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Why Choose Saint Rose for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology?

With a BS degree in Information Technology, you gain the skills needed to become a professional in the always changing and rapidly growing technology industry. Saint Rose offers a variety of courses to students interested in pursuing a career in a technology-related field. Starting with the core classes, students build a foundation in programming, computer networks, database design, and software development.

At Saint Rose, you are a person, not just a number. All classes, typically only 20 students, are held in computer labs and students have one-on-one access to faculty. Emphasis is placed on practice versus theory. Practical classes include two courses on computer networks and two courses on Internet programming. The program is flexible for both traditional and nontraditional students and offers great internship opportunities.

The program and courses are updated frequently to keep up with the myriad of changes in technology, including new course offerings in System Administration, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Advanced Databases, Computer Forensics and also multiple courses in Cybersecurity.

Program highlights

  • In addition to the traditional BS in Information Technology the Computer Science Department offers a BS/MS dual degree option. Exceptional students of superior academic ability have the opportunity to accelerate their degree progress. Students can earn their BS in either Information Technology, and also earn their MS in Computer Information Systems.
  • Required internships that can be done at local companies or government agencies. Sometimes paid, sometimes not; but always a good experience that often leads to job placement.
  • Software Engineering Capstone course that simulates what it is like to be a Software Engineer in the real world.

Saint Rose Students Net Big Internships

From IBM and Google to small start-ups, Saint Rose computer science and information technology students land impressive internships.

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Course Requirements, Faculty, and Learning Objectives

  • Apply fundamental principles and methods of Computer Science to a wide range of applications
  • Apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems
  • Design, correctly implement and document solutions to significant computational problems
  • Analyze and compare alternative solutions to computing problems
  • Design, implement, debug and test software systems that meet specified design and performance requirements
  • Work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions to computational problems
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing