Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Curriculum and Plan of Study

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

These concentrations are designed to provide an applications-oriented, practical education that prepares students for careers as application developers (people who design, write, install and maintain a variety of IT systems, with an emphasis on Web applications); data managers (people who, design, implement, program and maintain databases); network systems specialists (people who to design, configure, secure and maintain IT networks); and information security specialists (people who protect information assets of an organization).

Current degree requirements can be viewed in the Plan of Study and a complete listing of classes can be viewed in the Course Listing. For Plans of Study prior to fall 2017, please see your advisor.

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 Selectives (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.

For accreditation information about this program, click here.