Technology is constantly developing and evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities
Through hands-on class projects you'll learn vital skills — like modern programming languages, database management and web applications — and hone your quantitative skills. Within the Information Technology major you'll have the opportunity to choose the Business track, the Simmons University Center for Cybersecurity Academic Excellence track, or the Health Informatics track.
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.
A major in Information Technology requires the following courses:
|Foundations of Information Technology
|Introduction to Computer Science
|Database Management Systems
|Systems Analysis & Design
|Systems Analysis in Information Services
|Intermediate Statistics: Design & Analysis
|Organizational Communication & Behavior
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 web design & development and computer science — as well as the 3+1 Computer Science/M.S. in Library and Information Science.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Program Director of Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics, and Undergraduate Computer Science and Informatics Program Director
Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Computer Science Complete Degree program
Adjunct Faculty and Emeritus
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