Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Evening Program)
Information Technology (IT) focuses on building and managing secure information systems that run our modern world. The IT professional expert helps users in an organization make sense of the technology around them.
Important areas in Information Technology include: Networking, Security, Database Administration, Web Site Design/Programming, and E-Commerce.
At Merrimack, our curriculum is based on the recommendations of the ACM and leading IT professionals and provides a strong coverage of current technology, together with a strong liberal arts foundation that will help students effectively communicate within an organization. Review application requirements for this program.
Careers in IT
The career outlook for graduates with backgrounds in information technology and computer science is among the fastest growing. Career paths in computing are diverse. Here are a few options:
- Internet applications -Web Page Designers/Developers, Database administrators for e-commerce, search engines, social networking, Network Specialists
- Scientific Research - Database Developers/Administrators for Human Genome projects, Network Administrators for medical imaging and high-tech hospital equipment
- Entertainment - iPod/media device Engineers, Database Administrators for sports teams, Network Administrators
- Gaming - Game programmers, Game Developers/Designers, Game Console Engineers
- Government - Robotic engineers, Signal Processing Engineers
Information technology can lead to many interesting applications:
- Medical Imaging
- Web page design and processing
In addition to satisfying the institutional and distribution requirements, students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology complete the following courses or their equivalents:
CSC 1510 Introduction to the Science of Computing and Information (pre-requisite)
CSC 1610 Problem Solving with Programming (pre-requisite)
CSC 2620 Object Oriented Programming
MTH 1111 Basic Statistics
MTH 1314 Discrete Mathematics
CSC 3500 Human Computer Interaction
CSC 3720 Computer Architecture
CSC 3810 Database Principles
CSC 3950 Web Technologies
CSC 5925 Data Communications
CSC 5935 Data Networking
CSC 5055 Computer and Network Security
CSC 3875 Linux Administration, Privacy, Ethics, and Technology
CSC 4920 Information Technology Systems
Two electives from the following list
BUS 1100 Essentials of Business Analysis & Decision Making
CSC 3320 Operating Systems
CSC 2820 Data Structures
CSC 4265 Engineering Management
Minor in Business Administration
Students who major in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Science and Engineering have the opportunity to minor in Business Administration. The goal of the minor is to give the student a demonstrable competency in the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies of business.
The minor consists of the following courses:
BUS1100 Introduction to Business
BUS2203 Accounting for Business
and a minimum of 12 additional credits offered in the Business School.