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

Systems Analysis and Design, BS

About the Program

The Systems Analysis and Design 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,

Study how organizations use computer systems and procedures and then design information systems solutions to help them operate more efficiently and effectively. You will combine business practices with programming, applications and databases. In the workforce, systems professionals work in a variety of industries and with people from a variety of professions. You will be encouraged to further specialize with a minor in a specific field, such as healthcare, finance, agriculture or manufacturing.

Systems Analysis and Design Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (51 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (69 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Click here for Systems Analysis and Design Supplemental Information .

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

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SAAD Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Foundational Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Information Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 

15 Credits


  • 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
  • Courses with the ♦ are essential for the CIT degree critical path to graduation
  • 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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