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

With a BS degree in Information Technology, students gain the skills needed to become a professional in the always changing and rapidly growing technology industry.

The College of 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. Classes are typically comprised of 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 while also offering opportunities for internships.

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 multiple courses in Cybersecurity.

Learn like a boss.

Earn a bachelor's and master's in four years.

In addition to our traditional bachelor's degree Saint Rose now offers our 2-in-4 program, which allows students to save time, money, and get ahead by earning both their bachelor's and master's in four years.

Explore Information Technology 2-in-4 Programs

  • 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 Information Technology while also earning 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The administration and maintenance of computers, networks, and systems are highly sought-after skills.
 
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in information technology can get careers in computer and information systems, database administration, software development, and systems analysis.
 
Students can also continue their education and receive their master’s degree in information technology or related program.

Receiving a degree in information technology will allow graduates to find better jobs with cutting-edge companies and possibly start with higher salaries out of college.
 
While there is a percentage of information technology professionals with no degree, their career path is often slower to develop.
 
Getting a degree also opens the door for master’s programs in network management, database management, and cybersecurity.

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