Technology is everywhere – and changing constantly. That’s why a degree in Information Technology (IT) from Penn State Lehigh Valley is a smart start to a fulfilling career in a field that offers great salaries, flexibility, and stability. With countless job options in just about every industry – from fashion and finance to travel and tech – you can literally go anywhere.
PSU-LV’s IT program is taught by faculty with significant industry experience. As a student, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of core information technologies and how to practically apply IT concepts in the workplace.
The program includes a specialization of your choice -- business applications, custom, cybersecurity, and security and risk analysis -- as well as required and optional courses in cybersecurity, databases, computer programming, project management, security and risk analysis, networking, web design and development, application development, and systems analysis. And, with the Lehigh Valley’s thriving business community, you’ll have the chance to pursue valuable internship experiences that often lead directly to job offers.
By the time you complete your degree, you’ll possess a strong foundation of technical, communication and collaborative skills and business core competencies needed to compete for highly desirable positions in the field.
By the time you graduate, you can pursue a career as a:
Computer Systems Analyst
Quality Assurance Analyst
Computer and Information Research Scientist
“I loved that the class sizes in the program were small and very personalized. That way, the professors have time to answer your questions. And the faculty is awesome. They’re either people working in the industry or those who have worked in the industry. They could show many real-world examples and point me toward internships and opportunities. I owe the people at Penn State Lehigh Valley a whole lot. Great people, great leaders. I can’t say enough good things about the campus.” – Dan Jalosinski ’20, cybersecurity operations center analyst at a major global healthcare company
Suggested Academic Plans
Suggested Academic Plans (SAP) 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. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Coordinator of Information and Technology
610-285-5071 | [email protected]