Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
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.
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.
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
- Bishop Dunn Memorial School
- Central Hudson Gas & Electric
- Chester Union Free School District
- Cornwall Central School District
- DocuWare Corporation
- Emergency One
- Greystone Programs Inc.
- Hudson River Healthcare
- Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
- Long Island Railroad
- Mediacom Communications Corporation
- Newburgh Enlarged City School District
- NY Air National Guard
- Office of the District Attorney Nassau County
- SHI International
- The Hain Celestial Group Inc.
- Laerdal Medical Corporation
- United States Military Academy, West Point
Network management, installation and administration, cybersecurity analyst, senior web developer, applications architect, administrator, data modeler, business intelligence analyst, help desk (Tier 2), staff consultant