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Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

Degree prepares graduates for careers as: software and infrastructure architects/developers; information/network security analysts; database managers.


Information technology at St. John's University is a professional curriculum built upon a liberal arts core leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.  The information technology major, offered to both day and evening students, is designed to provide both a comprehensive education leading to careers in technical and managerial positions, such as software architect/developer, network security analyst, database manager, IT infrastructure engineer, and information security specialist. The degree provides solid preparation for further academic and professional study in computer science and decision sciences

Students who enroll in the BS in Information Technology (IT) program will achieve knowledge and competency in topics that include coverage of: human computer interaction;  information management; programming; networking; web systems and technologies; Information assurance and security; System administration and maintenance; System integration and system architecture; A solid base in fundamentals of computer programming; An introduction to Cyber Security; Advanced course work that builds on the fundamentals to provide depth.

The program supports the core Vincentian values of compassion and service in providing students with technical skills that can be used to combat poverty, disease, crime, as well as provide IT solutions in healthcare. It will utilize new instructional labs in St. Augustine Hall to provide maximum support for students' academic success.

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Degree Type
Area of Interest
Computing & Technology
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Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Extracurricular and Experiential Learning

  • Gain an academic and professional edge by joining the St. John’s Association for Computing Machinery student chapter moderated by Joan E. DeBello, EdD., Associate Professor. Members organize cultural and social activities that include training sessions and industry nights. They also regularly participate in national coding competitions.
  • To learn more and view our events, please visit our SJU ACM Student Chapter page.
  • You also may be eligible for one of the many honor societies available in the Collins College of Professional Studies and at the University. For example, the Collins College of Professional Studies Honor Society recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement in campus, church, or community activities. For more information, please contact Joan E. DeBello, EdD, Associate Professor, at [email protected] or 718-990-2032.

Degree Requirements

The B.S. degree program requires all students to complete 120 credits. In addition to the liberal arts core, courses are organized to allow students to tailor their degree to fit their academic and professional goals. Students must:

  • Complete the major area requirement (39 Credits)
  • Complete additional area electives (6 credits)
  • Complete Other liberal arts requirement (24 credits)
  • Complete the common core requirement (36 credits)
  • Complete free electives requirement (15 credits)

Major Area Requirements: 39 Credits

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
CUS1110Introduction to Data Analytics3
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1150Systems Programming in Linux3
CUS1167Systems Analysis       3
CUS1172Web Development3
CSE3200Software Project Management3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
IT1011Information Technology for Business3
IT1141Human Computer Interaction3
IT 1166IT Capstone3
IT1175Database Information Systems3
NET 1011Introduction to Networks3

Additional Area Requirements (6 credits from the following courses) 

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
CUS1126Introduction to Data Structures3
CUS1179Data Mining3
CUS1194Special Topics in Computer Science3
CSS1006Management of Information Security3
HCI1002Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management3

College Core Area/LAS: 24 Credits

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
ECO1001Principles of Economics I 3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3
MTH1022Discrete Mathematics3

+6 credits chosen from liberal arts elective

Free Elective: 15 Credits

Students should consult with their academic advisors for elective courses to take based on their minor and digital badge interest.

Career Outcomes

The B.S. degree program in Information technology combines foundational Information Technology skill with the advanced technical skills needed for today’s high-tech careers.

The program aims to prepare students with the required qualifications to:

  • Become knowledgeable and skilled IT professionals holding positions of increasing leadership and responsibility
  • Adapt to the changing landscape of the IT discipline, as demonstrated by technical promotion or the pursuance of advanced degrees.
  • Continually demonstrate community service as they hold positions of increasing responsibility

More Information

Student Outcomes for the Information Technology program are the following:

  • SO1: Analyze a complex computing problem, and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.  
  • SO2: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.  
  • SO3: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • SO4: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • SO5: Function effectively as amember or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • SO6: Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals
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We are here to answer any questions you may have about the Computer Science program and admission process.

Dr. Nikhil Yadav

Program Coordinator

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