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Computing Systems Analysis and Design

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Combine analytical business skills with databases, computer programming and applications to design computer systems that enable businesses and organizations to work more efficiently.

Class topics include systems development, software development and information technology architecture. Students are encouraged to specialize in fields, such as finance, health care, manufacturing or agriculture. Our instructors have conducted research in fields that include robotics, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, homeland security and cyber forensics.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The 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.

Plan of Study

Computing Systems Analysis and Design Webpage

Transfer to Computing Systems Analysis and Design

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.2

  • One coding course (B- or better)
  • One college-level calculus 1 course (B- or better)

Contact Information

Computer and Information Technology Advisors
(765) 496-6003

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Computing Systems Analysis and Design

  •   Systems analyst
  •   Business analyst
  •   System architect
  •   System designer
  •   System consultant

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