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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Technology, BS

About the Program

The Computer and Information Technology major is part of the Computer and Information Technology program. The Computer and Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

 Click here for Computer and Information Technology Supplemental Information .

Elective (3 credits)

  • Elective (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.


Program Requirements

15 Credits

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 1-18 Students must select courses from Computer and Information Technology Supplemental Information 
  • Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to another CNIT course
  • 120 semester credits listed above are required for the Bachelor of Science degree
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • Co-Curricular Requirements include the following:
    • Professional IT Experience
    • Globalization requirement

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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