Students will acquire information technology skills including: cloud virtualization engineering, DevOps, cybersecurity, software engineering, networking, server administration, database design and development, systems analysis and design, and web development.

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Build the Future of IT

Love new technology? Build the future of IT. All corporations utilize tech skills to fill various positions. You and your degree in CIT are desired by organizations globally! Join us and find your future in IT. 

With cloud engineering, devops engineering, web development/design, mobile apps, big data, software engineering, the ever-expanding internet, social media, security threats, and a whole world’s-worth of information, organizations large and small rely on well-qualified and highly-specialized IT professionals.

The degree I earned from the BYU-Idaho CIT department provided me with marketable skills for internships and full-time employment. I am especially thankful for the faculty for creating a rigorous, yet safe, learning environment. There was always a helping hand at the ready to offer assistance.

Jason A. | Solutions Architect at AWS,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Computer Information Technology have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Cybersecurity Analyst

Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and maintain an organization’s information security. They educate users about computer security, security software, monitor networks for security breaches, and cyber-attacks. Due to the severity and increased occurrence of cyber-attacks, cybersecurity analysts are in high demand.


Cloud & DevOps engineers create and deploy server infrastructures to cloud providers such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Deploying software, websites, business applications, and systems to the cloud will be part of your future.

Data Engineer

Data engineers create and manage data pipelines, platforms, integrations, and databases. Managing data warehouses and data lakes with cloud and on-premises data technologies will be your role.

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All degree-related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Computer Information Technology, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • CIT 171—Introduction to Cybersecurity

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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