Technology is constantly developing and evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities.
Our students perfectly blend information technology with computer science, management and communications, able to solve complex computing problems and communicate the results.
Through hands-on class projects you'll learn vital skills — like modern programming language, database management and web applications — and hone your quantitative skills.
As an information technologist, you'll determine user needs and develop, manage, and support technology-based solutions. Our students are well prepared for careers as web developers, web administrators, IT consultants, network supporters, system integrators, system analysts and application developers.
- Program Requirements
Information Technology and Computer Science
- CS 110 Foundations of Information Technology
- CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science
- CS 227 Computer Networks
- CS 333 Database Design and Implementation
- CS 321 Web Centric Programming
- CS 327 Cybersecurity
- CS 343 / LIS 486 Systems Analysis
- MATH 118 Statistics or 227/228
- MGMT 234 Organizational Communications and Behavior
- MGMT 221 Project Management
- CS 350/CS 370 independent learning (to be adapted to PLAN capstone)
One from the following:
- CS 113 GUI and Event Driven Programming
- CS 226 Computer Architecture
- CS 345 Operating Systems
- PHIL 225 Ethics
- IT 101 Living in a Digital Society
- Minor Requirements
- Minor in Information Technology
The minor in information technology provides the technology skills and understanding required of every professional in today’s workforce. You gain an excellent grounding in technology –an overview of technology and web applications, a familiarity with a modern programming language; the ability to design, create and use a database, a grasp of management issues, and the ability to sharpen your communication skills. This minor is a nice complement to any major at Simmons.
- CS 110: Foundations of Information Technology
- CS 112:Introduction to Computer Science
- CS 333 Database Management Systems
One of the following:
- CS 113 Event driven programming
- CS 227 Networks
One of the following:
- Another IT/CS course (not IT 101/ 225),
- MNGT 234
- Customize Your Program
- You'll work with a faculty advisor to tailor your program to your interests and career goals. The Computer Science and Informatics Program offers many closely-related programs — such as health informatics, web design & development and computer science — as well as the 3+1 Computer Science/M.S. in Library and Information Science.
- Internships and Research
- Hands-on research experience is a key part of a Simmons science education. Research opportunities are open to students as early as the freshman year. Many students also complete internships. Students have been placed at industry, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions. Quite often an internship will lead to a job upon graduation.
- Nanette Veilleux
- Director of Computer Science and Informatics Program
- Phone: 617-521-2705
- Office: P212E
- Amber Stubbs
- Assistant Professor, SLIS
- Phone: 617-521-2807
- Office: P212C
- Bruce Tis
- Associate Professor, Computer Science
- Phone: 617-521-2703
- Office: P212D
- How to Apply
So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.