Redesigned IT Major Gets State Approval

Under the redesigned IT major at Dominican University, students will be able to take more specialized courses.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved a redesigned information technology (IT) major at Dominican University that will allow students to take more specialized technology courses. NYSED also approved a new cybersecurity concentration within the IT major. 

Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, Director of the Division of Business, Innovation, and Leadership, said that the revamped IT major is a stand-alone program, “We previously offered an IT major as part of our business program, which required a 9-course business core.   Students in the new program will still be able to take business courses, but their requirements will be focused on courses in information technology, allowing students to delve much deeper into the field and into the four concentrations we offer:  infrastructure, application development, cybersecurity, and public health informatics & technology “

The cybersecurity concentration will be offered through the Lower Cost Model Consortium (LCMC), which is a coalition of small and mid-sized colleges and universities that have committed to making college more accessible.  Under the program, students take almost all classes on campus and then take three to five classes online through the LCMC for a concentration in specialized, high demand fields.  Dominican University also offers concentrations in digital marketing, public health, and neuroscience through the LCMC.