"The professors in my major are always interested in working with their students to delve deep into technology.Doug Elliott, CIST major from Sinking Spring, PA
"The professors in my major are always interested in working with their students to delve deep into technology.
Doug Elliott, CIST major from Sinking Spring, PA
In our program, you'll get a broad IT background. You'll learn about programming applications, network development, systems design and analysis, Web technologies, multimedia applications, database development and systems administration. We'll prepare you to work in a team environment. To manage and lead companies and people in the translation of information technology into business opportunities and competitive advantages.
You'll sit in small classes. You'll get individual attention from our industry-experienced faculty. You'll gain hands-on experiences in lab, during at least one internship, and in research opportunities and a capstone course.
Incoming students will be considered for special merit scholarships just for CIS&T freshmen, each worth $2,500 per year and renewable for four years.
We have a lot to offer and will help you go well beyond expectations. For example, Nnedimma Ugochukwu studied Mandarin at Fudan University in Shanghai then interned at Google.
100% of our CIS&T graduates in 2015 are either working or in graduate school.
Not only will you know information technology but you'll know the power of information technology. And if you know the power of information technology, you have a long and exciting professional career ahead of you. In fact, our program will prepare you for three of the 10 best careers for recent college graduates:
What you can do with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
Our students have completed several projects with their faculty:
(See advisor for other approved electives).
For the Application Software Development concentration, CIS&T majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum:
For the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics concentration, CIS&T majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum:
For the Systems and Network Administration concentration, CIS&T majors must complete a minimum12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum:
(See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer
voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to
determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol
and/or substance abuse.
CIST students can access software at the Pitt-Bradford Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance software. Please see your instructor to gain access to this site.
Download a program flyer.
There is also a website for the program designed by the director of the CIST program.
Mr. Donald Lewicki
Associate Professor of CIS&T
158 Swarts Hall
Dr. Y. Ken Wang
Director and Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Technology Program and Director of Asian Collaborations
157 Swarts Hall
Assistant Professor CIS&T
Mr. Robert Ellison
Systems Architect and Adjunct Professor
112F Fisher Hall
Mr. Steven Ellison
Technical Analyst II Adjunct Professor of CIS & T
Ms. Emily Parana
Technical Analyst II and Adjunct Professor of CIS & T
112A Fisher Hall
These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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