Information Technology, B.S.
Full-time Faculty: M. Akhtar, K. Balagani, S. Billis, H. Cao, J. Cheng, M. Colef, F. Fischman, S. Gass, P. Gasti, H. Gu, X. Huang, A. Jafari, F. Lee, S. Lindo, W. Li, Y. Saito, G. Salayka Jr., T. Zhang
New York Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a focus on 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 also select a minor in any area of interest such as communication arts, business, architecture, and others. Minors can provide students with an opportunity to focus in an area of application and interest. In addition to the university’s extensive computer facilities, students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories in computer and network security, electronics, telecommunications, and more.
Graduates may find employment in a variety of technical career roles such as software engineer, network administrator, systems analyst, computer programmer, sales engineer, or technical consultant.
Co-op (Cooperative Education) Option
This B.S. program also offers a co-op option. The co-op program is a mechanism to enable students to prepare themselves for the job market while pursuing their undergraduate degrees. Typically, junior or senior students work full-time for six months at an industrial partner related to their major or career interests. During this time, students earn a salary and do not pay tuition. The skills, contacts, and real-world know-how gained through the co-op program—combined with what is learned in the classroom—creates a unique and holistic educational experience. Please note that the co-op option will extend the degree program by one semester. Enrolling in the co-op is optional, but students must apply for placement in the program. For details, please contact the co-op program coordinator.
Five-Year Accelerated Option
Students with a GPA above 3.0 can be accepted into the Accelerated M.S. Options program, and become eligible to take three graduate-level courses in their junior and senior years, which can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at no additional cost.
Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Computer Science – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option
- The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Science. For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science.
Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Cybersecurity (Information, Network, and Computer Security) – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option
- The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Information, Network, and Computer Security). For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science.
Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Data Science – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option
- The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Data Science. For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science.
Within this general direction and the mission of the College 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 continuing education in their field
- 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 have 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
International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).
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This program follows our general admission requirements.
- 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.
- First-time, first-year applicants may choose to submit their application without standardized test scores to be considered for admission to New York Institute of Technology. You also have the option of submitting test results if you feel your academic strength is best reflected by your scores:
- SAT Code: 2561, 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 New York Tech would further these goals.
- Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.