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Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science



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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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 (30 Credits)
  • Complete additional area requirement (6 credits)
  • Complete Other liberal arts requirement (18 credits)
  • Complete the common core requirement (42 credits)
  • Complete business electives requirement (18 credits)
  • Select elective credits from Computer Science courses (6 Credits)

IT Specific Program requirements are listed below.

Major Area Requirements: 30 Credits

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
CUS1110Introduction to Big Data Analytics3
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1150Systems Programming in Linux3
CUS1165Database Management Systems3
CUS1167Systems Analysis       3
CUS1172Web Development3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
IT1011Information Technology for Business3
NET1011Introduction to Networks3

Additional Area Requirements (6 credits from the following courses) 

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
CUS1126Introduction to Data Structures3
CUS1176Electronic Commerce3
CUS1179Data Mining3
CUS1194Special Topics in Computer Science3
CUS1100Introduction to Game Development3
CSS1001Introduction to Information Security3
HCI1002Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management3

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 18 Credits

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
ECO1001Principles of Economics I 3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3
MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1022Matrix Methods3

Business Area Requirements: 18 Credits

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

Common Core Requirements: 42 Credits

CourseCourse #TitleCredits
ART1000C*The Creative Process3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
FYW1000CFirst Year Writing3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
LAC1000C*Language and Culture3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1020 SeriesEthics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE 1000CPerspectives on Christianity - A Catholic Approach3
THE1040 seriesMoral Theology3
THEElectiveAny Theology Elective3


Free Elective: 6 Credits

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

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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: Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. 
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We are here to answer any questions you may have about the Computer Science program and admission process.

Collins College of Professional Studies

Dr. Nikhil Yadav

Program Coordinator

Dr. Nikhil Yadav
Program Coordinator
[email protected]