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.
View the Course Catalog below for 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.
Total credits for degree: 120
This four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student's first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student's fourth year which includes 2 required semesters of Co-op course work for a total of 10 required semesters. The degree requirements for the Bachelors of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) include 36 credits in General Education coursework, 52 credits in Foundational coursework, and beginning in the fall semester of the junior year students must declare a concentration comprised of 32 credits in coursework in either Network Infrastructure (CNIN) or Information Technology Operations and Design (CITO).
Plan of Study Grid Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits COMP1010 FUNDAMENTALS OF IT 4 COMP1000 COMPUTER SCIENCE I 4 MATH1500 PRECALCULUS 4 English Sequence* 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COMP1050 COMPUTER SCIENCE II 4 COMP1100 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4 MATH2300 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 4 English Sequence* 4 Credits 16 Sophomore Year Fall Semester COMP2010 SYSTEM ANALYSIS & DESIGN 4 COMP2500 SECURITY PRINCIPLES 4 MATH1030 STATISTICS & APPLICATIONS 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COMP2110 INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN 4 COMP2160 WIRELESS NETWORKS 4 COMP2210 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION & DATA MANAGEMENT 4 Science Elective 4 Credits 16 Summer Semester COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) 0 Credits 0 Junior Year Fall Semester COMP3010 IT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT 4 Concentration 1 4 Concentration 2 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 0 Credits 0 Summer Semester COMP4650 WEB DEVELOPMENT 4 Concentration 3 4 COMP IT Elective 1 4 GENERAL General Elective 4 Credits 16 Senior Year Fall Semester COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 0 Credits 0 Spring Semester COMP4950 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4 Concentration 4 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 12 Summer Semester COMP5500 SENIOR PROJECT 4 COMP IT Elective 2 4 Concentration 5 4 Credits 12 Total Credits 120
Students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities: CSAS, HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL
- At least one course in the Social Sciences: CSAS, HSSI, COMM, ECON, ENVM, POLS, PSYC and SOCL
- The remaining course from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 20 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Of the listed humanities and social science electives students must include the one Directed Elective:
- An Ethics elective
Math Placement may alter the course schedule above.
Concentration in Network Infrastructure (CNIN)
Course List Course Title Credits COMP2150 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION 4 COMP3100 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION 4 COMP3500 NETWORK SECURITY 4 COMP3555 EDGE SECURITY 4 COMP4110 NETWORK DESIGN & MANAGEMENT 4 COMP Network Infrastructure Concentration Elective 1 4 COMP Network Infrastructure Concentration Elective 2 4 GENERAL General Elective Network Infrastructure Concentration 4 Total Credits 32
Concentration in IT Operations and Design (CITO)
Course List Course Title Credits COMP2150 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION 4 COMP3100 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION 4 COMP3125 DATA SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS 4 COMP3210 ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 4 COMP3660 MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT 4 COMP IT Operations and Design Concentration Elective 1 4 COMP IT Operations and Design Concentration Elective 2 4 GENERAL General Elective IT Operations and Design 1 4 Total Credits 32
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.