Computer Science Department
The Information Technology (IT) program provides students with an opportunity to examine information gathering, retrieval, management, and storage capabilities with respect to information technology. The program also provides students with tools and techniques needed for creating and maintaining highly interactive computer systems while strengthening the student’s problem solving and critical thinking abilities. The scope of the program includes decision making, social and ethical professionalism, information management, incorporation of audio
and video into software applications, computer networking, and system administration. Graduates of this program will possess technical abilities to maintain computing systems that are used not only by programmers and database managers, but also remotely by employees and often customers.
Graduation requirements for all students pursuing the bachelor of science degree with the major of information technology include a minimum of 2.000 quality point average in courses taken at Slippery Rock University that will fulfill the major requirements stated below under Required Courses and Required Electives, and a minimum 2.000 quality point average in all coursework completed at the university.
For transfer students to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in information technology, the required coursework must include a minimum of four computer science courses (12 credits), at least two of which must be numbered 400 or above, completed at Slippery Rock University.