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Rowland School of Business

Information Technology Degree


Pictured is IT professor Fred Kitner teaching class.

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology On Campus or Fully Online

Our Bachelor of Science information technology degree program — offered on-campus or fully online — will prepare you for an industry that changes every minute. With a strong focus on entrepreneurship and technological business solutions, we will give you the tool building skills you'll need to work for a large organization — or start your own company. Students can also choose to minor in IT.

Gain a Unique Skill Set in Programming, Software, Big Data and Entrepreneurship

You will learn programming and other technical skills in our program while having hands-on opportunities and access to the latest tools in the field. Our program also has a strong emphasis on big data, in which you will learn how to generate and interpret a wide variety of business metrics in order to provide valuable information and insight for organizational leaders to make key business decisions. Not only will you be prepared to effectively think about problems but you will also be equipped with the knowledge and skill set to implement business solutions and commercialize them. 

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Pictured is an app created by Point Park information technology students Faiz Ali, Patrick Cray and Greg Decroo  used to buy and sell used textbooks. IT students are encouraged to display their own creativity and mastery of course material through the creation of apps and other tools

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Pictured is Mark Voortman, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of information technology. | Photo by John Altdorfer Mark Voortman, Ph.D., makes programming the focus of Point Park's IT program.

A Career Field in High Demand

Information technology is consistently ranked as a career field in high demand. A CNN Money article titled "5 jobs with the biggest pay hikes" reported that pay raise rates for IT workers outpaced all other professions.

Additionally, the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates job growth rates for software developers to be "much faster than the average for all occupations" due to a large increase in demand for computer software, especially within the mobile technology and health care industries.

Flexible Schedules, Small Class Sizes

With flexible class schedules, our IT program serves both traditional and working adult students. And with our small class sizes, offered both on campus and online, you'll receive plenty of one-on-one attention from faculty with real-world work experience in the IT field.

Concentration areas

You can choose to concentrate your information technology degree in one of the following areas:

  • Data analytics
  • Mobile development
  • Software development
  • Design your own concentration based on your desired career path.

Information Technology Degree Course Offerings

Our business-based curriculum offers courses with a strong focus on programming and other technical skills that can immediately be used in the current job market. You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the information technology major including:

  • Advanced programming
  • Big data applications
  • Business analytics
  • Data mining
  • Entrepreneurship for software developers
  • NoSQL databases
  • Software development for e-commerce
  • Web application development

To learn more, view the degree requirements and School of Business course descriptions.

Hands-on Opportunities Giving You a Competitive Edge

We will work with you to obtain internship opportunities in Downtown Pittsburgh and beyond, enabling you to lay the ground work for job offers upon graduation.

In addition, you will frequently gain hands-on experience in our IT labs, allowing you to build your portfolio and gain a competitive edge in the field.

Careers in the IT Field

With a bachelor's degree in information technology, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities including:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Application developer
  • Interface design expert
  • Computer software engineer
  • IT security manager
  • IT project manager
  • Systems programmer
  • Web page designer
  • IT consultant
  • Website administrator

Information Technology Internships

Students in our IT program have interned at various organizations such as:

  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Ninja Electronics
  • EDMC
  • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Heinz
  • CSG Interactive
  • Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation
  • The Crons Brand
  • Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania

Our Information Technology Alumni

Below are some examples of employers who have hired our information technology alumni:

  • ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange
  • Izea iPhone Applications
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Innovations Tech
  • K&L Gates
  • Amerinet
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • EDMC
  • Bank of America
  • AAA & W Corporation