Computer and Information Technology

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.

Special Features

  • Experience hands on learning with relevant exercises and projects
  • Capitalize on the real-world experience of your professors and industry partners
  • Specialize with coursework from four areas: software development, systems integration, data management or networking

Potential Job Titles

  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Diana Ephlin Alumni Profile
Purdue taught me how to think rationally and logically, collaborate with others and to focus on the needs of the customer. Even though my career evolved away from technology, these are essential skills I continue to use today as a human resources leader.
Diana Ephlin
Computer and Information Technology '83