Information Technology & Sciences

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The Division of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS) helps Champlain students become the problem solvers, system designers, and technology professionals of the future. Through a combination of extensive experience-based projects and classroom teaching led by acclaimed faculty who are experts in their fields, you will obtain the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to compete in the professional world.

At Champlain, you'll be immersed in a multidisciplinary, collaborative, experiential-learning environment that prepares you thoroughly for your career. You'll get the chance to work on projects for real-world clients, attend conferences in your field, and start relevant internships right in your first semester. Champlain students from the Division of Information Technology & Sciences are now so highly sought after that many are being recruited while still in their junior year, which is just part of the reason Champlain ranks in Niche's "Top 20 Best Colleges for Information Technology in America."


Information Technology & Sciences Undergraduate Majors

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BS in Applied Mathematics

Mathematicians are in high demand in every sector of the workforce, so you can take your passion for all things mathematical into almost any field you choose. You won't just be solving math problems. You'll be solving problems with math.

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BS in Computer & Digital Forensics

Champlain has been designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Starting your first semester in this ambitious major, you'll begin fundamental computer and forensics classes, building the foundation you need to gain a mastery-level understanding of digital forensics by the time you graduate.

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BS in Computer Networking & Cybersecurity

Champlain College has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency. Through hands-on learning in our networked lab-classrooms and virtual infrastructure, you'll gain the cutting-edge skills required to maintain the security of our internet and digital lives. With an extensive educational framework in traditional network and security protocols, you'll become well versed in wireless networking, VoIP, virtualization, and other emerging technologies-so you can prevent and defend against cyber attacks.

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BS in Computer Science & Innovation

This computer science major includes a unique curriculum specifically in innovation, where you will analyze, design, implement, test, and verify advanced mobile- and web-based technologies. That's to be expected when your college has been named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges" for four years in a row.

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BS in Data Science

This major provides the most comprehensive technology, business, and communication skills needed to succeed in the red-hot data science job market. Through project-based courses, you'll work to master key areas of programming, statistics, machine learning, data wrangling, and data visualization while exploring how data science and data analysis connects to the business world.

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BS in Game Programming

Named a "Top School for Video Game Design" by The Princeton Review, Champlain provides students with unmatched experience in end-to-end game development through our Game Studio. The Game Programming major combines computer science and software engineering to give you transferable skills that apply to any industry. Of course, you'll also take specialized courses like game networking, game physics, graphics, and artificial intelligence to gain the proficiencies expected of a modern game industry programmer.

Building networks, expanding career opportunities

Not only does Niche.com rank us in the top 20 schools for information technology, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and The Department of Homeland Security all recognize our world-class facilities and programs.

The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

In this state-of-the-art lab, students learn cutting-edge investigative practices and perform professional-level forensics and cybersecurity work alongside seasoned professionals.

National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

Champlain College is the first school in the northeast and the only private college in the country to be designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance

One of only 100 institutions given this designation in the United States by the National Security Agency, Champlain is recognized for educating professionals capable of defending against the increasingly complex nature of cybercrime in both government and industry.

JUST THE FACTS

THE BEST


The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

THE MOST


Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" 2020 ranking of universities in the North.

95%


Of 2018 graduates from the Division of Information Technology & Sciences are either employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE'S

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The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

Since its opening in 2010, The Leahy Center has expanded its facilities to become the largest student employer on campus. It provides digital forensics and cybersecurity expertise to local nonprofits and private industry, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. 

Study Abroad

With additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland, plus a mission and curriculum that encourage international study, more than 60% of our students study abroad. Major-specific courses are offered at our international campuses, and our curriculum is built to accommodate at least one semester abroad. Additionally, IS students can also intern at German high-tech companies and gain firsthand experience with geopolitical security.

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