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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Technology (CIT), BS


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About the Program

Tackle society’s grand challenges with a degree in information technology. For example, helping make solar energy economical requires skills in programming, big data analytics and networking. Engineering better medicines requires skills in bioinformatics, big data analytics and artificial intelligence. And keeping cyberspace safe requires skills in networking, cyber security and cyber forensics.

You will learn to harness the power of computers, software, and computer networks to create systems that help solve business problems and create a competitive advantage. Information technology professionals are responsible for information systems that provide timely and correct information, support efficient business processes, and promote effective communication. The flexible curriculum allows you to focus on specific topics throughout your time at Purdue.

This program is also offered at the Purdue College of Technology locations in Anderson, Columbus and Kokomo.

Computer and Information Technology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Computer Information Technology (2015-16)  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

TCIT-BS CNIT
120 CREDITS FOR GRADUATION
“C-” or better required in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to CNIT course

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)


Information Systems Selectives (15 credits)


  • any other CNIT or
  • CGT 30000 level or higher courses, EPCS (3 credits) approved by CIT faculty

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)


Free Elective (2 credits)


(Any course except: BUS K201, CNIT 10700 , CNIT 13600 , CNIT 23500 , CS 11000 , CS 23500 , and CSCI N100)

University Core Requirements


Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


Third Semester

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


Fourth Semester

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


Fifth Semester

16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


Sixth Semester

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


Seventh Semester

  • Free Elective 12 - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Systems Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Systems Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Foundational Selective 13 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Eighth Semester

  • CNIT 48000 - Managing Information Technology Projects
  • Information Systems Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective 14 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

15 Credits


Note


*Fulfills University Core

  1. Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to CNIT courses.
  2. 120 semester credits listed above are required for the CIT Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  4. 2.0 Graduation GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  5. CNIT COURSES MAY BE TAKEN MO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, or WN, I AND IF GRADES): STUDENTS NOT FULFILLING THIS POLICY MUST WITHDRAW FROM THE PROGRAM.
  6. ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, WN, I and IF).
  7. Courses with ** are essential for the CIT degree critical path to graduation.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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CIT Supplemental Information


All prerequisites Must Be Met

Accounting Selective


2ACCOUNTING SELECTIVE

Science Selective & Lab Science Selective


4SCIENCE SELECTIVE &
7LAB SCIENCE SELECTIVE (must take at least 3 credits of Science Selective with a Lab Component)

See approved list at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html and check schedule of classes to ensure the course is being offered with a lab component.

The following courses are typically offered with a lab component:

Information Systems Selectives


10INFORMATION SYSTEMS SELECTIVE

Any non-required 30000 level or higher CNIT course or EPICS (EPCS): participation in EPCIS rquires CIT faculty approval; CGT courses 30000 level or higher

Professional Writing Selective


11PROFESSIONAL WRITING SELECTIVE

Free Elective


12FREE ELECTIVE: Any course except BUS K201, CNIT 10700 , CNIT 13600 , CNIT 23500 , CS 11000 , CS 23500 , and CSCI N100

Humanities Foundational Selective


13HUMANITIES FOUNDATIONAL SELECTIVE: see http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective


14BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES FOUNDATIONAL SELECTIVE: see http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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