College of Technology programs may have the opportunity to accelerate into their next degree by incorporating master's level coursework through the Dual Credit Advantage program.  Students will work with their academic advisor to plan the best option for their career goals.

Honor Societies

Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society, Delta Lambda Chapter

Epsilon Pi Tau is the leading international honor society for technology.  Epsilon Pi Tau, established in 1929, recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions.  The Delta Lambda Chapter of Wilmington University was created in 2012 and new members are invited to an annual induction ceremony.

The induction ceremony recognizes the academic achievement of College of Technology students who are in their junior or senior year, or have completed their certificate. Membership is by invitation only, for students who are in good standing, meet the minimum credit requirements, and have a minimum GPA of 3.85 for graduate programs and 3.5 for undergraduate programs.

For more information about the Delta Lambda Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, contact the College of Technology.

Lambda Pi Eta, Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter

Lambda Pi Eta was founded by the students of the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas in 1985 and became the national honor society for outstanding students in communication in 1994. Today, more than 450 chapters can be found nationwide.

Undergraduate Communication students in their junior or senior year are considered for this society based on high academic success and achievement in their studies for a bachelor's degree in communication. To be eligible for admission, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

1.           Complete 60 semester credit-hours

2.           Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.5

3.           Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's policies

Master of Digital Communication students also are considered. To be eligible for admission, graduate students must meet the following criteria:

1.           Complete 12 hours of graduate credit-hours in Communication

2.           Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5

3.           Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution’s policies.

Students meeting the national requirements, as outlined, may apply for Lambda Pi Eta membership.

Membership is by invitation only and new members are inducted during an annual ceremony. New members are presented with a certificate, a Lambda Pi Eta lapel pin, and a red and white honor cord to be worn with academic attire at their commencement ceremony.

For more information about the Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, contact the College of Technology.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360 approach to experiential learning.  Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.