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Western Kentucky University
Transfer Office
270-745-2178
transfer@wku.edu
1906 College Heights Blvd #11052 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (AAS OR AS TO BS)

Effective Date: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (AAS OR AS TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

General Education Core
Written Communications (WC): 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Oral Communications (OC): 3 Credit Hours
OC Course 3
Heritage (HR): 3 Credit Hours
Heritage Course 3
Humanities (HU): 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Course 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB): 6 Credit Hours
SB Course 3
SB Course 3
Natural Sciences (NS): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
NS Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Quantitative Reasoning (QR): 6 Credit Hours
MAT 150 (3) 3
QR Course 3
Total Credit Hours  34
Associate in Science Requirements
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) -or- Natural Sciences (NS): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
QR/NS Course 3
QR/NS Course 3
General Education Core (GE) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours  12
Electives
DLC Elective 3
QMS 240 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  15

Pre-Transfer Notes

The WKU Computer Information Technology online major (reference number 555) requires 120 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. No minor or second major is required. Enrollment in the CIT program is limited and based on student qualifications. All CIT courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. For 2+2 transfer students, 36 hours of CIT courses are required. These include:
• Four 300-level courses (usually taken in the first semester): CIT 300, 302, 352, 372 (12 hours)
• Seven courses, to be selected from 400-level CIT courses and/or from AMS 342, 367, 390, 394, 396, 430, 475 (21 hours)
• Capstone course: AMS 490 (3 hours, to be taken in last semester)
In order to be considered a 2+2 student and take advantage of the reduced number of hours (36 instead of 60), students must transfer to WKU with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree (or A.S. in some cases) in a technology subject area from a regionally accredited school.
Students who transfer from a community/technical college and are not General Education Certified will need to complete WKU's Colonnade requirements. These may be completed at WKU, online, or, in some cases, at other colleges local to the student.

It is possible that under some circumstances students may be able to complete the CIT bachelor's degree in 36 semester hours.

Those with questions about the WKU Computer Information Technology program may contact:
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Phone: 270-745-3251
Email: cit@wku.edu

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Western Kentucky University Courses
CIT 300 (3) 3
CIT 302 (3) 3
CIT 352 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CIT 372 (3) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
Elective 3
AMS 490 (3) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
CIT Elective (Upper level) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  60

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Computer Information Technology program may contact:
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Phone: 270-745-3251
Email: cit@wku.edu


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