Looking for a major that will Unlock your future in information technology and help you launch a great career?
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (51 credits in the major) prepares students to work in a wide range of technical fields, including, but not limited to:
- E-Commerce Applications
- Network and Telecommunications support
- IT Security Support
- Virtual Reality
- Robotics/The Internet of Things
- Data Analysis
- System Administration and Support
- IT Product Development
Today’s information based economy depends on a workforce with strong technology skills, communication skills, and problem solving abilities. Our program will give you the foundation you need to adapt as technology evolves. The applied nature of this degree will give you real world knowledge and experience so that you step into the workplace prepared to work as part of a team to plan and to execute IT projects confidently and successfully.
The Division of Applied Technology is committed to promoting diversity and is a proud member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
The applied nature of the degree will prepare graduates to follow a range of career paths including IT administration, network administration, product development, client support, project planning and project management.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Articulate professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
Minor in This Program
Information Technology Minor (18 credits)
The Information Technology Minor is designed to augment any other major by giving students the technical background and skills needed for today’s information based workplace. Classes are based on hands-on activities designed to build real-world skills.
The minor can be completed by following one of two paths:
Foundation (9 credits):
- INT 101 Introduction to IT Fundamentals
- CYBR 201 Introduction to Cybersecurity
- INT 304 IT Ethics
3 Electives chosen from (9 credits):
- ARVR 105 Introduction to Immersive Technologies
- ARVR 230 Video Production in 360
- CSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming I
- CSC 301 (note that CSC 121 is prerequisite)
- DATA 101 Introduction to Data Analysis
- INT 495 Special Topics
- INT 499 Independent Study
Foundation (12 credits):
Students may complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and pass the corresponding Shenandoah University certifying exam to earn up to 9 credits towards the IT Minor (INT 101, CYBR 201, and CSC 301). [The Google Certificate is approximately 106 hours of instruction and testing. Coursera charges $49 per month until the certificate is complete after a free trial period.] Students must take INT 304.
2 Electives chosen from (6 credits), chosen from the list of electives above.
Note: Students are advised to note the university policy limiting the amount of overlap between major and minor programs of study to no more than 9 credits.
Declaring A Minor
Shenandoah students work with their Academic Advisor to declare a minor. Academic Advisors will continue to work with students to ensure that they fulfill all of the requirements to complete the minor.
Incoming students should not indicate their intended minor on their Shenandoah application. Applications are for intended majors only.
Member Of The National Center For Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance
Shenandoah University is a proud member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance.
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influence and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
Foundation (36 Credits)
INT Fundamentals (9 credits):
Students may complete the Google Information Technology Certificate, take the Shenandoah University certificate exam, and earn 9 credits. The Google Certificate is approximately 106 hours of instruction. Courses charges $49 per month until the certificate is complete after a free trial period.
Alternatively, students may complete:
INT 101 Introduction to IT Fundamentals (survey of the field/future directions, tech writing, problem solving, HCI).
CSC 201 Introduction to Cybersecurity (covers basics of architecture, electronics, operating systems and networking in addition to security fundamentals)
CSC 301 Introduction to Networking (3 credits, CSC 121 and 122 are prerequisite)
Database (3 credits):
CSC 410 Introduction to Databases (CSC 122 is prerequisite)
Ethics (3 credits):
INT 304 Ethics for Technology Professionals
Ecommerce (6 credits):
IST 204 Computer Applications in Business Analysis
BA 310 Introduction to Management Information Systems and Ecommerce (IST 204 and junior standing are prerequisite)
Mathematics (6 credits):
Math 207 Introduction to Statistics
Math 209 Discrete Math (Math 102 or 201 or CSC 122 is prerequisite)
Programming (6 credits):
CSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming I
CSC 122 Introduction to Computer Programming II
Telecommunications (3 credits):
INT 340 Introduction to Telecommunications (CSC 301 is prerequisite)
Concentration (9 credits)
Students may choose from among 4 concentrations:
Robotics/Internet of Things
INT 310 Applied Robotics (drones, rovers, subs, satellites)
INT 350 The Internet of Things
INT 480 Robotics/IOT Lab
DATA 101 Introduction to Data Analysis
DATA 301 Data Mining and Pattern Discovery (MATH 207 and CSC 121 are prerequisite)*
DATA 401 Field Learning in Data Science (DATA 301 is prerequisite)*
CSC 302 Network Security (CSC 301 is prerequisite)
CSC 403 Operating Systems (CSC 122 is prerequisite)
CSC 401 Internship in Cybersecurity (senior standing and instructor permission are prerequisite)
ARVR 105 Introduction to Immersive Technologies
ARVR 240 World Design Tools
ARVR 290 ARVR Lab (part I, Fall term only)
Capstone (6 credits)
INT 401 Design Thinking and Prototyping
INT 402 Project Implementation and Testing
Shen Ed (30 credits)
Students must complete 7 credits of natural science including 1, 4 credit lab science course.
INT 490 Internship
INT 495 Special Topics
INT 499 Independent Study
Join The Honors Program
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Honors Program is a multidisciplinary Honors Program for students who are curious, creative, self-motivated, and eager to engage in their education and community.
Not only do Honors Program students partake in honors courses that emphasize collaboration, service, and communication, but they will also have the opportunity to develop aspects of the program based on their own interests and goals. By participating in the CAS Honors Program you will acquire the tools, knowledge and experiences necessary to make meaningful contributions to your community – whether it be globally, locally, or specific to your life’s work. You will have access to unique courses, exciting experiences and a community of peers and faculty who never stop asking questions and striving for excellence.
Shenandoah University works on rolling admissions and accepts applications throughout the year. Applications are reviewed individually and holistically.
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Make studying abroad the highlight of your college experience! Whether you go for a year, a semester, or just a few weeks. You will never forget learning in another culture! The Center for International Programs is here to help you plan your study abroad experience. Start your planning early to ensure the courses you complete abroad count toward your degree and you graduate on time.
Global Experiential Learning (GEL) Program
The Global Experiential Learning (GEL) Program offers Shenandoah students a short-term, faculty-led, study-abroad experience for academic credit. These short-term, credit-bearing, faculty-led programs are offered winter break, spring break, and during the summer. If a course is not within your major, it might be used as an elective.
Shenandoah University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a global network of 300 universities. This partnership allows students to study for a full semester or year at other member campuses abroad. By working closely with their academic advisors and the study abroad advisor, students can take classes taught in English abroad while receiving Shenandoah credit.
Shenandoah University also maintains direct partnerships with several universities around the world. These relationships allow students from SU to study abroad as exchange students and students from these universities to study at SU. All partner universities offer courses taught in English.