May 26, 2022
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, www.abet.org.
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
Computer and Information Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (51 credits)
A major GPA of C- is required in all CNIT courses.
Computer and Information Technology Required Major Courses (39 credits)
Programming Selective (3 credits)
Information Technology Selective (3 credits)
- Any non-required CNIT 30000 level or higher courses
SAAD Selectives (6 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (69 credits)
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.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
- 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)
- 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
- Courses with the ♦ are essential for the CIT degree critical path to graduation
- Co-Curricular Requirements include the following:
- Professional IT Experience
- Globalization requirement
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”.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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