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Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
120 Credits

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus


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 such initial careers as small business computer manager, microcomputer consultant, desktop publisher, and entrepreneurial software designer and a solid preparation for further academic and professional study in computer science and decision sciences. 

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Program Director:
Nikhil Yadav,  [email protected]

Major Area Requirements: 36 Credits

Required Coursework: 30 Credits from the following courses:

CUS1110Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence3
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1147Introduction to Information Technology3
CUS1165Database Management Systems3
CUS1167Systems Analysis       3
CUS1172HTML and JAVA Script3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
HCI1001Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3
NET1001Data Communications3

CUS Elective Coursework: 6 Credits from:

CUS1176Electronic Commerce3
CUS1179Data Mining3
CSS1001Introduction to Information Security3
HCI1002Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management3
NET1011Introduction to Networks3

Business Area: 18 Credits:

 Required Coursework: 18 Credits from the following courses:

ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACC1008Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BLW1001Law and Business3
MGT1001Principles of Management I3
MGT1003Financial Management3
MKT1001Principles of Marketing3

Free Electives: 3 Credits

Additional Liberal Arts Requirements: 21 Credits

18 Credits from the following courses:

MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3

And 3 Credits from one the following courses:

BIO Biology3
CHE Chemistry3
PHY Physics3

Core Requirements: 42 Credits

36 Credits from the following courses:

DNY1000CDiscover New York3
FYW1000CFirst Year Writing3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1020 or 2200 seriesPhilosophy3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity3
THE1040 SeriesTheology3
THE Any THE Elective3

And: Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies: 6 Credits from:

6 Credits from any second language or:
ART1000CThe Creative Process3
LAC1000CLanguage and Culture3

Career Outcomes

The central goal of the Information Technology B.S. degree program in the College of Professional Studies is to provide students the opportunity to obtain an excellent information technology education.  Recognizing that computer systems and software technology are now integral to organizations of virtually any size, the degree program in information technology is designed to provide the student with broad knowledge and skills in existing information technologies, in new and emerging technologies (and the application and integration of these technologies), and in the administrative practices used in the effective management of these technologies. The program is designed to be broad enough that students will be prepared to pursue careers in technical project management and consulting, as well as in computer and information systems administration and management.

The program will prepare graduates to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and processes of computer systems, communications systems, and applications software.

  • Discuss the logical and theoretical foundations of information technology and the way these foundations are applied in practice.
  • Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of basic concepts and principles relating to computer science, communications technology, and applications software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies and the fundamentals of project planning and control.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a broad, integrative approach to the functional and technological needs of organizations.

Apply information systems principles and practices to solve a variety of technical problems.

  • Assist people across disciplines to address their information technology related problems by demonstrating an understanding of the design, implementation, and maintenance of computer based systems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills required in a technical environment.
  • Identify and analyze criteria and specifications appropriate to given technical problems and plan strategies for their solution.
  • Integrate and apply appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-based systems to solve technical problems.
  • Work individually, or in teams, and communicate effectively on technical issues.

Demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge, experience, and values needed to become lifelong learners, and be prepared, upon graduation, either to enter the job market or to continue on to further study in the field of information technology.

  • Demonstrate the skills needed to obtain employment in technical areas requiring the ability to analyze computer and communications problems, and the ability to integrate and utilize computer applications and communications systems effectively.
  • Develop sufficient background so that those students who wish to continue their studies at the graduate level may do so.

Demonstrate proficiency in a second, complementary area of academic strength by mastering an information technology-related option within the main program. (Not required for the degree)

Business Option: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of business administration—accounting, business law, management and marketing
  • Utilize computer systems to solve problems in a business setting.

Telecommunications and Networking Option: 

  • Compare and contrast the essential communications technologies and explain how they work.
  • Demonstrate the central issues in telecommunications and ability to apply the techniques of analysis, design and implementation of telecommunication systems.

Computer Security Systems Option:

  • Identify the major threats to computer systems and networks.
  • Formulate and implement solutions to prevent a cyber attack. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the central legal and ethical issues involved in computer security.

Cyber Forensics Option: 

  • Delineate the fundamental concepts of computer and network forensics.
  • Describe and distinguish the main techniques for the management of digital evidence. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical issues involved in cyber-crime investigation

Graphic Design Option: 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying information technology and graphic design principles to visual communication problems
  • Develop message designs, symbol designs, solve form and progression problems, and book designs.

Corporate Security Option:

  • Describe and evaluate the effectiveness of the main types of investigation and protection organizations, departments and services.
  • Apply legal concepts to private and public protection issues.
  • Identify and discuss the major constraints imposed by the law upon security and public safety operations and personnel.