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2017-2018 University Catalog

Computer and Information Technology, BS


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About the Program

As computers find their way into every part of our lives, information technology professionals are needed to keep the systems functioning and the data safe. Your information technology courses and problem-solving skills will prepare you for careers in almost any industry. You’ll learn how to increase efficiencies as you work with computer applications, management information systems, databases, and computer networks. Computer and information technology courses provide students with strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers, peers, and industry leaders.

Computer and Information Technology Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (51 credits)


Information Technology Selectives (15 credits)


  • Any other CNIT 30000 level or higher courses, or
  • CGT 30000 level or higher courses, or 
  • EPCS (3 credits) approved by CIT faculty
    At least nine credits must be CNIT courses.

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)


Free Elective (3 credits)


Any non-remedial course - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Degree Requirements


Globalization Requirement


18Globalization Requirement (Complete one of the following options)

  • Complete any university-sponsored study abroad program lasting at least 7 days*
  • Complete an internship or approved international research project that involves at least 7 days of international travel*
  • Provide documentation of having lived/traveled outside home country for at least 15 days after a student’s 12th birthday*

* The above options require a three page reflection paper on what you learned from your experience - submit to CIT-Global@purdue.edu

  • Earn credit in Level I and II courses (6 credit hours) in any one foreign language
  • Earn six credit hours in foreign culture study courses:

Professional IT Experience Requirement


17Professional IT Experience requirement (Complete one of the following options)

  • Professional IT internship (six week minimum duration)
  • 240 hours of IT employment
  • 240 hours of documented volunteer IT work
  • Service Learning Course (EPCS, CNIT 39000, or Equivalent) with responsibility for an IT component (3 credit hours minimum)

*A  three page reflection paper on what you learned from your experience is required for all options - submit to CIT-Prof-IT@purdue.edu

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • CNIT 48000 - Managing Information Technology Projects
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 15 - Credit Hours: 3.00

    Information Technology Selective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00

    Information Technology Selective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00

    Humanities Foundational Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Free Elective16 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective15 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective15 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective11 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


*Fulfills University Core

Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to another CNIT course

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree

2.0 Graduation GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree

ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, WN, I, and IF)

Co-Curricular Requirements include the following:

  • Professional IT Experience
  • Globalization requirement

Critical Course


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Disclaimer


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