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.

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About the curriculum

Classes

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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

Career Opportunities

This major prepares students for careers in programming, software application development, database design and administration, data-driven Web application development, Web and mobile programming, programming analysis, and system analysis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for software developers, applications was $100,080 in May 2016. The top 10 percent earned more than $157,590.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services289,080$49.46$102,870
Software Publishers82,450$55.84$116,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises39,970$48.40$100,660
Other Information Services35,970$57.58$119,760
Insurance Carriers23,600$45.67$94,980

Statistics reported in May 2016

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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Association of Professional Programmers (APP)

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Information Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. James R Ankers, CISSP, CISA, IT Specialist (INFOSEC), United States Navy
  • Mr. Samuel N Bressi, NCI, Inc.
  • Dr. Sarah Buikema, Dairy Product Marketing Specialist, USDA
  • Mr. Daniel J Clarke, Senior Solutions Architect, Arraya Solutions
  • Mr. Peter Codispoti, Senior Systems Analyst, Furniture Division, Brodart
  • Mr. Bruce Diamond, CISSP, GPEN, President, Computer HelpLine, Inc.
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Jonah P Gregory, Chief Technology Officer, Euro Optic LTD
  • Dr. Todd W Griffith, Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Machine Corporation
  • Mr. Daniel F Grim, Regional Director, Program Management, Johnson Controls
  • Mr. Brandon J Howe, Sr. IT Analyst, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • Dr. Karl M Kapp, Assistant Director, Institue for Interactive Technologies, Bloomsburg University
  • Dr. Krish Pillai, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Lock Haven University
  • Mr. Mark J Watson, Administrative Director, Corportate Information Technology, Susquehanna Health
  • Mr. Benjamin Wright, Attorney, Instructor at SANS Institute

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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