Information Technology

Our students perfectly blend information technology with computer science, management and communications, able to solve complex computing problems and communicate the results.

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Technology is constantly developing and evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities

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.

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

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.

Requirements

  • 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

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.

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.

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