La Salle’s Information Technology Program is one of three separate programs in computing at La Salle.
The program is designed for those students interested in the study of networks and client support systems, with an option for evening classes for students to accommodate busy schedules.
Students may earn both a B.A. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Information Technology Leadership, a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Information Technology Leadership, a B.A. in Information Technology and a M.S. in Information Technology Leadership, or a B.S. in Information Technology and a M.S. in Information Technology Leadership by participating in the University’s Five-Year Program. Students would satisfy the undergraduate computer science or information technology major requirements during their first four years at the Univesity, earning a minimum of 120 credits, of which a maximum of six may be graduate credits, while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better. Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, students may then enter the M.S. in Information Technology Leadership by completing the remainder of the full degree requirements.
Major in Information Technology
Receive your bachelor’s of science or bachelor’s of arts degree in information technology at La Salle through a practical, hands-on curriculum with a focus on computer networks, databases, and computer security.
Our Information Technology Program boasts a 90%+ job placement rate.
Blaze Your Own Path
With an information technology degree from La Salle, you will be well prepared to dive into a promising career among a wide variety of ever-growing fields of technology including:
Computer network specialists
Computer security specialists
La Salle graduates have recently secured internships or full-time employment upon graduation among companies and brands including:
The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (M.S. ITL) program, a multi-disciplinary program in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business, provides the foundation of information technology and the leadership skills needed for mid- to high-level information technology or systems managers.
There is ample evidence that for-profit and non-profit companies have a significant need for such leaders with the widespread use of information technology. Industry studies report that it is important for both the technical and the business sides to better understand each other’s jobs and functions, especially as technical people assume project management roles.
By establishing a set of core competencies, the program will enable the students to acquire the conceptual foundation of leadership skills and technology concepts. Thus it will enable them to advance their professional careers as leaders in information technology and to effectively manage human and technical resources. Core competencies include leadership, human resources, project management, communications, financial management, and technical competencies.
The program is offered in a 100 percent online format. Each course is 8-weeks in length allowing students to take two courses per semester. Students participate in synchronous sessions using a learning management system.
A five-year bachelor’s to graduate program is also available.
Why study Information Technology at La Salle? Some reasons include:
Hands-on, interactive computer labs, each developed with a specific student population and curriculum content in mind.
Alliances with both Microsoft and SAP provide students with software download capabilities instead of the need to purchase them externally.
One-on-one attention and feedback from professors who are recognized experts, also benefiting from class sizes averaging 22 students.
Undergraduate research opportunities, largely during the summer, often working with faculty to co-author papers and present at professional conferences.
An invaluable location with Center City Philadelphia at your doorstep. You’re prepared with the internship and subsequent employment opportunities among the region’s top medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, science, and research organizations, including corporate leaders.
Guidance and dedication from professors who are recognized scholars of their industry.
A close-knit community our well-read cohort of faculty, staff, Christian Brothers and fellow students ignite meaningful discussion and collaboration, as well as lifelong friendships.
Unbeatable value based on a proven return-on-investment. That’s why Money magazine cited La Salle fifth on its list of “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value in 2016, along with mentions in S. News and World Reports, Forbes, and the Economist.
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I enjoy learning about the history of ideas that have come to form the internet and how it works. We hear words such as “Cloud” or “Artificial Intelligence” in the popular media, but what do they actually do? It was incredible to look behind the curtain at the mechanics (which is a lot of transistors creating 1s and 0s) to see how these large infrastructures have been developed and deployed. Also, coding comes with its share of frustrations, but once it is completed, it is quite satisfying to see a game or program appear on the screen.
In my four years in the IT program, I was met with great professors that were passionate about the subjects they taught. If I need help, Dr. Blum is always around to walk through my code if I have a bug or just asks how my day is going. Professors are also quite connected with jobs and internships to provide students with real world application of their skills at Vanguard, the FBI, or small Philadelphia companies. The promotion of both inside and outside the classroom learning provided me with a holistic understanding of how technology functions in our everyday personal and professional lives.
Beyond the Classroom
83% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field.
Ranked in Forbes 2017 Top U.S. Colleges.
Listed by the New York Times in the Top 6% for median income of graduates at age 34.
Ranked 34th in the North Region on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Colleges.