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Computer and Information Technology, Bachelor

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Charleston, IL, United States
The Computer and Information Technology program from Eastern Illinois University prepares technical professionals for applications of computer and information technology. Those professionals typically work in an information technology (IT) department in a computer operations capacity for organizations ranging from manufacturing, service, and healthcare to education and government.


The Computer and Information Technology program from Eastern Illinois University will enable students to become highly marketable as technical professionals for applications of computer and information technology.

The program will engage students in:

  • Hardware and physical systems
  • Software and programming
  • Network and telecommunication technology
  • Data and database technology
  • Web and mobile technology
  • Media technology
  • Security technology
  • Applications of computer and information technology such as digital media, graphics, control, design, gaming, animation technology, rapid prototyping etc.
  • Professional and organizational excellence.

Why choose CIT at EIU

The demand for Computer and Information Technology (CIT) professionals remains robust in the United States. Nationwide, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 13% growth from 2014 to 2024 for all fields related to Computer and Information Technology. In Illinois, the Illinois Department of Employment Security projected a 17% growth in the profession from 2012-2022. Targeted jobs by the program are usually not affected by software or service. Every company needs its own CIT support. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
  • Data Communication Technology 
  • Database Administration
  • Operating Systems for Computer Technology
  • Cybersecurity Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  • System Administrator and Architecture
  • Capstone Project in Computer Information Technology
  • Systems Analysis, Design, and Development
  • Database and Data Management

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. 
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
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  • National

    302 USD/credit
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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