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Information Technology, B.S.

Full-time Faculty: K. Balagani, S. Billis, H. Cao, M. Colef, X. Cui, F. Fischman, S. Gass, H. Gu, P. Gasti, A. Jafari, F. Lee, W. Li, R. Mihajlovic, Y. Saito, J. Voris, T. Zhang

NYIT's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Computer Security produces well-rounded graduates with a range of skills, aptitudes, and interests. Our graduates pursue successful careers in industry and government and/or advanced graduate studies. Our courses prepare students in information technology, computer science, liberal arts, humanities, and life sciences. Established sequences provide depth and breadth in the major areas of study and offer a degree of flexibility through a choice of elective courses allowing students to specialize in areas of interest.

Students can select a minor concentration in an area of interest such as communication arts, business, architecture, and others. The minor concentration provides students with an opportunity to focus in an area of application and interest. In addition to NYIT's extensive computer facilities, students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories in computer and network security, electronics, telecommunications, and more.

Graduates find employment in a variety of technical career roles such as software engineer, network administrator, systems analyst, computer programmers, sales engineers, and technical consultants.

Five-Year Combined Option: B.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Computer Science – Accelerated Path to Master's Degree (APMD) Option

  • NYIT offers a five-year combined degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Science. For the details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science.

Five-Year Combined Option: B.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Information, Network, and Computer Security – Accelerated Path to Master's Degree (APMD) Option

  • NYIT offers a five-year combined degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security. For the details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science.

Within this general direction and the mission of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, our faculty members, with input from stakeholders such as employers, alumni, and industrial advisory board members, have determined Program Educational Objectives to prepare versatile information technologists who:

  • Are successfully employed in information technology or their chosen career path,
  • Pursue graduate studies and/or continued education in their field, and
  • Function as responsible members of society through engagement in community or professional organizations.

To support these objectives, the curriculum has been developed to provide student outcomes describing what degree candidates are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Upon graduation, students are expected to acquire the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Collaborate effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impacts of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems
  • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • Understand best practices and standards and their application
  • Assist in the creation of an effective project plan

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This program follows our general admission requirements.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements