Computer and Information Technology

The Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue provides educational opportunities that apply information technology (IT) to solve societal problems. Degree programs in information systems technology and network engineering technology focus on four core areas: software development, systems integration, data management, computer networks. The drive to solve problems extends to industrial and corporate partners and funded faculty research projects as well.

Undergraduate Degree Options

Apply computer, networking or database skills to challenges facing the Internet, mobile technologies, cloud computing, cyberforensics and more.
The network engineering concentration provides the necessary background about hardware and software needs to solve networking problems.
Study how organizations use computer systems and procedures and then design information systems solutions to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.


Expand your knowledge about information technology or dig deeper into a specific topic to add value to your degree program.

Graduate Degrees

Explore in-depth information technology issues, such as leadership project management, cyber forensics, discovery systems and cyberinfrastructure. The flexible curricula highlights emerging research while addressing your career objectives.
Take advantage of a doctorate to develop expertise in a specific technological area and become an advanced leader, researcher, professor or supervisor in technology.