GMU STARS roots from STARS Alliance.

Welcome to GMU STARS!

GMU STARS (Students & Technology in Academia, Research and Service) is a student organization that provides students with the opportunity to learn more about information technology careers, participate in service and outreach programs to local schools, engage in research and meet with leaders in the computer field.

The GMU STARS stems from the larger STARS Alliance, a system of regional partnerships among colleges and universities, industry, primary schools and the community to collaboratively implement programs for student recruitment and success in computing.

About George Mason

George Mason University, located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology and health care, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.

Information Technology

Are you interested in a career in Information Technology?

Are you interested in acquiring the technical expertise combined with strong business skills to use and manage technology?

The Department of Applied Information Technology at George Mason University offers several programs to provide you with the essential background needed for a successful career in Information Technology. The objective of the Information Technology (IT) degree is to provide students with:

  • The fundamental knowledge regarding concepts, tools and methods of IT
  • A broad background across fundamental areas of IT
  • An in-depth understanding in a particular area of interest
  • Skills for effective written and oral communication
  • Working knowledge of leading-edge technologies
  • An industry-validated curriculum that maintains currency with business needs
  • An appreciation for the global impact of IT on society
  • An understanding of the ethical and social responsibilities of IT professionals
  • Preparation for graduate studies

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