BS in Computer Information Systems and Technology

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Program Description

BS in Computer Information Systems and Technology

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

BS in Computer Information Systems and Technology

Description

Program Contact: Don Lewicki 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:

  • computer systems analysts
  • network/computer systems administrators
  • software developers -- applications

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:

  • 32-way computer cluster using Raspberry Pi processors
  • 3D-printed drone
  • Virtual Topographic Mapping systems
  • Self-driving model car
  • Development of a portable network penetration test tool
  • Several 2D and 3D games using the Unity Development platform
  • Job-searching data visualization app

Courses

Course Requirements in Major - 45 credit hours

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING
  • TECHNOLOGY OF COMPUTING
  • INTRODUCTION TO WEB PROGRAMMING
  • NETWORKING I
  • NETWORKING II
  • COMPUTER SECURITY
  • SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION
  • DATA STRUCTURES AND INFORMATION STRUCTURES
  • DATABASE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
  • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  • ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
  • INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • CIS&T INTERNSHIP
  • CAPSTONE - CIS&T

Other required course

  • STATISTICS: MATHEMATICS or STATISTICAL METHODS

Choose 4 approved electives - OR CHOOSE ONE OF THE CONCENTRATIONS LISTED BELOW - Approved electives include:

  • ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT
  • USER INTERFACE DESIGN
  • DIGITAL FORENSICS
  • INTRUSION DETECTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE
  • NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
  • HOST SCRIPTING
  • VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
  • INFORMATION ASSURANCE
  • DATA ANALYTICS
  • MOBILE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING
  • GAME PROGRAMMING
  • ETHICAL HACKING

Total credits required for the major - 61 Concentrations: Concentration in Application Software Development: For the Application Software Development concentration, CIST majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum.

  • ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT
  • SENSORS AND AUTOMATION
  • USER INTERFACE DESIGN
  • DATA ANALYTICS
  • MOBILE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING
  • GAME PROGRAMMING

Total Credits: 12 Concentration in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics: For the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics concentration, CIST majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum.

  • DIGITAL FORENSICS
  • INTRUSION DETECTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE
  • NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • ETHICAL HACKING
  • INFORMATION ASSURANCE

Total Credits: 12 Concentration in Systems and Network Administration: For the Systems and Network Administration concentration, CIST majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following selection of courses in addition to completing the core curriculum.

  • LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
  • HOST SCRIPTING
  • VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
  • INTRUSION DETECTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE
  • NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • NETWORK AND SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION PRACTICUM

Total Credits: 12

Additional Information:

CIST students can access software at the Pitt-Bradford Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance software.

Young Alums

These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have. Jobs:

  • Software developer for Amazon in Seattle.
  • Operations engineer at the Yahoo data center in Lockport, NY
  • IT Consultant at Cargill in Wyalusing, PA
  • Systems administrator at Helomics in Pittsburgh
  • Business systems analyst and user experience designer for major pharmaceutical firm AbbVie in Chicago
  • Programmer for NexGen Technologies in Colorado
  • Clinical systems analyst at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA
  • Numerical control programmer at Dresser-Rand, Olean, NY
  • IT manager at Empereon Marketing, Coudersport, PA
  • Quality assurance analyst at iGlobal LLC, Ocala, FL
  • IT manager for Control Chief Corp. in Bradford, PA
  • Lead programmer/analyst at SUNY Buffalo, NY
  • Programmer analyst for Zippo Manufacturing Co in Bradford, PA
  • IT service technician for American Refining Group in Bradford, PA

Graduate School:

  • Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science
  • University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Science
  • University of Pittsburgh's Katz School of Business
  • Stony Brook University's Master of Business Administration program

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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