Software Development & Information Management
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

This major provides students with strong programming and application development skills with additional focus on system development, databases, and Web development. The degree is designed to give students a broad background in programming, database administration, database design and programming, mobile application development, system design and development, mathematics, sciences, IT security, networking, Web applications, operating systems, communication, and liberal arts. Hands-on learning ensures deep understanding of all subjects.

Program Specs

Open House

Open House

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Information Technology
Information Technology
Information Technology

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Special Purpose Labs

Our IT majors are supported by four special purpose computing labs (networking, IT security, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS), with advanced video cards and industry standard software packages. Our lab coordinator also maintains a Linux-based Apache Web server, an Oracle database server, and several GNU/Linux servers.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for software developers, applications was $92,660 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $55,770.The top 10 percent earned more than $143,540.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services222,110$45.25$94,120
Software Publishers61,750$51.32$106,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises33,000$45.22$94,060
Insurance Carriers23,970$43.29$90,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services23,250$45.59$94,820

Statistics reported in May 2013

Internship Recommendation

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Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

A laptop/notebook computer is required for enrollment in all IT major courses CIT 160 and higher. Specifications

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store and Penn State Computer Store.

Clubs & Activities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter

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Gamers' Guild

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Information Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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