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