Apply technology to intervene in problems and improve the human or business condition.

Computer and Information Technology

Computer and Information Technology

A major in the Computer and Information Technology Program

Help fight crime or keep a corporation running efficiently with a degree from Purdue’s computer and information technology program. As computers find their way into every part of our lives, information technology professionals are needed to keep the systems functioning and the data safe. Your information technology courses and the problem-solving skills will prepare you for careers in almost any industry.

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.

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.

CIT offers a B.S. degree in Information Technology with opportunities to customize the degree by adding concentration(s) and/or cross-disciplinary minor(s) based on individual interests.  Examples include Business Management, Big Data, Bioinformatics, Cyber Security, Health Informatics, High Performance Computing, Info-tainment Multi-Media, Innovation and Commercialization, International Studies, Modern Manufacturing, Network Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design or “I have my own ideas”.

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What can I do?

Application developer
Business analyst
IT Consultant
Network administrator

Where can I go?

ExxonMobil
Microsoft
JPMorgan Chase
Freddie Mac

ABET

The computer and information technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

I really liked computers in high school, so I found CIT. I like the variety of classes and the different avenues you can choose in the computer techie world. For a class project, we got to build a database scheme with one of the veterinary clinics in Lafayette.
Collin Stevens
Computer and Information Technology

About the school/department

The Department of Computer and Information Technology provides educational opportunities that apply information technology to solve societal challenges. From cyber forensics and Big Data, to databases and analytics, impactful research is improving society and enriching the constantly updated academic programs.

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