Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Curriculum and Plan of Study

CIT Concentrations

The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program offers a Purdue Bachelor of Science Degree. The degree is available with four concentrations:

  • Networking Systems: Design, configure, secure, and maintain IT networks
  • Information Security: Protect information assets of an organization
  • Web Development: Design, write, install, and maintain a variety of software applications for the web and mobile devices
  • Data Management: Design, implement, program, and maintain data and databases

Every student in CIT takes a common set of courses to provide a well-rounded understanding of all facets of IT.  Students can specialize in one or more concentrations after the completion of their general IT coursework.

Plan of Study (For students entering Fall 2017 and later)

Plan of Study (Students entering prior to Fall 2017)

Three Year Plan of Study

Interested in finishing your degree in three years?  Follow this Plan of Study.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Completion of 120 credit hours, distributed among the following areas

  • CIT Core (must be completed with a grade of C or better)
  • CIT Concentration (must be completed with a grade of C or better) 
  • CIT Selective (must be completed with a grade of C or better)
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics/Science
  • General Education 
  • Free Electives 

The general education requirements include 30 hours of the IUPUI General Education Core which aligns with the Principles of Undergraduate Learning.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 39 credit hours must be earned in courses at the 300 level or higher. Students must verify upper-level credit with a CIT advisor.
  • Students are required to complete at least two of the four RISE experiences - research, international, service learning, and experiential learning. See an advisor for details.

Students who must interrupt their course of study for two calendar years or more will be required to meet all requirements for the program as it stands at the time of their return. Computer and Information Technology (CIT) courses over 10 years old may have to be repeated.