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


A major in information technology requires the following courses:

  • CS 110 Foundations of Information Technology
  • CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 113 GUI and Event-Driven Programming
  • CS 227 Computer Networks
  • CS 321 Web Centric Programming
  • CS 327 Cybersecurity
  • CS 333 Database Management
  • CS 343/LIS 486 Systems Analysis
  • CS 370 Internship
  • MATH 118 Statistics or MATH 227
  • MGMT 221 Project Management
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communications and Behavior
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 an excellent complement to any major at Simmons.


  • CS 110 Foundations of Information Technology
  • CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 333 Database Management

One of the following:

  • CS 113 Event-Driven Programming 
  • CS 227 Networks

One of the following:

  • Another IT/CS course (not IT 101/ 225), MGMT 234, MGMT 221
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
    • Professor and Division Director of MCS, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Informatics
    • Phone: 617-521-2705
    • Office: M110
    • Amber Stubbs
    • Assistant Professor, 3+1 Program Advisor
    • Phone: 617-521-2807
    • Office: P212C
    Bruce Tis
    • Bruce Tis
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • Phone: 617-521-2703
    • Office: M343
How to Apply

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