A computer science degree from Saint Joseph’s University will help you become part of an exciting and fast-paced industry, opening the door to a wide range of technical fields and opportunities.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The information technology major at Saint Joseph's University includes courses in computer science, economics, finance, accounting and business intelligence. This coursework prepares you to work both in the fast-changing computer science industry and the business world.
The curriculum provides a foundation in financial and managerial accounting while offering courses in data structures, computer architecture, discrete structures and database systems. Through the information technology major, you will learn to maintain a business network infrastructure. If you wish to study IT with a stronger focus on math and science, you may also consider Saint Joseph's University’s computer science major.
Saint Joseph's University is home to several clubs and organizations that will prepare you for successful careers in information technology, including the Computer Science Club and the Business Intelligence and Technology Society (BITS).
The Computer Science Club hosts coding workshops, participates in contests and challenges, and explores emerging software and technology. Business Information and Technology Society (BITS) is an organization dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of data analytics and business intelligence. The club sponsors networking events, guest lectures, field trips, classroom speakers and various other opportunities to help you secure summer internships, co-ops and full-time employment.
What Can You Do With an Information Technology Degree?
With a curriculum focused on designing, developing, deploying and maintaining computer‐based systems, you will become qualified to pursue any of the following:
- IT consultant
- Web developer
- Computer programmer
- Mobile developer
- Network administrator
- Software engineer
- Database administrator
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
Affordable tuition rates can be found on our Tuition and Fees page.*
*Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition and Fees page for a detailed breakdown.
There is no application deadline for this program. Here are recommended application submission dates:
February 1 – recommended application submission for Fall semester
August 1 – recommended application submission for Spring semester
Saint Joseph’s accepts students on a year-round basis, so any applications received after these dates will be considered for the next applicable semester. Contact the Office of Admission for information regarding space availability at email@example.com or 610-660-1300.
1. To be considered for admission, you must have graduated from an approved secondary school (or be on track to graduate), received a diploma from an accredited home school association or earned a GED.
2. A high school transcript with an official school stamp or an official GED transcript is required. High school transcripts must include courses completed through your junior year as well as courses in progress during your senior year. If you’ve attended any post-secondary institutions, official transcripts for those institutions are required as well.
Transfer credit may be awarded for previous coursework. A course must meet the following requirements to be considered for transfer to Saint Joseph’s University:
- Undergraduate courses with a grade of “C” or above
- Graduate courses with a grade of “B” or above
- Pass/Fail grades are not eligible for transfer credit
- Must be from a regionally or programmatically accredited institution
- The coursework must match the course offered at Saint Joseph's
- Some programs have a time limit for specific courses
- Earned credit may be submitted for review based on a timeline of less than or equal to 5 to 10 years between completion of course and enrollment at SJU
Visit the Transfer Admission page for a detailed breakdown of courses and institutions eligible for transfer.
If you are not a United States citizen, you must show proof of permanent resident visa status. Students educated in another country may be admitted if they:
- Satisfy general admission requirements
- Earn a minimum of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey
Students from English-speaking countries may choose to take the SAT or ACT as an option to the TOEFL exam. An evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Education Service or other approved agency is required.
Saint Joseph’s is a military-friendly institution and offers assistance and services to veterans and their dependents who are utilizing educational benefits. Benefits include:
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®
- Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 Post 911 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance
- Chapter 1606 National Guard or Reserves
- Chapter 1607 National Guard or Reserves (REAP) (*if eligible, must be utilized by November 25, 2019)
- Pennsylvania National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
- Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)