Information Technology and Systems Major

The Computer and Information Sciences Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology and systems (ITS). The ITS major provides students with skills and hands-on experience in systems analysis, database management, web programming, cybersecurity, network administration, and software development. This major emphasizes the needs of capable new technology users across virtually every field of employment. The structure of the information technology systems major allows students to tailor their programs to current workplace demands and long-term career objectives.

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CIP Code

11.0101 - Computer and Information Sciences, General.

You can use the CIP code to learn more about career paths associated with this field of study and, for international students, possible post-graduation visa extensions. Learn more about CIP codes and other information resources.

Information technology and systems majors must complete 10 courses in computer science:

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CISC 1100Structures of Computer Science3 to 4
or CISC 1400 Discrete Structures
CISC 1600
CISC 1610
Computer Science I
and Computer Science I Lab 1
CISC 2000
CISC 2010
Computer Science II
and Computer Science II Lab
or CISC 3400 Java Programming
CISC 2201Systems Analysis4
CISC 2350Information and Web Programming4
CISC 3500Database Systems4
CISC 3580Cybersecurity and Applications4
or CISC 3600 Secure Cyber Networks
CISC 4615Data Communications and Networks4
or CISC 4700 Network and Client Server
Select two elective computer science courses 28

Students who take CISC 1600 during Fordham's Summer Session do not take CISC 1610, as the summer lecture and lab are offered in a combined format.


These electives are chosen with approval of the academic adviser and selected from CISC 2000 Computer Science II through CISC 4999 Tutorial.


The major in information technology and systems is available to students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center and Rose Hill.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.