Become essential for IT roles in government, business, and society with a B.S. in Information Technology
Find your technology passion with Marymount’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. Through small classes and hands-on learning, you’ll be ready for the ever-changing and lucrative technology workforce. Students also complete a minor, specializing their degree in areas of interest that meet IT needs that include Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and more.
- Ideal location
Located in Arlington, Va., we are right outside Washington, D.C., the center of the government’s technology focus and close to one of the highest concentrations of technology on the East Coast. Our location provides access to a wide range of internships and job opportunities with organizations like Amazon Web Services, Freddie Mac, the FBI, the CIA, and Capital One.
- Prepare for the workforce
With Marymount’s B.S. in IT, you’ll understand cutting-edge technology as well as the writing and teamwork skills you’ll need on the job. When you choose your specialty and a series of electives, you’ll focus on an area that you are passionate about and that is relevant to the changing technology landscape.
- Faculty experts
Marymount’s highly qualified IT faculty hail from around the world. They will engage you in the classroom and through technology research opportunities, including grants, contracts, and partnerships with government agencies and businesses.
- Diverse campus community
You’ll interact with faculty and students from many cultures and backgrounds. Our B.S. in Information Technology program fosters equity and inclusion inside and outside the classroom. And that means more women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups in the technology workforce.
- 120 credits acquired over 4 years (accelerated academic credit opportunities may be available based on work, certifications, military, and prior education)
- $1,190 per credit hour
- In-person, remote, and hybrid classes available
- Fall, Spring, and Summer intakes
- Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Assoc. of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- Completed application submitted through the Marymount Application or Common App
- High school transcripts
- Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
- Personal essay (optional, although highly encouraged)
- A résumé may be provided should an applicant have any gaps in enrollment
- Non-native English speakers must meet our English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Students or former students of schools outside the U.S. may be considered international applicants, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, and be subject to additional international admissions requirements
Marymount University does not consider SAT/ACT scores for admission or scholarship purposes.
Program Curriculum Snapshot
IT 129: Python Scripting
An introduction to writing scripts using the Python language and its tools and libraries to solve common information technology, data science, cybersecurity, and economics problems. Covers the basics of scripting, logic, syntax, and data representations. Examines different ways to use scripting to automate and simplify tasks performed in various information technology fields. Students will learn the basics of algorithm development along with refactoring.
IT 355: Software Testing, Documentation, and Quality Assurance
Focuses on documentation and quality assurance in the system development process in general, and software testing in particular. Includes practical experiences with preparing documentation in each phase of the system life cycle and the use of this documentation to ensure the quality of the final product. Software testing methodologies and strategies are addressed.
IT 489: IT Capstone Project
Designed to allow students to engage in a Real Projects for Real Clients Course (RPRCC) opportunity. Students work closely with a client, develop a detailed project proposal, conduct the work, develop a project report, and write a project perspective after the project is complete. The course is a program requirement and involves several writing assignments.
Career and Salary Possibilities
A B.S. in Information Technology is a pathway to a well-paid and worthwhile career. As the world depends more and more on technology, the career possibilities in the field continue to grow — including the number of positions, career prospects, and salaries. Jobs in IT include:
- Computer forensic analyst
- Computer programmer
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Data scientist
- IT technician
- Network administrator
- Web developer
While salaries will vary by specialty (your minor) and location, Indeed lists the average salary for an IT specialist in Washington, D.C., as $106,232.
Meet Our Faculty
Welcome to the School of Technology and Innovation within Marymount University’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT).
Today, technology is a major part of all of our lives and our School is here to educate the next generation of technology gurus in whatever that technology brings. We are extremely proud of our progressive technology programs and the quality of our students who are entering the challenging workplaces of today and tomorrow.
The School of Technology and Innovation focuses on preparing individuals to take part in the global critical technology workforce shortage. Our programs, whether they are at the undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral levels, prepare students for roles in digital transformation, cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, and the constantly growing field of technology applications.
We are particularly proud of our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as we help significant numbers of minorities, women, veterans, and the neurodiverse succeed in the technology field.
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Dr. Diane Murphy
Director of School of Technology and Innovation