Monday, November 6, 2006
SECS debuts Computer Information Technology majorBy Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new major in Computer Information Technology (CIT). The CIT major is designed for students who want to combine their interest in computing with other interests such as biology, business and the arts.
The program prepares students for a diverse range of careers in IT by providing them with problem solving skills through hands-on experience and a required industrial internship.
“The Computer Information Technology major helps students develop a strong IT core through required professional subjects. Through elective classes, the students choose a track reflecting their interests such as bioinformatics, system administration or communication,” said Fatma Mili, interim chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
Students who complete the computer information technology program will have the ability to design, implement and manage IT solutions for organizations; adapt and contribute to new technologies in support of IT infrastructure; function within the automotive and other global industries; serve in a variety of technical and non-technical roles; have high standards of professional and ethical responsibility and be prepared to pursue graduate study if desired.
The new major was developed to provide an option for students that was broader than the computer science major, yet more technical than the Management Information Systems degree offered through the School of Business Administration.
IT programs like this have been implemented across the country to produce a strong IT workforce, which is in demand nationwide.
For more information about the Computer Information Technology major, contact the Computer Science and Engineering Department at (248) 370-2200 or visit the CSE Web site.