Penn State Greater Allegheny is pleased to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (IT). This four year degree will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses. Examples of those goals include reliability, accessibility, efficiency, cost reduction, and revenue enhancement. Students acquire a broad set of skills across many areas of information technology, including programming and systems development, networking, databases, project management, and information security. Upper-level course selections allow for specific advanced options, including the following:
What to Expect
With an option in Business Applications, students are prepared to pursue careers in Information Technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.
Students will take courses that focus on:
- Information, People and Technology
- Organization of Data
- Networking and Telecommunications
- Information Security
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a new broad based technical and theoretical degree that will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses with two available degree options to choose from:
Business Applications Option
This option prepares students to pursue careers in Information technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.
Custom Information Technology Option
This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved information technology interdisciplinary or exploratory program of study.
Graduates in the IT program can find an array of career opportunities that include, but not limited to:
- Application programmers
- Associate systems designers
- Network managers
- Web designers and administrators
- Information systems support specialists
Associate Degree Option
Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Associate Degree in Information Sciences and Technology is coded for students who enjoy problem solving.