Computer and Information Technology (CIT)
Meet Troy Davis.
Help fight crime or keep a corporation running efficiently with a degree in information technology. As computers and computer chips find their way into all parts of our lives, information technology professionals are needed to keep the systems functioning and the data safe. Your CIT courses will prepare you for existing and emerging careers in the field. And you’ll get to experiment with new uses of technology to solve problems.
You’ll learn how to increase efficiencies as you work with computer applications, management information systems, databases, and computer networks. Your tasks will include planning, analyzing, designing, constructing, and maintaining these areas.
To do well in this program, you will need good computer literacy and calculus skills.
- Choose a concentration in information systems and technology or network engineering technology
- Opportunities to design, implement, and administer local and wide-area networks
- Experience in building high-bandwidth, wide-area networks capable of voice, video, and multi-protocol data
- Commitment to new courses in new signature areas: cyber forensics, biomedical informatics, high performance computing, information security, and wireless networking.
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.
Select coursework from four focus areas:
- Software development
- Systems integration
- Data management
- Wireless networking
This major is also offered at the following statewide locations:
- Database management
- Software development
- Computer programming
- Systems analysis, design and implementation
- Computational life sciences
- Computer forensics
- Application developer
- Data analyst
- Database administrator
- Network administrator
- Security specialist
- Software engineer
- Business Analyst
- Digital forensics and security
- Business and scientific applications
- Information technology infrastructure
- Electric Vehicle Applications
- Biomedical Informatics
- Wireless Networking
More than 50 study abroad programs are approved for CoT students. Talk with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.
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The BS in CIT program in West Lafayette is accredited by:
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
Telephone (410) 347-7700.