Information Technology

Program Director: Fred J. Croop, MBA, CMA, CPA

Within the Information Technology program at Misericordia University, you will study the technical aspects of Information Technology to become a professional in the field, and gain important business writing and presentation skills, as well. Use of computers and standard software are integrated into instruction and assignments.

Information Technology students in class.

Flexibility

Our flexible program allows you to tie your IT education to other areas of interest that will determine the direction of your career. In addition to courses in programming, systems, and applications, you can choose to specialize in IT Security. We are now offering new IT elective courses in Game Programming and Internet Programming.

Click on the link to find out more about our specialization in IT Security.

But your choices don't end there. You can tie your major in with business courses or with areas as diverse as philosophy or psychology, if that is where your interest lies. You'll be well-prepared for graduate school, if that's what you decide to do. With our liberal arts curriculum, you'll have the knowledge and thinking skills it takes to succeed. You'll also serve internships directly related to your major that will give you experience and connections in the business world.

A Management Information Systems (MIS) sequence is also available through the Business Administration major.

Opportunities

When you choose Information Technology as your major, you may have a specific career in mind. But you might be surprised at the diverse choices that exist in the field. Anywhere computers are used, there are opportunities for people with the knowledge and skills you'll possess when you graduate from Misericordia University. Businesses of all sizes, government offices, educational and health care institutions, and myriad other employers all need computer support. Career opportunities include:

  • Systems analysis
  • Systems design
  • Project management
  • Program management
  • Network management
  • Technology management, among many others.

Your bachelor's degree will prepare you for a variety of other possibilities, too, including career changes and growth to leadership and management positions.

Contact

For more information on the program, contact:

Fred J. Croop
MBA, CMA, CPA
Phone: (570) 674-6327
fcroop@misericordia.edu

Course Requirements



Course Number

Title

Credits

CPS 101

Intro to Programming

3

CPS 121

Computer Programming

3

CPS 222

Computer Organization

3

CPS 321

Operating Sys., Architecture

3

CPS 432

Database Management Design

3

COM 215 / CPS 215

Web Design and Production

3

MIS 110

Intro to Management Information Systems

3

MIS 220

Applied Networking Design

3

MIS 310

Object Oriented Programming I

3

MIS 312

Software Engineering

3

MIS 491

Information Technology Management

3

ITS 200

IT Security

3

ITS 420

IT Privacy and Legal Issues

3

IT Elective

3

IT Elective

3

IT Elective

3

IT Elective

3

IT Elective

3

BUS 300

Quantitative Methods I

3

Core – Humanities – HIS/POL - Bank A

3

Core – Humanities - HIS/POL – Bank B

3

Core – Humanities - ENG

3

Core – Humanities – ENG

3

Core – Humanities – RLS – RLS 104

3

Core – Humanities – RLS

3

Core – Humanities – FA

3

Core – Humanities – FA

3

Core – Humanities – PHL – PHL 100

3

Core – Humanities - PHL

3

Core – Math

3

Core – Math Statistics

3

Core - Science (lab required)

4

Core - Science (lab optional)

3

Core – Business - Macroeconomics

3

Core - Social Science

3

Free elective

3

Free elective

3

Free elective

3

Free elective

3

Free elective

3


IT Elective
Options
ACC 101Principles of Accounting3
CPS 232Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis3
CPS 331Organization of Programming Languages3
CPS 341Introduction to Game Programming3
CPS 351Internet Programming3
CPS 485Special Topics in Computer Science3
ITS 410*Access Controls, Security Models, and Cryptology3
ITS 430*Physical Security and Disaster Recovery3
ITS 490*Current Issues and Trends in IT Security 3
* Not if minoring in IT Security


Total Credits 121

Version as of August 2014



Faculty

Misericordia University's highly qualified faculty will welcome you on an academic and a personal level. Our faculty build close relationships between students and professors that allow you to fully explore your area of specialization while you gain the basic knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Student Support

If the demands of college-personal as well as academic-sound a bit scary, our Student Success Center offers a variety of support services for all students or the opportunity to help others through peer support and tutoring programs, as well as working with professional counselors.

Admissions Requirements

Successful freshman applicants to Misericordia University's Information Technology program will typically have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and a combined SAT score of 850 (math and critical reading) if taken prior to March 5, 2016, or a combined score of 930 if taken after March 5, 2016. In lieu of the SAT, ACT results may be presented with a minimum required composite score of 18.

Successful transfer applicants will typically hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 2.0, having completed at least 5 college credits.

Misericordia University reviews individual applications carefully, and the above stated standards should be seen only as general guidelines.


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