Computer and Information Technology

Purdue Polytechnic Institute (one of 10 colleges at Purdue University)

Tackle society's grand challenges with a degree in information technology. For example, helping make solar energy economical requires skills in programming, big data analytics and networking. Engineering better medicines requires skills in bioinformatics, big data analytics and artificial intelligence. And keeping cyberspace safe requires skills in networking, cyber security and cyber forensics.

You will learn to harness the power of computers, software, and computer networks to create systems that help solve business problems and create a competitive advantage. Information technology professionals are responsible for information systems that provide timely and correct information, support efficient business processes, and promote effective communication.

The flexible curriculum allows you to focus on specific topics throughout your time at Purdue. 

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

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Computer Programming and Information Systems

Engineering and Technology

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Science and Research

Careers in Computer and Information Technology
  • Application developer
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst or administrator
  • Information analyst
  • IT analyst
  • Network engineer or administrator
  • Programmer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Project manager
  • Security specialist
  • Software developer, engineer, support or tester
  • Web developer
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