Degree Level:
Undergraduate
school:
Division of Mathematics and Information Technology
Learning Mode:
On Campus
Degree:
Major, Minor

Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology

Technology is all about keeping people and systems connected. As an Information Technology major, you’ll learn how to process, gather, analyze, and, most importantly, communicate information digitally. If you’re a problem solver who is passionate about innovation, you’ll love being a part of the ever-evolving industry of Information Technology.

Why be an Information Technology major?

Here’s what makes the Mount’s Information Technology major unique:

  • Concentrate on what matters to you: Pick your passion! As an Information Technology major, you can choose from a number of concentrations to focus on: Cybersecurity, Educational Technologies, Health InformaticsHuman Computer InteractionNetworking, or Programming
  • Serving others: Technology is a vital service, especially to keep operations at organizations like hospitals, schools, and utilities running. As a service-oriented college, we’ll foster your sense of giving back and instill in you the importance of your work.
  • Availability: From our professors to our state-of-the-art labs, everything is available to you as a student. Need to complete a project on a lab computer? You have 24/7 swipe access. Have a question about an assignment? Pop by your professors’ office virtually or face-to-face; they’ll be happy to work with you!
  • Training for tomorrow: We might not know what future tech looks like, but we can still help you prepare for it. We’ll focus on giving you the foundational skills you need to manage not just today’s technology, but tomorrow’s too.

“My favorite part of the...program was the non-stop challenge of learning the many aspects of computer/network security. Each challenge was difficult but rewarding. I have witnessed the field’s evolution over the course of my four-year college career alone. The ever-changing nature is what I believe keeps this career path interesting.”

Ryan Bellows '20
Ryan Bellows '20

What to expect as an Information Technology major

21 credits in Information Technology | 24 credits in IT concentration | 2.0 GPA or higher

Learn about Information Technology academic requirements and courses here.

Information Technology is a very hands-on major. You can’t really learn how to manage technology from a textbook; you have to try it for yourself! In addition to hands-on learning, you’ll also learn the principles of managing projects, understanding the concepts of secure and efficient system management, and deal with the many ethical questions that arise in relation to technology. Throughout your courses, you’ll be guided by our knowledgeable faculty who have experience in the field, but they won’t let that dictate how you solve problems: they’ll focus on giving you the freedom to investigate and discover on your own.

Plus, you can get involved in the Mount’s IT honors society or the Byte Knights club, which often sponsors on-campus workshops or behind-the-scenes tours of IT operations at organizations like New York Public Radio. There’s also a focus on giving back. Students in the IT club have held free technology training at the local community center, and classwork emphasizes that helping to make communication easier and faster is a vital service to the community.

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Be prepared for your future

As an Information Technology major, you’ll want to make sure you take advantage of the Mount’s Career Center as well, which has helped our Information Technology majors find internships at organizations like DocuWare Corporation, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, Laerdal Medical Corporation, IBM, NY Air National Guard, and more. Some of these internships have even led to job offers!

There are so many things you can do with a degree in Information Technology. You’ll be empowered to join a company, go on for your master’s, or even start something of your own! Common roles for new Mount Information Technology graduates include tech support, security auditor, network engineer/administrator, system analyst, database developer, technology coordinator, AI and robotics coordinator, and various programming positions.

Here’s how some of our Information Technology alumni are using their degrees:

  • Jeanne Coleman ’03, Donor Database Administrator at Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
  • Jeremy Smith ’06, Director of Digital Workspace Engineering at Travelers and Founder of SKYWIREme
  • Wisdom Atsunyo ’07, Central Hudson Gas and Electric
  • Kimberly Sheamon ’14, eCommerce Lead Developer at Blue Fountain Media
  • Heather Troy ’15, Technical Support Manager for EC Infosystems, Inc.
  • Joseph Sorace ’16, Network Engineer II at Mediacom Communication
  • Stephen Kennelty ’18, System Engineer at Edu Tek Ltd.

Denise McCarroll

Instructor of Information Technology
Contact
Phone
845-569-3392
Location
Aquinas 50 D
Office Hours
MWF
10-11 am

Micah Modell

Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Contact
Email Address
Micah.Modell@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3267
Location
Aquinas 50-i
Office Hours
By Appointment

Sagar Raina

Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Contact
Email Address
Sagar.Raina@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3271
Location
Aquinas 50J
Office Hours
MWF
3:30-4:30pm
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