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Information Technology

Ready to apply the latest technology to real world problems in the industry? Information Technology may be the best major for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Saint Martin's University's information technology (BSIT) program provides students the education and training needed for the fast-growing technology industry. Our state of the art engineering and computer science labs allow students to engage in a wide range of projects and work directly with highly-accomplished faculty.

Program highlights

  • A rigorous educational environment in which faculty members work closely with their students
  • Quality computer facilities
  • Small classes, enabling students to receive individual attention from faculty members
  • Updated class, library, computer, and study environment to support the program
  • A strong liberal arts component that broadens career options and the possibility of professional advancement

What to expect at Saint Martin's

Saint Martin’s University and the computer science department offer unique characteristics for students to succeed. Computer science faculty members work with students individually and in small classes, in a rigorous educational environment. The in-class portion of the program is supplemented by hands-on experience in the university’s computer labs, optional off-campus internships, and applied student projects that take advantage of the university’s excellent Center for Career and Calling as well as its privileged geographic location that is just minutes from the state capital and within sixty miles of Seattle. 

Information Technology Requirements

Core requirements (37 credit hours)

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of CORE (general) requirements for bachelor's degrees.

Math (nine to 10 credit hours)

  • MTH 161: Mathematical Methods for Business Social Sciences (3)  -OR-  MTH 171: Calculus I (4)
  • MTH 200: Mathematics for Computer Science (3) 
  • MTH 201: Introduction to Statistics (3)  -OR-  MTH 357: Probability and Statistics (3)

Foundation courses (15 credit hours)

  • BA 305: Business Communications  -OR-   ENG 306: Professional and Academic Writing Skills (3)
  • GE 359: Professional Ethics, Legal Issues and Applied Economics in Contemporary Society (3)
  • CSC 101: Introduction to Computer Science (3) 
  • CSC 180: Introduction to Programming (3)
  • CSC 210: Database Fundamentals (3)

Upper division major requirements (42 credit hours)

  • CSC 310: Database Design and Application (3)
  • CSC 345: Data Communications and Networking (3)
  • CSC 355: Web Database Development (3)
  • CSC 357: Video Game Development - Java (3)
  • CSC 360: Introduction to Data Analysis (3)
  • CSC 380: Administering and Managing Databases (3)
  • CSC 385: Operating System Architecture (3)
  • CSC 423: Data Warehouse (3)
  • CSC 325: Computer Security (3)  
  • CSC 446: Software Engineering: Analysis and Design (3)
  • CSC 481: Senior Project I (3)
  • CSC 482: Senior Project II (3)
  • 6 additional credit hours of upper division electives in computer science

Information Technology at a Glance

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Program Type
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
What can I do with this major?
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Interested in transferring to Saint Martin's?

Contact our transfer admissions counselors today: tbaker@stmartin.edu or cgordon@stmartin.edu.  Scholarships are available.

Academic Excellence

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Engineering College of Distinction

Saint Martin's was named an Engineering College of Distinction for 2024-25.

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Saints Stories

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"This hands-on training provided valuable experience and practical lessons that are difficult to teach by other means."
Peter Truax
Computer Science Professor
Living Our Benedictine Values
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To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Peter Truax
Computer Science Professor
Women in Technology (WIT) Club visits Microsoft
"Students said the visit to Microsoft was an invaluable learning experience, and our hosts were so gracious and informative!"
Women in Technology Club
Radana Dvorak, Ph.D.
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Women in Technology Club
Radana Dvorak, Ph.D.

Career paths

  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Network and computer systems
  • Administrator
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering seeks to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, all while keeping with our Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle.

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