Computer and Information Technology

Tackle society's grand challenges with a major in computer and information technology. You will learn to harness the power of computers, software, and computer networks to create systems that help solve business problems and create a competitive advantage. Information technology professionals are responsible for information systems that provide timely and correct information, support efficient business processes, and promote effective communication.

Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Computer and Information Technology Website

Plan of Study

Computer and Information Technology, BS

Computer and Information Technology: Network Engineering Technology Concentration, BS

Computer and Information Technology: Systems Analysis and Design Concentration, BS


Related Career Interests

Careers in Computer and Information Technology

  • Application developer
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst or administrator
  • Information analyst
  • IT analyst
  • Network engineer or administrator
  • Programmer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Project manager
  • Software developer, engineer, support or tester

Transfer to Computer and Information Technology

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

One college-level calculus course equivalent to MA 22300 with a grade of C- or higher.

Contact Information
Angie Murphy
(765) 496-6003
amurphy@purdue.edu

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