Why Choose Nazareth for Information Technology?

What will the Internet be like 20 years from now? What company will be the next Google or Apple? What is the effect of technology on ethics, economics, and globalization? The information technology program at Nazareth College asks questions such as these, while giving students practical preparation for a career in IT.

Information technology is not simply about computers or programming. It is the use of technology to solve problems. A career in IT requires innovative thinking, communication skills, teamwork, and an interest in how people and technology interact.

At Nazareth, IT students develop an entrepreneurial perspective and the ability to evaluate information and technology issues from the business perspective. Integrating the discipline’s multiple aspects of networking, coding, database design, and internet technologies, the program teaches students to analyze and solve problems to help people and industry achieve their goals.

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on computer and information systems knowledge, developing technological solutions to business problems.
  • Practical preparation for careers in database design, website design and development, software design, and applications analysis.
  • Development of skills in the areas of oral and written communication, critical thinking, leadership, analysis, and teamwork.
  • Required core courses in business management.
  • Required internships with professional organizations.
  • Nazareth IT graduates have achieved 100% job placement.

Typical Class Schedule


Contact Information

Joseph DaBoll-Lavoie

Joseph DaBoll-Lavoie

Professor, UG Prog Chair & Dir of Econ
Smyth Hall 147E
Fran Zablocki, alumnus of the information technology program at Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.

Alumni Spotlight: Fran Zablocki ’03

Project Manager at mStoner, a higher education web communications company

“Understanding business—but also having a broader perspective on how to think and learn and see the interconnection between disciplines—is key in a field that changes literally every day and has influences from all parts of life.”

Example Careers

  • Business systems analyst
  • Functional analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Web designer/developer
  • SQL database developer
  • Programmer/analyst
  • Technical support representative
  • Website administrator

Internships/Field Experiences

  • Catalyst Marketing Agency
  • D-4 eDiscovery
  • City of Rochester

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Catalyst Marketing Agency
  • D-4 eDiscovery
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Frontier Communications
  • 5Linx
  • Allworx Corp.