IT Program

The Information Technology Program at UMass Amherst seeks to educate a broad spectrum of students to be the leading IT practitioners and thinkers. 108 courses, offered by ten schools and colleges, contribute to our curriculum. The IT Program also coordinates the biennial Information & Communication Technology Summit and collaborates to facilitate the Open Education Initiative, as well as, outreach through Five College, Inc. & local colleges. 

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 IT Minor   

The undergraduate Minor in Information Technology is a interdisciplinary program in which students study information and communication technology, its applications in many areas of scholarship, and its social and other effects. The overall goal of the minor is to enable any student to confidently employ technology, and to secure an intellectual platform from which to develop the capacity to innovate, using information and communication technology within their fields



The Computer Competency Certification educates and tests students about the fundamentals of the use of computers. It consists of 12 modules with topics ranging from computer hardware to production software to digital citizenry. Partners include the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College and the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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Pass/Fail Accepted for Spring 2021 Semester

The University announced that all courses designated as Letter Grading only courses will continue to be offered as Letter Grading with Pass/Fail option. The IT Program will accept P grades toward IT Minor requirements for the Spring 2021 semester only.

Please note that P grades do not affect your GPA, and there are no changes to the minimum GPA needed for the IT Minor. As always, you have the option of revoking any P/F grade and having the actual grade on your transcript. Please see the University Registrar's Policy.


 ICT Summit

Thank you to all participants!

2019 was the last year of the ICT Summit as an annual event. From now on the ICT Summit will be held every other year so...see you in 2021.

The even years in between will focus on collaborative events with all Schools & Colleges on campus.

The annual Information & Communication Technology Summit is a one-day regional conference that brings together UMass and Five College students with faculty -- and the public -- to explore how Information and Communication Technologies are transforming education, academic disciplines, business, and our everyday lives. 

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