Information Technology, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is designed primarily for those students who have earned a nontechnical bachelor’s degree or current undergraduate students who desire deeper knowledge than that which can be accomplished through the IT minor.  It allows students to supplement the knowledge gained through their major-related courses with a foundation of information technology (IT).

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.

Undergraduate certificates are awarded concurrently with the bachelor’s degree, i.e., at graduation.  (Individuals already holding a bachelor’s degree will be awarded the certificate upon completion of the certificate program.) 

Certificate Requirements (24 credits)

  • One of the following
    • IT 102 - Discrete Structures (3 credits)
    • MATH 125 - Discrete Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • IT 104 - Introduction to Computing (3 credits)
  • IT 105 - IT Architecture Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IT 106 - Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • One of the Following
    • IT 206 - Object Oriented Techniques for IT Problem Solving (3 credits)
    • IT 207 - Applied IT Programming (3 credits)
    • IT 213 - Multimedia and Web Design (3 credits)
    • IT 214 - Database Fundamentals (3 credits)
    • IT 223 - Information Security Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Nine credits of Technical Focus Courses (at least three credits from upper-division courses.)

Opportunities

The certificate in Information Technology (IT) is designed primarily for those students who have earned a nontechnical bachelor's degree. The IT certificate allows students with nontechnical backgrounds to augment the knowledge gained through their major-related courses with additional computer and information technology knowledge and skills to improve their attractiveness to employers in the high-technology community. Beyond the required coursework, the student is free to define a technical focus area.

This information is being provided here for your planning purposes only. For official catalog information, please refer instead to the official George Mason University Catalog Website at https://catalog.gmu.edu.