AboutInformation technology (IT) focuses on applying technology to solve problems in organizations. Students can concentrate their studies on such areas as cybersecurity, user-interaction, network and systems administration, database administration and many others. At Scranton, IT is not about technology support, but rather technology leadership.
Why Information Technology is in Demand
- In 2015, Computer and Information Sciences ranked as the second-most sought-after major by employers. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
- Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: United States Department of Labor Statistics)
- If the recent past is any indication of the future, the precise technology being used today will be outdated in a few years, creating the need for more IT specialists.
- The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $82,860 in May 2016. (Source: United States Department of Labor Statistics)
Is it for me?
- Have an aptitude for technology?
- Have an interest in using technology to solve problems?
- Spend a large amount of time using technology?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Information Technology
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Where will Information Technology take me?
Our goal is to produce graduates who are not only qualified for today’s marketplace, but also possess skills and initiative to continue lifelong learning that will be necessary to stay current in the rapidly-changing field of technology. To this end, the course requirements are distributed evenly between theoretical concepts and practical skills.
Most information technology graduates pursue professional employment, rather than graduate school, immediately following graduation. The job market in this industry is so strong that employees are competing for information technology graduates, and offering them excellent starting salaries. Students are prepared for employment in a wide variety of positions including:
- business systems analyst
- cybersecurity engineer
- information management system administrator
- IT recruiter
- front-end developer
- network security analyst
- technical project manager
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty are very active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you'll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to bounce ideas.
Whether it's advising or providing letters of references for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers but advocates for you professionally.
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Office of Admissions
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Department of Computing Sciences
Dr. Benjamin J. Bishop
Professor and Program Director
Department of Computing Sciences