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.

We are currently working on development of CCC to be available to all enrolled students, UWW students and the community beyond our campus.

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Office Location

The IT Program has moved to the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Our office is located at 350 Campus Center Way. Advising is conducted by appointment only. 

Come in the main entrance, and there is a waiting area to the right. The advisor will come out to get you at the appointed time.

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New! Public Interest Technology Certificate

The UMass Amherst PIT Certificate is available to all undergraduate students in every major across the campus, regardless of their primary field of study.

The goal of this certificate is to give students a background in Public Interest Technology though the opportunity to develop social literacy, pragmatic strategies to promote the public interest, and technological literacy. Students with this background, no matter their major, will be able to address problems in a more socially responsible way.

For information on this new IT Program certificate in collaboration with Public Interest Technology Initiative at UMass, click HERE.




New Technical Course Added to the IT Minor: GEOGRAPH 426

The IT Program is thrilled to announce the inclusion of a course that fulfills a technical requirement for the IT Minor--GEOGRAPH 426: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. This course introduces the principles of digital image analysis for interpreting remotely-sensed data for environmental, resource, and urban studies. Please consult our course catalog for more details.  

FOUR New Courses Added to the IT Minor

The IT Program is happy to announce the addition of the following courses to the IT minor in 2022:

ANTHRO 281 Statistics in Anthropology Using R

COMM 121 Intro to Media and Culture (previously announced)

ENGL 497G Game Design Fundamentals

E&C-ENG 190D Making Better Decisions by Humans and AI (Winter and Summer sessions only)

You can find course details in the course catalog or Spire.