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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Evening Program)

Information Technology (IT) focuses on building and managing secure information systems that run our modern world. The IT professional expert helps users in an organization make sense of the technology around them.

Important areas in Information Technology include: Networking, Security, Database Administration, Web Site Design/Programming, and E-Commerce.

At Merrimack, our curriculum is based on the recommendations of the ACM and leading IT professionals and provides a strong coverage of current technology, together with a strong liberal arts foundation that will help students effectively communicate within an organization. Review application requirements for this program.

Careers in IT

The career outlook for graduates with backgrounds in information technology and computer science is among the fastest growing. Career paths in computing are diverse.  Here are a few options:

  • Internet applications -Web Page Designers/Developers, Database administrators for e-commerce, search engines, social networking, Network Specialists
  • Scientific Research - Database Developers/Administrators for Human Genome projects, Network Administrators for medical imaging and high-tech hospital equipment
  • Entertainment - iPod/media device Engineers, Database Administrators for sports teams, Network Administrators
  • Gaming - Game programmers, Game Developers/Designers, Game Console Engineers
  • Government - Robotic engineers, Signal Processing Engineers

Information technology can lead to many interesting applications:

  • Gaming
  • Medical Imaging
  • E-commerce
  • Web page design and processing


Required Courses

In addition to satisfying the institutional and distribution requirements, students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology complete the following courses or their equivalents:

CSC 1510  Introduction to the Science of Computing and Information (pre-requisite)
CSC 1610  Problem Solving with Programming (pre-requisite)
CSC 2620  Object Oriented Programming
MTH 1111  Basic Statistics
MTH 1314  Discrete Mathematics
CSC 3500  Human Computer Interaction
CSC 3720  Computer Architecture
CSC 3810  Database Principles
CSC 3950  Web Technologies
CSC 5925  Data Communications
CSC 5935  Data Networking
CSC 5055  Computer and Network Security
CSC 3875  Linux Administration, Privacy, Ethics, and Technology
CSC 4920  Information Technology Systems

Two electives from the following list

BUS 1100  Essentials of Business Analysis & Decision Making
CSC 3320  Operating Systems
CSC 2820  Data Structures
CSC 4265  Engineering Management

Minor in Business Administration

Students who major in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Science and Engineering have the opportunity to minor in Business Administration.  The goal of the minor is to give the student a demonstrable competency in the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies of business.  

The minor consists of the following courses:

BUS1100 Introduction to Business

BUS2203 Accounting for Business

and a minimum of 12 additional credits offered in the Business School.