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Cutting-Edge Technology, The Edge for Your Career

To compete in the world of information technology, you need a STEM-designated degree that delivers real-world training, offers additional specializations to prepare you to pursue professional certifications, and showcases your accomplishments and skills to future employers and the digital world.

Technology is the backbone of any business or organization. That’s why employers must seek highly-qualified professionals with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge, tech-savvy skill set, and ethical principles. Saint Mary’s B.S. in Information Technology program is designed to equip you with the tools to stand out as a competent, trained, and highly-skilled IT professional. 

This STEM-designated program provides you with hands-on learning based on real-world scenarios to maximize the skills you’ll need in your IT career. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to manage technical challenges and develop innovative solutions in the private and public sectors. Develop skills in various IT areas, including:

  • Basic computer programming 
  • Business intelligence
  • Cloud computing
  • Database design and management
  • Information security
  • Network administration

Get More, in Less Time, with a Degree from Saint Mary’s

Complete the standard Information Technology program, or select a specialization to stand out:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Administration

The cybersecurity and network administration specializations will give you industry-leading knowledge and the confidence to pursue the CompTIA Security+ or CompTIA Network+ certifications, the gold standards for IT professionals.

Responsible best practices, ethical, and social responsibility is emphasized throughout your coursework and embedded in your program. You'll learn to lead with character and integrity, becoming a force of goodness in your career, your community, and your life. 

Show your social connections and professional network the value of your IT skills by earning a digital badge upon completion of this program. Get the recognition you deserve — and gain the professional edge in the IT field.

What You’ll Learn

  • Explain the fundamental information technology concepts and applications.
  • Synthesize knowledge of basic computer programming concepts.
  • Apply knowledge of information technology to design systems for business application.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cybersecurity issues and cybersecurity administration strategies.
  • Explain the processes and technologies involved with organizational data management, database design, and relational database retrieval.
  • Demonstrate the use of cloud computing applications by organizations.
  • Communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Recognize the ethical implications of information technology-related actions.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations from a culturally competent perspective.
  • Continue professional and personal development.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Career Outlook

Careers in IT are diverse as technology itself. Pursue a career as a database administrator, network administrator, systems analyst, or information security analyst. The demand for computer and information systems managers is booming at a staggering rate of 11% from 2020 to 2023, with over 52,700 new job openings and a median annual salary of $151,150.1

Saint Mary’s provides you with the essential tools to advance your career, whether a promotion, new job, or a total career change. As a graduate of the B.S. in Information technology degree completion program, you can take your education even further with these master’s level programs:

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computers and Information Systems Managers at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (visited March, 21, 2022).

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Molly Bigelow

Director of Rochester Partnerships and Enrollment Counselor

Rochester Campus

Rochester Campus

Campus Box: # 12

(507) 457-8602

mbigelow@smumn.edu

Molly Bigelow
Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

Assistant Director of Admission: Adult Undergraduate and Transfer

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 100

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

ncoppers@smumn.edu

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Cherie Jandrich, M.A.

Transfer Counselor

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 104

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5173

cjandric@smumn.edu

Cherie Jandrich M.A.
Heidi Thury, M.A.

Transfer Counselor

Admission - SGPP

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4551

hthury@smumn.edu

Faculty

Paul Christensen, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean, Bachelor's Completion Programs

School of Business and Technology

nterim Program Director

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 245

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5148

pchriste@smumn.edu

Paul Christensen Ed.D.
Dilshan Ekanayake Mudiyansel

Program Coordinator

School of Business and Technology

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 233

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5114

dekanaya@smumn.edu

Dilshan Ekanayake Mudiyansel
Susanne Egli, M.A.

Course-Contracted Associate Professor

M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management

Bruce Harick, M.S.

Course-Contracted Instructor

B.S. in Information Technology

Ismail Bile Hassan, Ph.D.

Course-Contracted Associate Professor

B.S. in Information Technology

Harry Hurley

Course-Contracted Assistant Professor

B.S. in Information Technology

Harry Hurley
Willie Johnson, Ph.D.

Course-contracted Professor

M.A. in Education

Campus Box: #28

wjohnson@smumn.edu

Willie Johnson Ph.D.
Capper Nichols, Ph.D.

Course-Contracted Associate Professor

B.S. Communication

Douglas Olson, MBA

Course-Contracted Assistant Professor

B.S. in Information Technology

Douglas Olson MBA
Rashmi Roy, M.A.

Course-Contracted Assistant Professor

B.S. in Business Administration

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