The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program offers a Purdue Bachelor of Science Degree. The degree is available with four concentrations:

Every student in CIT takes a common set of courses to provide a well-rounded understanding of all facets of IT.  Students can specialize in one or more concentrations after the completion of their general IT coursework.


  • CIT is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Students earn Purdue degrees
  • Faculty expertise and work experience
  • Four concentrations to choose from
  • Faculty have strong connections to NSF and industry funding
  • We work closely with industry to ensure CIT courses meet job market needs
  • All students graduate with IT industry experience
  • An international perspective & yearly study abroad opportunities to India and China
  • Small class sizes (~25) allows students to work closely with faculty.
  • Our vision is to produce graduates with a comprehensive perspective of Information Technology and the experience to create IT solutions that meet business needs.

Program Educational Outcomes

Three to five years after graduating, CIT alumni will:

  1. Design, implement, and evaluate solutions to meet the IT needs of industry.
  2. Provide leadership and project management for IT-related projects and services.
  3. Expand their IT knowledge to add value to an organization.

CIT Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree, CIT students will have attained:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing and business requirements appropriate to its solution.

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.

(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.

(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.

(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. 

(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.