Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer & Information Technology
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Technology (CIT) prepares students for careers in the information technology workforce, with skills necessary to design and implement complex information systems and services in business and industry. The curriculum in the CIT department is designed to enable students to work in this dynamic environment and to adapt to changes as they occur in this evolving world. In recent years, technology graduates have declined while job opportunities have increased, offering great opportunities to the CIT graduate. See Hoosier Hot Jobs under CIT Career Opportunities.
Computer Information Technology careers include:
- Application developer
- Data analyst or administrator
- Programmer analyst
- Project manager
- Software developer, engineer, support or tester
- Web developer
Computer Information Technology (CIT) is an applied program in which students learn by doing. They apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to assignments they complete in the computer lab. CIT courses provide students with strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively in the business environment.
The CIT Plan of Study has three options. The Business Option combines the CIT degree with a minor in Business, for students who wish to have a more thorough understanding of how computer and information technology is used within the business environment. The Technology Option combines the CIT degree with a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, for the student who wishes to learn more about computer and information technology use in a more technical environment. The Generic Option combines the CIT degree with interdisciplinary courses, for the student who would like to gain a broader understanding of other areas where computer and information technology can be applied.