Computer Information Technology

About the Major

Computer and information technology (CIT) students learn to identify, design, implement, and evaluate solutions to meet information technology needs. The program offers four concentrations: networking systems, information security, web development, and data management. Each concentration is designed to provide an applications-oriented, practical education, and hands-on experience. You will use current and emerging technology to provide software and hardware solutions to business problems, adding value to virtually any organization.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: attention to detail, broad knowledge of computing, communication, design, implementation and evaluation of systems or processes, and problem solving.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Quantitative analysis 1 and 2
  • Introduction to data management
  • Information security fundamentals
  • Network fundamentals
  • Project management
  • Systems analysis and design 

Possible Careers

  • Web developer
  • Application developer
  • Network administrator
  • Security analyst
  • System engineer
  • Database administrator

Where could I work?

  • 3M
  • Bell Techlogix, Inc.
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Interactive Intelligence 
  • Simon Property Group
  • Salesforce

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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