Our Information Technology major is focused on highly relevant skills in fields of

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer networking
  • End-user design and development (mobile and web development)

We go beyond the science behind computers, teaching you how to design and develop solutions in a wide range of computing and networking application areas. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, education, and other organizations.

In addition to core competencies in programming and networking and other application-focused computing fields, the IT major features a junior-level project to address a community need, as well as a senior capstone project allowing students to apply the range of their abilities in a real-world context.

Admission our program adheres to JMU's policies. If you're already an accepted JMU student, you are welcome to join our IT program.

How does IT differ from Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Science (CS)? 
CS, CIS, and IT fall under the umbrella of computing. However, the IT major is more focused on the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data or information.

If you're eager to contributute to building the computation and networked solutions of the world of tomorrow, our major might be for you!

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