Oct 22, 2020  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
    
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Technology (CIT), BS


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About the Program

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 and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Computer and Information Technology  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

PICIT-BS CNIT
120 CREDITS FOR GRADUATION
“C-” or better required in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to CNIT course

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)


Information Technology Selectives (15 credits)


  • any other CNIT or
  • CGT 30000 level or higher courses, EPCS (3 credits) approved by CIT faculty

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)


Free Elective (3 credits)


(Any non-remedial course - Credit Hours: 3.00: see supplemental information.)

See https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/sites/default/files/files/NoCreditCourses-2016.pdf

University Core Requirements


Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


Third Semester

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


Fourth Semester

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


Fifth Semester

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


Sixth Semester

  • Information Technology Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Professional Writing Selective 11 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00 

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


Seventh Semester

  • Free Elective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Foundational Selective 13 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Eighth Semester

  • Information Systems Selective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 9 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective 14 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

15 Credits


Note


*Fulfills University Core

  1. Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to CNIT courses.
  2. 120 semester credits listed above are required for the CIT Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  4. 2.0 Graduation GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  5. ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, WN, I and IF).

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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