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Information Technology (B.S.)

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles
  • IT 130 Java Programming or IT 125 Web Development
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 210 Software Engineering
  • IT 223 Sophomore IT Seminar
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming or IT 225 Advanced Web Development
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 310 Database Technology
  • IT 323 Junior IT Seminar
  • IT 345 Human Computer Interaction
  • IT 355 Software Quality Assurance, Documentation, and Testing
  • IT 400 Internship
  • IT 423 Senior IT Seminar
  • IT 489 IT Capstone Project
  • MGT 123 The Business Experience
  • MSC 345 Project Management
  • MA 132 Statistical Analysis (Students needing preparation for either course should plan to complete that preparatory coursework during the freshman year.)
  • MA 260 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology or MSC 310 Decision Analysis
  • PH 305 Business Ethics
  • IT Elective

*All majors also complete coursework in a chosen specialty.
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Highly qualified students may also wish to consider Marymount’s B.S./M.S. in Information Technology to accelerate their path toward a graduate degree.

Minor Requirements

Minors are open to students pursuing a degree other than the B.S. in Information Technology or the B.S. in Health Information Management.

Information Technology Minor

This minor provides students with a general understanding of the information technology field including computer hardware and networks, information security, database management, and Java software development. A minor in Information Technology is a valuable complement to many programs, particularly Business Administration, as computers play an increasingly important role in today’s workplace.

Minor Requirements

  • IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles or IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity
  • IT 130 Java Programming or IT 125 Web Development
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 210 Software Engineering
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • MSC 345 Project Management

Computer Science Minor

This minor provides students with a general understanding of the software development process including Java programming. A minor in Computer Science complements programs such as Mathematics and Biology, as computer analysis becomes a significant part of other applied mathematics and scientific programs.

Minor Requirements

  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • IT 205 Computer Technology or IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming
  • IT 340 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • MA 181 Calculus I
  • MA 260 Discrete Mathematics for IT

Data Science Minor

This minor provides students with a minor in data science complements programs such as business, biology and mathematics, as data science becomes a major career option in business and science.

Minor Requirements

  • MA 181 Calculus or equivalent
  • MSC 300 Business Statistics or MA 132, Statistical Analysis
  • IT 310, Database Technology
  • MSC 310, Decision Analysis
  • MSC 325, Data Analytics
  • IT 385, Managing Big Data
  • MSC 385, Current Topics in Data Science
  • MSC 390, Data Science Applications

Forensic Computing Minor

This minor provides students with a general understanding of computer and network forensics, combining both criminal justice and information technology. This program provides the knowledge required by the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners for their Certified Computer Examiner standing. A minor in Forensic Computing is ideal for students majoring in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration.

Minor Requirements

  • CJ 320 Cybercrime and Digital Terrorism
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles or IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity
  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 370 Computer Forensics

Information Technology & Management Sciences Department

Marymount University
1000 North Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: (703) 284-5910

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