Forging Real-World Skills in the Classroom
Wentworth's Information Technology students (BSIT) gain valuable skills in enterprise infrastructure, information management, system analysis and design, networks and security, network administration, web and mobile systems, software development, and project management. Our coursework emphasizes practical applications of these skills in the design, development, programming, and implementation of information technology networks and systems. Students also apply these skills directly in the field through two required co-op work semesters beginning their junior year.
Concentrations that Make Sense
Students choose a concentration that matches what they want from their future career:
- IT Operations and Design
- Network Infrastructure
- Health Informatics
- IT Project Management
Co-op Experience with Top Employers
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, IT students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative education semesters. During these semesters, students gain invaluable, practical employment and experience. Partners who have hired our students include AIR Worldwide, Akamai Technologies, athenahealth, CyberArk, Kayak, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MITRE, Raytheon, Spark Technology, Starry, and The Broad Institute.
The School of Computing & Data Science will seek accreditation from ABET after graduating our first cohort of BSIT students.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a four-year program starts in the fall semester of the student's first year and is planned to end in the summer semester of the student's fourth year.
See more information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Information Technology program by taking Fundamentals of IT, Computer Science I & II, and Introduction to Networks. These courses will lay the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding to practical information technology concepts that you’ll apply in the rest of your program.
Second year information technology students expand their knowledge with courses in Infrastructure Design, Security Principles, and Fundamentals of Information Management.
An optional co-op (beyond 2 required semesters) is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll dive further into one of four desired areas of concentration: General IT, Network Infrastructure, Health Informatics, and IT Project Management. Each concentration has several electives that allow to immerse yourself in these areas. You’ll also take core program courses like Enterprise System Design.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the spring, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program allows you to round out your information technology concentration through several electives depending on your focus area. You’ll work on your senior project in your final semester.