Why Elms for your CITS degree?

  • All classes are taught in our state-of-the-art computer lab.
  • You’ll gain skills in programming, database design, cyber security, and more.
  • Completing a senior capstone portfolio and internship prepares you for a red hot job market — CITS jobs are on track to grow 13% by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The newly redesigned computer information technology & security (CITS) major prepares students for careers as IT professionals. Hands-on coursework provides you with a breadth of knowledge and the skills necessary to become an IT technician, system administrator, network administrator, or cyber security specialist.

Computer security knowledge is becoming essential and in demand in most IT jobs. Recent graduates have gone on to work as technology support or help-desk technicians, webmasters, programmers, database administrators, and network and system administrators.

Our classes include computer programming, network administration, system administration, computer security, database design, web design, and incorporate cutting-edge topics such as mobile web and app development, and digital forensics. An internship and a senior capstone portfolio course give students even more hands-on experience. We also have a popular Cyber Security minor.

All of our classes are taught in our state-of-the-art computer lab with a teaching style that is applied, interactive, and hands-on. Class sizes are small, with 10-17 students per class.

Quick Info

  • Hands-on coursework
  • Small class size
  • Career-oriented curriculum
  • Internship

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Computer Information and Technology (CIT) (B.A.).

CITS Major Requirements (42 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
CIT 1001Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1006Cyber Ethics3
CIT 2103Introduction to Programming3
CIT 2104Networks and Security3
CIT 2105Database Design and Management3
CIT 2506Web Design3
CIT 3109Network Administration3
CIT 3200System Administration3
CIT 3005A+ Certification: Hardware Maintenance3
CIT 3405Digital Forensics3
2 CIT/GDS Electives (6 credits) (see “Possible Electives” below)
CIT 4705Security Capstone3
CIT 4802Internship3

Possible Electives

Course #Course NameCredits
CIT 2001Technology Through Film3
CIT 2100Artificial Intelligence3
CIT 3102Advanced Programming3
CIT 3105Game Design3
CIT 3300Mobile App and Web Development3
CIT 3405Digital Forensics3
CIT 3606Web Programming3
GDS 34012D Animation3
GDS 3406Interface Design3
GDS 3900Digital Video3

Click to view course requirements for the Computer Information and Technology (CIT) minor.

This is a general CIT minor with no security concentration. Click here to learn about the Cyber Security minor.

CIT Minor Requirements (24 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
CIT 1001Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1005Cyber Culture (may be switched with CIT 1006 Cyber Ethics)3
CIT 1006Cyber Ethics (may be switched with CIT 1005 Cyber Culture)3
CIT 1202Concept Design3
GDS 1709Introduction to Computer Graphics3
CIT 2103Introduction to Programming3
CIT 2506Web Design3
1 2000-level (formerly 200-level) or above CIT elective (see “Possible Electives” in the CIT major section above)3
1 3000-level (formerly 300-level) or above CIT elective (see “Possible Electives” in the CIT major section above)3