Please note: Information Technology has replaced Information Science Technology as of [Fall, 2021].
In the IT program, you'll focus on how people create, improve, and use technologies in their everyday lives. You'll learn to analyze how these technologies impact the world at large, and what you can do with this information to make a difference.
The Information Technology (IT) bachelor's degree program equips you with the understanding of core information technologies and how they can be used in practical applications. You will understand how people use technology and revolutionize the role IT plays in changing the way that individuals live, work, and engage with the world.
Program courses include
- Information, People and Technology
- Organization of Data
- Networking and Telecommunications
- Application Development
- Systems and Enterprise Integration
- IT Project Management
Your job title could be
- Tech Start-Up Entrepreneur
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Systems Administrator
- Software Engineer
- Business Analyst
- Enterprise Architect
Suggested Academic Plans
Suggested Academic Plans provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. SAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the SAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. Changing the other of a SAP might be in the student's best interests and can occur with an adviser's guidance. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin.
Students who began studying at Penn State summer 2018 or later should refer to the new suggested academic plans.