Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to take your Computer Information Technology classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!

Because of the extensive hands-on learning that takes place in the first two years of this program, students in this major are highly sought after for paid internships and positions after their second year. In the third and fourth year, you can complement your CIT major with an academic minor that matches your career goals.

Computer Information Technology Curriculum 2016-2017


First Year

First Semester

Introduction to Networking & Security
(CIT 130)

Introduction to Computer Theory
(CIT 135)

Introduction to Mobile Development
(CSI 120)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Systems Software
(CIT 140)

Programming Course

Statistics
(MTH 180) OR
Calculus
(MTH 230)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Relational Database for Web Application
(CIT 200)

System Administration & Network Services I
(NET 255)

Information Systems
(CIT 265)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Programming Course

Computer and Network Security
(SEC 250)

Introduction to Web Programming
(WEB 225)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Global IT & Ethics
(CSI 320) OR
Communication and Ethics
(COM 220)

Project Management
(MGT 260)

Web Architecture & the Cloud
(WEB 365)

The Global Condition* (COR 310)

AND Human Rights & Responsibilities* (COR 320)

OR Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses* (COR 330)

Second Semester (Study Abroad Optional)

Information Systems Architecture
(CIT 365)

The Global Condition* (COR 310)

AND Human Rights & Responsibilities* (COR 320)

OR Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses* (COR 330)

Database Systems
(CIT 310)

General Elective/Minor Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Capstone ITS Specific by Major
(CCC 410-ITS)

ITS Capstone: Reflection
(CCC 411)

Technical Writing
(WRT 231)

IT Management
(ITS 420)

General Elective/Minor Elective

Natural Science

Second Semester

ITS Capstone: Senior Project
(CCC 412)

General Elective/Minor Elective

General Elective/Minor Elective

General Elective/Minor Elective

General Elective/Minor Elective