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B.S. in Computer Information Technology

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology (CIT) program at WKU can help you prepare for any of these exciting career options. CIT has become an integral part of modern life and business. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information. The professions below all help individuals and organizations share and store information through computer networks and systems, the Internet, and computer databases.
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

Top Ten Reasons to Learn CIT@WKU!

The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:

  • Application and Fee
  • Official copy of Transcript(s) if applicable
  • ACT or SAT scores if applicable

When completing the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application, under Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:

  • Category of Study >>> Bachelor's Degree
  • Planned Course of Study >>> Computer Information Technology - Seeking Admission
  • Primary Location >>> Web (online only)

Helpful Tips to Complete the Admission Application

The CIT online major (reference number 555) requires 120 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. No minor or second major is required. Enrollment in the CIT program is limited and based on student qualifications. All CIT courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The program requires 36/60 hours of upper-division CIT coursework. Electives should be selected consistent with WKU's degree requirements including:

  • 36 hours minimum in courses earned at WKU (satisfied by CIT course requirements)
  • 42 hours in upper-division credit (36 hours for 2+2, satisfied by CIT course requirements))
  • 120 hours minimum overall
  • Colonnade (formerly general education) requirements

Core for Non-Transfer Students

(30 Hours)

CIT 300 Online Training Foundations (Fall, Spring, Summer)
CIT 302 Web Development (Fall, Spring, Summer)
CIT 310 Systems Architecture I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 312 Systems Architecture II (Fall and Spring)
CIT 330 Systems Development I (Fall)
CIT 332 Systems Development II (Spring)
CIT 350 Database Administration I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 370 Telecommunications I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 372 Telecommunications II (Fall and Spring)

Core for 2+2 Students

(12 hours)

CIT 300 Online Training Foundations (Fall, Spring,)
CIT 302 Web Development (Fall, Spring, Summer)
CIT 352 Database Administration 2 (Fall and Spring)
CIT 372 Telecommunications II (Fall and Spring)


(27 hours for non-transfer students, 21 for 2+2 students)

CIT 412 Advanced Systems Architecture I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 414 Advanced Systems Architecture II (Fall and Spring)
CIT 416

Systems Administration I (Fall)

CIT 418 Systems Administration II (Spring)
CIT 432 Advanced Systems Development I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 434 Advanced Systems Development II (Spring)
CIT 436 Web Systems Development I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 452 Advanced Systems Database Administration I (Fall)
CIT 454 Advanced Systems Database Administration II (Spring)
CIT 456 Systems Analysis and Design I (Fall)
CIT 458 Systems Analysis and Design II (Fall and Spring)
CIT 472 Advanced Telecommunications I (Fall)
CIT 474 Advanced Telecommunications II (Spring)
CIT 476 Network Administration I (Fall)
CIT 478 Network Administration II (Spring)
CIT 482 Systems Security I (Fall)
CIT 484 Systems Security II (Spring)
CIT 486 Knowledge Management (Fall and Spring)
CIT 492 Technology Management I (Fall and Spring)
CIT 496 Technology Support Administration (Fall and Spring)

Additional Courses

(3 hours)

AMS 490 Senior Research (taken in the last semester)

Colonnade (39 Hours) or General Education Certification:

In addition to the program specific courses previously listed, students without an A.A. or A.S from a regionally accredited school must complete 39 additional hours as part of the Colonnade Program (formerly General Education). However, students who transfer to WKU with an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited school are considered General Education Certified and are not required to complete Colonnade requirements.

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • A bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. Remaining hours may be earned through completing a Minor Program of Study, an Undergraduate Certificate, or additional electives or through a combination of these options.
  • WKU’s Joint Undergraduate Masters Programs offer students an option to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees in an accelerated timeframe. Students interested in a JUMP program should first meet with their advisor to determine what options are available. Find out more information about online JUMP programs.

Academic Department

Program Advisor: Ryan Wilson (Students with less than 45 college hours)

Program Coordinator: Mark Revels (Students with 45 college hours or more and last names begining with A-J)
Website: wku.edu/cit/

Program Advisor: Yaser Mowafi, Ph.D (Students with 45 college hours or more and last names begining with K-Z)
Phone: 270-745-3415

WKU Online

Email: learn.online@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5173
Toll-Free: (888) 4WKUWEB / (888) 495-8932
Website: wku.edu/online

You may qualify for up to $4,000 in scholarships!

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 Last Modified 1/23/20