2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Computer Information Technology, BS

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The Computer Information Technology Bachelor of Science Program is based on curriculum standards of the Association for Computing Machinery/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Computer Society (ACM/IEEE-CS) Information Technology Curriculum Guidelines, and meets the requirements of Purdue University Northwest’s instructional guidelines.

The curriculum core is made up of general education courses and specific Information Technology requirements of the Guidelines. The core courses span knowledge areas that include computational thinking/problem solving, application development, database design and implementation, project management, human computer interaction, information assurance and security, networking technologies, platform technologies, and operating systems.

Many of our graduates pursue careers as software developers, web developers, mobile app developers, database analysts and developers, computer/cyber security specialists, network and system administrators, information technology architects, and project managers once they have finished their degrees.

The Computer Information Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession. The program is hosted in a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency with a special focus on Network Security Administration. The designation symbolizes that the program curriculum meets the national standard of cyber defense education.

Degree Requirements

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Speech Communication (3 Credits)

Natural Sciences (3 Credits)

Select from the Natural Sciences Core list

Humanities (3 Credits)

Select from the Humanities Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Select from the Social Sciences Core list

First-Year Experience (FYE) (3 Credits)

Other Required Courses (15 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

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