Mathematics and IT

Information Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology

Overview

Networking and the Internet provide many career opportunities in the technology sector. Employment in computer and math-based fields is expected to grow by 22% through 2020; faster than average for all occupations. Networking specialists, web developers, cybersecurity analysts, and other computer networking jobs are high up on the list.

A degree in IT from the Mount offers the advanced networking skills to design, install, configure, and maintain commercial networks and be competitive in that marketplace.

Plus, make your degree unique and marketable with the opportunity concentrate your studies in Cybersecurity, Networking, Educational Technologies, and Web Technologies.

IT Concentrations

Personalize your degree with concentrations in:

IT at the Mount

The program provides a broad introduction to all aspects of computer science. Students take a set of basic technology courses including Internet programming courses, before branching into their specialized courses within their concentration. 

Students in our program are strongly encouraged to engage in co-op experiences related to their career as early as their sophomore year. In their senior year, they can earn 6 – 12 credits in honing their skills in paid co-op internships. In many cases, students are hired directly from their co-op experiences upon graduation.

Through independent study, students can pursue subjects of special interest, expanding their knowledge beyond the limits of a course, or do upper-level research.

The Mount’s IT club (Byte Knights) sponsors events like Game Night, trips to New York City’s Sony museum, and a supportive student environment.

Program requirements

Students majoring in IT must take a minimum of 45 credits in the discipline and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Where Mount students have interned

IBM, Travelers Insurance, UPS, Marvel, RAL, and area businesses.

Career Options

Network management, installation and administration, cybersecurity analyst, senior web developer, applications architect, administrator, data modeler, business intelligence analyst, help desk (Tier 2), staff consultant