Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University 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, www.abet.org.

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

Computer and Information Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (51 credits)


Information Technology Selectives (15 credits)


At least nine credits must be CNIT courses.

  • Any non-required CNIT 30000 level or higher courses  or
  • CGT 30000 level or higher courses  or 
  • EPCS (3 credits) approved by CIT faculty

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 Requirements


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)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


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

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


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

  • 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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