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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

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

CITS Major Requirements (42 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 1001CIT 101Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1006CIT 106Cyber Ethics3
CIT 2103CIT 213Introduction to Programming3
CIT 2104CIT 214Networks and Security3
CIT 2105CIT 215Database Design and Management3
CIT 2506CIT 256Web Design3
CIT 3109CIT 319Network Administration3
CIT 3200CIT 320System Administration3
CIT 3005CIT 305A+ Certification: Hardware Maintenance3
CIT 3405CIT 345Digital Forensics3
2 CIT/GDS Electives (6 credits) (see "Possible Electives" below)
CIT 4705CIT 475Security Capstone3
CIT 4802CIT 482Internship3

Possible Electives

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 2001CIT 201Technology Through Film3
CIT 2100CIT 210Artificial Intelligence3
CIT 3102CIT 312Advanced Programming3
CIT 3105CIT 315Game Design3
CIT 3300CIT 330Mobile App and Web Development3
CIT 3405CIT 345Digital Forensics3
CIT 3606CIT 366Web Programming3
GDS 3401GDS 3412D Animation3
GDS 3406GDS 346Interface Design3
GDS 3900GDS 390Digital Video3

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

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 #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 1001CIT 101Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1005CIT 105Cyber Culture (may be switched with CIT 1006 Cyber Ethics)3
CIT 1006CIT 106Cyber Ethics (may be switched with CIT 1005 Cyber Culture)3
CIT 1202CIT 122Concept Design3
GDS 1709GDS 179Introduction to Computer Graphics3
CIT 2103CIT 213Introduction to Programming3
CIT 2506CIT 256Web 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