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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

The Network Engineering 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,

The world operates on the back of computers - networks of computers. Whether it is wired or wireless, information must be able to travel the network securely, efficiently and accurately. The network engineering technology major provides the necessary background about hardware and software needs to solve networking problems.

Network Engineering Technology Website

Computer and Information Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (60 credits)

A major GPA of C- is required in all CNIT courses.

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (60 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Click here for Network Engineering Technology Supplemental Information .

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Information Technology Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective  - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Humanities Foundational Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


  • See Network Engineering Technology Supplemental Information  for courses. 
  • 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
  • Credit cannot be earned for both AGEC 21700 and ECON 21000 to fulfill degree requirements
  • A single course may not fulfill multiple requirements within the CIT BS 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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