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Computing and Information Technologies BS

RIT’s computing and information technology degree teaches you complex computing systems and how to become well-versed in their management. 


Program skills

End of the 2nd Year
Object-oriented application development using Java. Web design & development using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Database design, normalization and SQL, routing & switching basics including TCP/IP, OSPF, STA, VLANS, and Ethernet, and scripting with Python.

During the 3rd & 4th Year
User interface design and requirements gathering and data modeling. Advanced skills in database, networking, web development, and enterprise systems.

Program facilities equipment

Each lab is fully equipped with high-end Windows 10, Windows Server, Mac OSX, Linux and UNIX based PC platform computers. There is a full array of networking equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Extreme Networks, and Nortel including hubs, over 100 switches, and more than 80 routers. The labs are also equipped with wireless access points, layer 3 switches, network simulation, network data capture and virtualization software.

Program job titles

Systems Administrator; DevOps Engineer; Full Stack Engineer; Information Technology Engineer; Information Technology Specialist; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer; Operations Engineer; Network Technician; Web Developer

Select program hiring partners

Amazon Web Services; The Walt Disney Company; Southwest Airlines; Rochester Software Associates, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Mindex; M&T Bank; LIDP Consulting Services; Integris IT; Hillside Family of Agencies; General Motors; General Electric (GE); ComSource Inc.; Colliers Engineering & Design; Caterpillar Inc.; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group; Abt Associates


Outcome Rates for Computing and Information Technologies BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 95.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.76%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 95.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.76%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your computing co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your computing knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the computing and information technologies degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.