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Program Curriculum

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

Requirements for 2+2 and Non 2+2: Understanding the Difference

WKU requirements for completion of a bachelor's in computer information technology depends on whether you are classified as a 2+2 student or non 2+2 student. 2+2 Students are those who transfer to WKU with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in a technology subject area from a regionally accredited school. There are no complicated articulation agreements, and no awkward lists of classes that transfer. Non 2+2 Students are those who do not transfer to WKU with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in a technology area. They may have no hours, some college hours or a degree in an unrelated field.

2+2 Curriculum Requirements (36 Hours)
Required Core Courses (12 hours)
Four 300-level foundation courses
  • CIT 300: ON-LINE TRAINING FOUNDATIONS. (Prerequisite: Admission to the CIT program)
  • CIT 302: WEB DEVELOPMENT (Prerequisite: CIT 300 or permission of the instructor)
  • CIT 352: DATABASE ADMINISTRATION I. (Prerequisite: CIT 350)
  • CIT 372: TELECOMMUNICATIONS II (Prerequisite: CIT 370)
Selected Courses (21 hours)
Seven courses, to be selected from 400-level CIT courses and/or from AMS
  • CIT 412: ADVANCED SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE I (Prerequisite: CIT 312)
  • CIT 414: ADVANCED SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE II (Prerequisite: CIT 412)
  • CIT 416: SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION I (Prerequisite CIT 312)
  • CIT 418: SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION II (Prerequisite: CIT 416)
  • CIT 432: ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT I (Prerequisite: CIT 332)
  • CIT 434: ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 432)
  • CIT 436: WEB SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT I (Prerequisites: CIT 302 and CIT 332)
  • CIT 438: WEB SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 436)
  • CIT 452: ADVANCED DATABASE ADMINISTRATION I. (Prerequisite: CIT 352)
  • CIT 454: ADVANCED DATABASE ADMINISTRATION II. (Prerequisite: CIT 452)
  • CIT 456: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN I (Prerequisite: CIT 352)
  • CIT 458: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN II (Prerequisite: CIT 456)
  • CIT 472: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS I (Prerequisite: CIT 372)
  • CIT 474: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS II (Prerequisite: CIT 472)
  • CIT 476: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION I (Prerequisite: CIT 372)
  • CIT 478: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION II (Prerequisite: CIT 476)
  • CIT 482: SYSTEMS SECURITY I (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 484: SYSTEMS SECURITY II (Prerequisite: CIT 482)
  • CIT 486: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 492: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT I (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 494: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 492)
  • CIT 496: TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • AMS 342: MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
  • AMS 367: SUPERVISED WORK EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRY. (1-6 Hours) (Prerequisite: Advisor approval required)
  • AMS 390: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Prerequisite: Junior standing or AMS major)
  • AMS 394: LEAN SYSTEMS
  • AMS 396: INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • AMS 430: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT / SUPERVISION / TEAM BUILDING (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • AMS 475: SELECTED TOPICS IN INDUSTRY (1-3 Hours) (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
Additional Course(s) (3 Hours)
AMS 490 SENIOR RESEARCH. (Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor) Capstone course (To be taken in last semester) Students work on capstone research projects utilizing skills and knowledge from prior courses in the program. Projects performed, when possible, for a specific client or local industry. Lecture and laboratory.
Non 2+2 Curriculum Requirements (60 Hours)
Required Core Courses (30 hours)
Ten 300-level foundation courses
  • CIT 300: ON-LINE TRAINING FOUNDATIONS (Prerequisite: Admission to the CIT program)
  • CIT 302: WEB DEVELOPMENT (Prerequisite: CIT 300 or permission of the instructor)
  • CIT 310: SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE I (Prerequisite: CIT 300)
  • CIT 312: SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE II (Prerequisite: CIT 310)
  • CIT 330: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT I (Prerequisite: CIT 300)
  • CIT 332: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 330)
  • CIT 350: DATABASE ADMINISTRATION I (Prerequisite: CIT 300)
  • CIT 352: DATABASE ADMINISTRATION II (Prerequisite: CIT 350)
  • CIT 370: TELECOMMUNICATIONS I (Prerequisite: CIT 300)
  • CIT 372: TELECOMMUNICATIONS II (Prerequisite: CIT 370)
Selected Courses (27 hours)
Nine courses (27 hours), to be selected from 400-level CIT courses and/or from AMS. Courses may be selected from the list below.
  • CIT 412: ADVANCED SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE I (Prerequisite: CIT 312)
  • CIT 414: ADVANCED SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE II (Prerequisite: CIT 412)
  • CIT 416: SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION I (Prerequisite CIT 312)
  • CIT 418: SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION II (Prerequisite: CIT 416)
  • CIT 432: ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT I (Prerequisite: CIT 332)
  • CIT 434: ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 432)
  • CIT 436: WEB SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT I (Prerequisites: CIT 302 and CIT 332)
  • CIT 438: WEB SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 436)
  • CIT 452: ADVANCED DATABASE ADMINISTRATION I. (Prerequisite: CIT 352)
  • CIT 454: ADVANCED DATABASE ADMINISTRATION II. (Prerequisite: CIT 452)
  • CIT 456: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN I (Prerequisite: CIT 352)
  • CIT 458: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN II (Prerequisite: CIT 456)
  • CIT 472: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS I (Prerequisite: CIT 372)
  • CIT 474: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS II (Prerequisite: CIT 472)
  • CIT 476: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION I (Prerequisite: CIT 372)
  • CIT 478: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION II (Prerequisite: CIT 476)
  • CIT 482: SYSTEMS SECURITY I (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 484: SYSTEMS SECURITY II (Prerequisite: CIT 482)
  • CIT 486: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 492: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT I (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • CIT 494: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT II (Prerequisite: CIT 492)
  • CIT 496: TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION (Prerequisites: CIT 300 and permission of instructor)
  • AMS 342: MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
  • AMS 367: SUPERVISED WORK EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRY. (1-6 Hours) (Prerequisite: Advisor approval required)
  • AMS 390: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Prerequisite: Junior standing or AMS major)
  • AMS 394: LEAN SYSTEMS
  • AMS 396: INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • AMS 430: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT / SUPERVISION / TEAM BUILDING (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • AMS 475: SELECTED TOPICS IN INDUSTRY (1-3 Hours) (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
Additional Course(s) (3 Hours)
AMS 490 SENIOR RESEARCH. (Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor) Capstone course (To be taken in last semester) Students work on capstone research projects utilizing skills and knowledge from prior courses in the program. Projects performed, when possible, for a specific client or local industry. Lecture and laboratory.

Colonnade Requirements

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, additional electives or through a combination of these options.
  • The CIT program does not accept any information technology transfer credit for traditional students.

Joint Undergraduate Masters Program (JUMP)

Joint Undergraduate Masters Program (JUMP)For students interested in combining the CIT curriculum with studies in technology management, the Joint Undergraduate and Master's Degree Program (JUMP) provides the opportunity for academically outstanding CIT students to complete their combined online Bachelor of Science and online Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management (MSETM) degrees in as little as five years (much less for transfer students).This is an excellent opportunity for 2+2 transfer students who wish to follow a management track and obtain an advanced degree. Transfer (2+2) students can complete their Bachelor's degree with just 36 CIT course hours (as always), but up to 12 graduate hours will be dual-counted as CIT and MSETM hours (See Course List HERE). Thus, on graduation with the Bachelor's degree in CIT, students will only need 21 more hours to graduate with a Master's Degree in Engineering Technology Management (MSETM). For more information please visit the CIT JUMP page.

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