Information Technology and Systems

School of Computer Science & Mathematics

The Information Technology and Systems major at Marist bridges the gap between computing technology and the business world. By developing skills both areas, you will be well-prepared for the development and implementation of information systems and technologies in a variety of organizational settings.

Gain Foundational Knowledge to Expand Your Career Opportunities

While providing a common foundation in computing and business, the Information Technology Systems major branches out into two concentrations geared toward specific career goals.

  • Information Technology Concentration: this concentration prepares students in networking technologies, web technologies, and multimedia. Learn hardware and software, web development technology and e-commerce, and the design of graphical interfaces.
  • Information Systems Concentration: develop a balance of technical and business skills that are pertinent to the development, implementation, and maintenance of information systems. Focus on topics like business intelligence, data measures, data warehouses, and information quality.

Each concentration is also available as a minor for students outside the Information Technology and Systems major. We encourage you to utilize our unique “academic triangle” by combining your major with a variety of other majors and minors to customize your academic path toward your specific career goals.

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Gain Foundational Knowledge to Expand Your Career Opportunities

While providing a common foundation in computing and business, the Information Technology Systems major branches out into two concentrations geared toward specific career goals.

  • Information Technology Concentration: this concentration prepares students in networking technologies, web technologies, and multimedia. Learn hardware and software, web development technology and e-commerce, and the design of graphical interfaces.
  • Information Systems Concentration: develop a balance of technical and business skills that are pertinent to the development, implementation, and maintenance of information systems. Focus on topics like business intelligence, data measures, data warehouses, and information quality.

Each concentration is also available as a minor for students outside the Information Technology and Systems major. We encourage you to utilize our unique “academic triangle” by combining your major with a variety of other majors and minors to customize your academic path toward your specific career goals.

Learn from Experienced Award-Winning Faculty

As an Information Technology and Systems student at Marist, you’ll be learning from top minds in the industry who have decades of experience. Wherever you want to go in your career, your faculty have been there and created a path for your success. Below are a few of the faculty in this program, or you can view all Computing Technology faculty >

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Apply Your Learning with Hands-On Opportunities Outside the Classroom

At Marist, we believe that opportunities for experiential learning are essential to a well-rounded education, and the Information Technology and Systems programs are no exception. Whether you participate in the Marist/IBM Joint Study program or take exciting and unique hands-on elective courses, there are always opportunities to learn by doing. For example, students in the Robotics course solve real world robotics problems using techniques including reactive control, PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) turning, and localization and path planning by implementing a potential fields algorithm.

Apply Your Learning with Hands-On Opportunities Outside the Classroom

At Marist, we believe that opportunities for experiential learning are essential to a well-rounded education, and the Information Technology and Systems programs are no exception. Whether you participate in the Marist/IBM Joint Study program or take exciting and unique hands-on elective courses, there are always opportunities to learn by doing. For example, students in the Robotics course solve real world robotics problems using techniques including reactive control, PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) turning, and localization and path planning by implementing a potential fields algorithm.

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics has provided me with so many opportunities that I am not sure I would have been able to have elsewhere, from working in the Marist/IBM Joint Study during my freshman summer to completing independent projects with excellent teachers to getting data center experience under my belt on campus and even on the main floor at IBM in Poughkeepsie.
In the Marist/IBM Joint Study, I am researching Quantum Computing and how to code in it. I am so grateful for what Marist has given me so far, and I believe Marist has prepared me to succeed.
Being able to present our work at IBM’s TechConnect competition was an amazing experience. I felt a sense of accomplishment and deep appreciation for both the Marist-IBM Joint Study and individuals who work with us.
My Marist educational experience helped me progress into my career as a Health Data Analyst because the courses taught gave me a very strong foundation in IT. The education I received at Marist improved my technical skills and further refined my soft skills, which I find are essential to success.

Information Technology and Systems by the Numbers

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96% of graduates from the School of Computer Science and Mathematics are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations is $88,240.

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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