Information Technology Major, IT Security Specialization
College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degree BS, Information Technology
Department Chair Timothy Kearney, PhD
For information contact program director Sr. Patricia Lapczynski, RSM, BA, MS, DPS
The information technology degree with a specialization in information technology security prepares information technology managers to establish the procedures, policies and practices that should be in place to protect information and data.
The information technology curriculum models the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery and provides career-oriented education with a strong liberal arts program. The information technology major with a specialization in IT security leads to a bachelor of science in information technology with a specialization in IT security. The program prepares students to pursue careers in scientific or industrial programming and systems analysis, or to continue their education at the graduate level. Students have ample access to computer labs stocked with Windows and Apple operating systems. All facets of hardware and software are continually upgraded to ensure that students work with the most recent components of this dynamic technology. The specialization in IT security places an additional focus on issues such as:
Technology is always changing, therefore the program has a strong foundation of knowledge to keep pace with trends in technology. The major goes beyond basic programming to include project implementation, computer architecture, and more.
Coursework in the major explores the following areas:
To provide a cooperative and quality academic environment in which students can graduate with an undergraduate liberal arts based degree in information technology. The curriculum encompasses all apects of computing technology. It is concerned with issues of how information technology can assist an organization meet their goals. Students learn how to select, create, apply, integrate and administer technology in an organization. Faculty are enabled to develop professionally.
The program must enable the students to attain, by the time of graduation:
Students should have one year of high school biological science and one year of high school physical sceince. Students should also have taken sufficient mathematics courses to successfully pass MTH 160: Discrete Math.
Students should have a minimum average grade point average of 2.0 in their major courses.