Computer Information Technology

About the computer information technology 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'll 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: attention to detail, broad knowledge of computing, communication, design, implementation and evaluation of systems or processes, and problem solving.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

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

Possible careers

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

Where could I work?

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

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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